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  1. Sticky: I do understand that when I use Tite Bond 3 (...

    I do understand that when I use Tite Bond 3 ( used at least 30 times ) as an end grain sealer VS Anchorseal ( used hundreds of times ), the amount of end grain checking seems to me to be...
  2. Taking a router bit to the edge of curly maple.

    For those who have done it. How has it worked out for you? And I am talking about serious curl in your board. I don't care to hear about routing maple with just a bit of curl in it.
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    My advice would be to try to talk to these people...

    My advice would be to try to talk to these people about drying larch.

    www.larchwoodcanada.com

    They make home furnishing products out of larch.

    They mill and dry their larch wood on...
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    PPB's are the least of your worries when it comes...

    PPB's are the least of your worries when it comes to pine. Beetles much bigger then that will hit it and hit it fast, within a week of dropping it this time of year. If you don't want holes in it...
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    For sure, but if the trees have been dead for a...

    For sure, but if the trees have been dead for a while there may be something else deep in the wood by now. Got to get them soon after the beetles kill them.
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    I have milled about 1000 board feet of EAB White...

    I have milled about 1000 board feet of EAB White Ash and found that it was already very dry off the mill. So dry that I did not use any water on my blade when I cut it. Because of that it cut like...
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    The good news is that small young ash trees (...

    The good news is that small young ash trees ( their bark not yet fissuring ) are impervious to the EAB. There are many young saplings around are area.

    The question is how long will they remain...
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    458927458926 Here in Weston, CT Ash trees...

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    Here in Weston, CT Ash trees have been dropped by the state and town HW departments because they have died from Emerald Ash Borer. The beetle does not travel past the bark so the...
  9. Sticky: soooo are you and or Anchorseal saying that a...

    soooo are you and or Anchorseal saying that a lot of the drying process in the kiln takes place through the end grain after the Anchorseal evaporates off the end grain????
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    Also regarding Waterlox. I don't think the...

    Also regarding Waterlox.

    I don't think the sealer ( first coat ) or stuff that comes in the square can needs to be shaken. I surmise that shaking it will make it gel sooner too. The finish that...
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    To me the number one disadvantage of Waterlox is...

    To me the number one disadvantage of Waterlox is it is a soft finish and scratches easily and does not work well for high contact areas such as cabinet/drawer pull areas or on floors. I know of...
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    Yes I learned that through horrifying experience...

    Yes I learned that through horrifying experience that Waterlox exposed to air will catalyze faster and if put back in a can of non exposed will take the non exposed off to catalyze world faster too. ...
  13. Sticky: I have found for myself over the past several...

    I have found for myself over the past several years that Titebond III is the best end grain sealer available anywhere. BY FAR. It works well outside as well and is durable even to UV and water...
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    Stan, thanks for the input. And thanks to all...

    Stan, thanks for the input. And thanks to all who are on this incredible website of sharing.

    Do not take this personally but rather as a complement as I surmise that you know more about this...
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    finishing inside of drawers

    I have made some drawers for some side tables. Door fronts are made of cherry and finished with water lox. The drawer interiors are made with ash side and back rails and the drawer bottom is a...
  16. Charley The bits that came with my Leigh Super...

    Charley

    The bits that came with my Leigh Super 12 are 8 mm bits. The Whiteside bit I bought is 8 mm as well.

    Are you saying I would get a better cut with a 12 mm.

    The 8 mm seemed to...
  17. Don't worry ... I would not go to home depot or...

    Don't worry ... I would not go to home depot or lowes for this item or advice on it if somebody were holding a gun to my head. Although I certainly will go for other things.

    Whitesides version...
  18. Thanks Alex Last night I bought the Whiteside...

    Thanks Alex

    Last night I bought the Whiteside version of Leighs 120-8 bit. It was difficult to be sure it was the correct bit at first for the reasons mentioned in my previous post.

    From the...
  19. Charley, A serious thanks to you for providing...

    Charley, A serious thanks to you for providing your helpful insight and information.

    "You also need to remember not to lift the router off the jig unless the bit has completely stopped spinning"...
  20. What kind of jig do you use?

    What kind of jig do you use?
  21. Using non Leigh dovetail bits in a Leigh Dovetail Jig

    I am learning to Dovetail with a Leigh Super 12 and am starting to pick things up. Last night I got so excited at my success and forgot to slide the router out of guide pin clearance before lifting...
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    Fur sure But I would say the proper term for...

    Fur sure

    But I would say the proper term for it is turquoised walnut. Very ephemeral.

    I suppose that is why some "who doo" woodworkers started injecting walnut with real turquoise.

    To make...
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    Thanks Cary My infeed is slightly lower and...

    Thanks Cary

    My infeed is slightly lower and the board picks up slightly off the infeed table when it first goes in.

    Somehow not getting any snipe on it at all.

    Perhaps that is because I have...
  24. Michael I have been using Waterlox for a while...

    Michael

    I have been using Waterlox for a while now. 6-7 coats of it seems like too many for anything I know of. It is not designed to be applied like a pure tongue oil (i.e. the more coats the...
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    Planer Table extensions

    I have a old 15" Yorkcraft Planer

    The infeed table extension is not perfectly level with the cutter head table and the outfeed table extension, which are both level with each other.

    The infeed...
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