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  1. I agree with Ed, I'd use a chemical stripper to...

    I agree with Ed, I'd use a chemical stripper to remove the existing finish. Go gentle with any sandpaper; veneer is thin and is easy to cut through and then you have bigger problems. Maybe there's...
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    Ken, I read your post to say that you used a...

    Ken, I read your post to say that you used a water soaked cotton ball over the end of your gun that had BIN shellac based primer in it. Is that correct? If so, no wonder you had a sticky mess. BIN...
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    My favorite tool for live edges is a draw knife. ...

    My favorite tool for live edges is a draw knife. It removes bark and cambium quicker than about anything and is great for dealing with defects, transitions, etc. It just seems like the perfect tool...
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    If you use solvent and/or OB products there's no...

    If you use solvent and/or OB products there's no need or benefit to raising the grain. 150 grit is good for film finishes but with wipe on finishes I would sand it to at least 220 grit. At the very...
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    Keven, I used weep holes on this West facing...

    Keven, I used weep holes on this West facing door:
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    Epifanes is good stuff but it's not easy...

    Epifanes is good stuff but it's not easy maintenance. Heck, it's not even easy to apply the first time - seven coats. I've had great luck with Cetol Door and Window finish. It only takes 2 or 3...
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    That's a nice looking table, Mike. You can...

    That's a nice looking table, Mike. You can reproduce many of the Stickley finishes by following the recipes from Jeff Jewitt at Homestead Finishing. Here's a link to the page that will take you to...
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    Well done. That was a straight forward but...

    Well done. That was a straight forward but clever solution to the problem of supporting the long grain top. I hope your clients are happy.

    John
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    I treat the ends of panels with epoxy to help...

    I treat the ends of panels with epoxy to help seal the end grain, but I also install weep holes to let water drain out. Water is going to find it's way between the panel and lower rail with an...
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    That makes it even more special John

    That makes it even more special

    John
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    Looks really good Jebediah. John

    Looks really good Jebediah.

    John
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    Yes, definitely, and I'll bet Steve is not just...

    Yes, definitely, and I'll bet Steve is not just using wood willy nilly. No one gets lucky for 40 years. In the OP's case, his shop and wood storage areas both have AC. The wood supplier's warehouse...
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    Get a moisture meter. Measure the MC of wood...

    Get a moisture meter. Measure the MC of wood that's been in your shop for many months. Then measure the MC of wood that you buy. If the MC is more than maybe +/- 2% it would be best to let it...
  14. Me? I don't think I've moved the saw more than a...

    Me? I don't think I've moved the saw more than a few inches since I put it into it's place. I bought it more as a way to be able to move it into my shop than with any intentions of moving it...
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    Yes, I'd use a single panel. Just make sure to...

    Yes, I'd use a single panel. Just make sure to finish it completely before installation and that it can float in the frame.

    John
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    If it's out of the weather all will be well if...

    If it's out of the weather all will be well if you follow your plan.

    John
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    If sent a PM to me, Rich, I didn't get it. ...

    If sent a PM to me, Rich, I didn't get it.

    John
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    Thanks very much Jim. That may be a perfect fit...

    Thanks very much Jim. That may be a perfect fit for my CNC guy.

    John
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    Cutting thick blanks and logs requires HP. My...

    Cutting thick blanks and logs requires HP. My general rule of thumb is 4" / HP. So if you have 12" of resaw height, for example, you need at least 3 HP to be efficient - efficient means not having...
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    I contacted Russel Crawford about his Aspire...

    I contacted Russel Crawford about his Aspire files and plans and he was very gracious to respond within just a few minutes. I also shared his website link with my friend, who then proceeded to tell...
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    Anyone have a router duplicator?

    I have a friend who makes beautiful Hal Taylor chairs. The time it takes to make one of those beauties is mind bending, and a lot of that time is with a grinder and profile disk to shape the pieces....
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    If it's clear pine it would be worth it, but not...

    If it's clear pine it would be worth it, but not for $400. Otherwise, IMO, no. An 18" log 10 ft long has 130 bf in it. My charge to mill it would be about $60 plus $1/mile travel plus $30 for any...
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    How about a rug? John

    How about a rug?

    John
  24. Are you sure they aren't hanging up somewhere? ...

    Are you sure they aren't hanging up somewhere? 1/8" clearance on the sides and top should be more than enough to prevent airlock. Once the front of the drawer clears the cabinet there should be no...
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    I know you said WB but Arm-R-Seal or Osmo Oil...

    I know you said WB but Arm-R-Seal or Osmo Oil would be easier, look great on walnut, go over epoxy w/o problem, and are very durable. If you want to spray a WB I'd look at GF's Enduro Poly; it has...
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