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    Mel has a good point. I might even leave off the...

    Mel has a good point. I might even leave off the engraving all together and only put a note on the back as he suggests.
  2. FWIW, I have a Shapton 500 and really like it. It...

    FWIW, I have a Shapton 500 and really like it. It doesnt seem too soft to me. I don't recall which "model" it is - it's just a 500 grit slab on top of clear glass.
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    Always love seeing your intarsia Dennis! (IIRC,...

    Always love seeing your intarsia Dennis! (IIRC, you posted this one before.)
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    Never saw them do mahogany - bet that was neat....

    Never saw them do mahogany - bet that was neat. But I have see them make poplar look like cherry several times. Like you said, it was "old guys", craftsmen who had been finishing for many years. I...
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    I use it all the time for unpainted projects. I...

    I use it all the time for unpainted projects. I like the way it works and looks.
  6. Could it be that the suppliers (canneries, etc)...

    Could it be that the suppliers (canneries, etc) can only get limited amounts of "stuff", so they give priority to their brand over packaging it as a store brand? I dont know - just throwing out an...
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    Welcome to the Creek Greg! Glad to have you join...

    Welcome to the Creek Greg! Glad to have you join us!
    What kind of things do you like to build - furniture, decorative boxes, turning?
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    Wow Bob! That's a really nice sllep station for...

    Wow Bob! That's a really nice sllep station for your pup!
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    I'm not deeply versed in them, but that's usually...

    I'm not deeply versed in them, but that's usually referred to as a Transitional Plane. Patrick Leach says "Stanley claimed that "Every Carpenter needs two or more wood planes in his kit, for rough...
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    Nice work Dennis. I especially like the birdhouse.

    Nice work Dennis. I especially like the birdhouse.
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    Nice work! I love making pieces like this that...

    Nice work! I love making pieces like this that see regular, practical use. I have something like this next to my favorite chair, too. I especially like the way you shaped the legs.
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    To see the pictures and send/receive messages,...

    To see the pictures and send/receive messages, you'll need to join up as a contributor. That's only $6 per year and it helps to pay the bills here. If you'd like to join us, use the gold "donate"...
  13. I enjoyed that article. Thanks for posting it!

    I enjoyed that article. Thanks for posting it!
  14. Thanks John. Those are good ideas!

    Thanks John. Those are good ideas!
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    Wow. I haven't seen that kind of behavior in a...

    Wow. I haven't seen that kind of behavior in a long time. That's refreshing.
  16. This is not what you asked, but it may be useful....

    This is not what you asked, but it may be useful. If your wife doesn't find the chisels you want "in person" while in Tokyo, you could place an order with Stan Covington and have them shipped here....
  17. You'll all laugh at me. But sometimes I like to...

    You'll all laugh at me. But sometimes I like to walk around Home Depot just looking to see what hardware, ventilation, plumbing, flooring supplies, etc are for sale - just asking myself "I wonder...
  18. Oh gosh, I hear Jeff Foxworthy in my ear! :) :) :)

    Oh gosh, I hear Jeff Foxworthy in my ear! :) :) :)
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    My folks have sprinklers. Their guy charges a $75...

    My folks have sprinklers. Their guy charges a $75 trip charge. So I could see $100 around here, if you call a repairman. But the cost of living may be higher where the OP lives.
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    That's interesting and fun! How did you...

    That's interesting and fun!
    How did you determine the proper incline angle?
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    Thank you John. Just what I was looking for. I...

    Thank you John. Just what I was looking for. I appreciate you posting this!
    Fred
  22. +1 for french cleats.

    +1 for french cleats.
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    I think I'd have asked him to pay for the damage,...

    I think I'd have asked him to pay for the damage, when he brought it to me. No surprises that way, for either of you.

    But like you, I've "gotten attitude" from an AC guy with whom I was...
  24. I found the prices to be comparable - both around...

    I found the prices to be comparable - both around $470. The NT just seemed more solid to me Dave. (Full disclosure: I couldnt put "hands on" either machine before buying, so there is some...
  25. Brief Initial Review: North Star 53009 Air Compressor

    A week or so ago, I posted asking for advice on a small air compressor. You all gave me a lot of help and I appreciated it. (My goals were smaller physically and quieter than my old BORG 20 gallon 2...
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