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    Yes, the sun will fade it. Some call it "patina"...

    Yes, the sun will fade it. Some call it "patina" others call it faded. When I was a kid all the ladies in my extended family
    would go nuts if they walked into a room with framed prints, curtains,...
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    A thing of great beauty. We moderns probably...

    A thing of great beauty. We moderns probably spend a lot more time on our stuff than the cabinet makers of old. The
    small imperfection makes you the guy who produces...not dabbles.
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    I used to make "circle sash" ,as we called them,...

    I used to make "circle sash" ,as we called them, often. We would bandsaw just a heavy 1/16th ,then use a shaper and plywood template to trim them to uniform width. Use shaper to cut glass rabbet,...
  4. I disagree that the fix is only temporary, it's a...

    I disagree that the fix is only temporary, it's a method that has been used on some fine pieces by places that have a big budget, and the cells squeezed to a
    skinny oblong shape pull the board flat....
  5. You can put some water on the convex side. That's...

    You can put some water on the convex side. That's seemingly counter to logic, but it often works. It makes the wet side
    more bowed,but when it dries it flattens. Water makes the cells swell. The...
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    To keep sharp longer : cut as fast as you safely...

    To keep sharp longer : cut as fast as you safely can. Many ,especially beginners ,think slow is better for sharp. NO!
    EXTRA slow is a real edge killer.
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    At least 60 years ago my parents invested in a...

    At least 60 years ago my parents invested in a bamboo particle board. Did not succeed. There have been a number of
    those things. I favor cheap 3/4 inch plywood installed sloping 1/8th inch per foot...
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    Yeah, not doing the job would be pretty safe.

    Yeah, not doing the job would be pretty safe.
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    Mark, just read the whole post. I guess I guessed...

    Mark, just read the whole post. I guess I guessed it was the end of a finger. Some of us will now be using full face shields.
    Thanks for reinforcing safety by relating what must be a most painful...
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    Is that your own design? There are some...

    Is that your own design? There are some eccentric pieces that out shine the best established formal standards. I think the
    pigeon holes would light up with bright cloth at the end of those...
  11. Oh yeah! Good film with Charlton Heston !

    Oh yeah! Good film with Charlton Heston !
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    I like the sand idea,and suggest a warning label...

    I like the sand idea,and suggest a warning label about what happens to the planer if the people of the
    future have thoughts about turning it into bird houses and cutting boards.
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    That is the unvarnished truth!!

    That is the unvarnished truth!!
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    I see Perry's comment not as insult, just...

    I see Perry's comment not as insult, just recognition of the horrible task. Lots of young guys have thought
    of such wars as a chance to travel and meet women. Lot of people in my family met their...
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    Something like that has to be done by someone...

    Something like that has to be done by someone with skill. And usually with boards that long you have to adjust the
    jointer outfeed table a bit. Delicate stuff. If the pieces were not carefully...
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    I would not break up that nice tall look. Either...

    I would not break up that nice tall look. Either color , plus one trim color
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    Woodworkerstoolworks. Got to tell this again!...

    Woodworkerstoolworks. Got to tell this again! Ordered something from the guy and had to return it and get something else,from him. Took quite a while! He had moved the business to another STATE....
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    Insist on real M2 or something considered above...

    Insist on real M2 or something considered above it. Insist on them grinding "5 degrees of side clearance" on all profiles,
    without that you will get burn on sides of beads and such after just a...
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    Sure. But I wasn't slamming ,just saying this is...

    Sure. But I wasn't slamming ,just saying this is a pretty it's all about us time. And the story of the novel and Wright's
    refusal to drawn into any appropriation of himself by Rand is interesting.
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    Will be treasured. I'm guessing the end overlay...

    Will be treasured. I'm guessing the end overlay is a whimsical tree....if it had some paint on it no one would have to
    wonder. I would even consider some discarded costume jewels as "fruit" .
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    Certainly FLW is on every list of great...

    Certainly FLW is on every list of great architects. But who's READING those lists, besides the family of the list makers ?
    And his luster is in part burnished by his heroic fictional self ,Howard...
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    Heart cypress is great, but expensive. Most...

    Heart cypress is great, but expensive. Most that's available here is not heart .
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    Maybe FLW is being bad-mouthed...and maybe he...

    Maybe FLW is being bad-mouthed...and maybe he didn't go after a clients wife. SHE went after him and was bigger than
    he was!
  24. All of the cabinet grade plywood I've seen had...

    All of the cabinet grade plywood I've seen had extremely thin veneer. Any sanding was was mainly to remove a smudge or
    finger print. We carefully checked for damage before signing ticket since...
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    I think white oak is a good choice. The problem...

    I think white oak is a good choice. The problem with conifers is that if its not quarter sawn you will get some sharp edges
    from grain lifting on the heart side. Your project will be seen on both...
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