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  1. James, I've been using pig skin in many of my...

    James,

    I've been using pig skin in many of my boxes and it may be an alternative to felt. It has a tighter nap for one so it won't collect as much "crumbs" as the fuzzy felt but still offers...
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    A piano of wine

    This case is designed to hold a "piano" of wine which is a 6 liter, 3 liter, 1.5 liter and 750 milliliter of wine bottles. A Steinway Model D, their largest concert piano, was chosen as the...
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    Bruce, These boxes are for bragging rights,...

    Bruce,

    These boxes are for bragging rights, as well as the wine bottles that they contain. :)
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    I purchased the white/black/white purfling from...

    I purchased the white/black/white purfling from Luthier's Mercantile in Windsor, Ca. I then cut a thin strip of poplar the width of my abalone and sandwiched/glue the w/b/w, poplar and w/b/w ...
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    Veneered wine box

    I recently completed two veneered wine boxes for large format bottles. One box is for a 3 liter, the second is a 1 1/2 liter. Both boxes have a poplar core. The planks were resawn, then reversed and...
  6. Patrick, I've a friend in Petaluma that was...

    Patrick,

    I've a friend in Petaluma that was also looking to have a log milled. My research found this guy : Kyle Dowd 707-774-2787 in Santa Rosa

    He was recommended by someone on Nextdoor...
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    Update: Contacted Bandsawbladesdirect this...

    Update: Contacted Bandsawbladesdirect this morning. A new blade is being made for me and will go out today. The'll include a UPS label so I can send the bad blade back so they can get credit from...
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    Yes, that is exactly what happened. Odd that the...

    Yes, that is exactly what happened. Odd that the three teeth were not all together.....Like maybe someone sneezed.....
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    Yes, I would suspect the blades are sent to...

    Yes, I would suspect the blades are sent to bandsawbladesdirect in rolls to be cut to length and welded by them.
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    unexpected issue with Lenox tri master

    I've used a Lenox Tri Master band saw blades before and found it to be one of the smoothest cuts I've experienced. Tremendous for the thin veneers I cut. Well, eventually my last blade became dull...
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    Thanks Tom. My concern is that that I would be...

    Thanks Tom. My concern is that that I would be replacing it with something similar to the Delta X which I was not a fan of. Alternatives such as the Supermax 25 x2 (5 hp) and the Jet 22-44 (3 hp) are...
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    Supermax drum sander 16-32

    Considering purchasing one of the above. I'll use it primarily on thin,prior resawn hardwood that would spatter if sent through a planer so probably just 80 grit and finish sanding with a Festool...
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    Steve, This unit was brought to my attention by...

    Steve,
    This unit was brought to my attention by seamon_custom_builds on Instagram. From the look of his products it appears adequate to burn into wood. Much of his work is quite dark. The...
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    Universal engraver question

    Does anyone have experience with the lasers sold by Universal Engravers ? I am looking at a 15W unit with a 40 x 40 table for engraving wood. I may be making the occasional box for wine bottles and...
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    I'm light sanding with 320. Waiting at least a...

    I'm light sanding with 320. Waiting at least a day between coats to allow for a good cure......time to experiment...Thanks to those that replied.
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    " the previous day's light sanding marks are...

    " the previous day's light sanding marks are visible" ... so each coat shows the sanding marks from the previous day.
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    question for wipe on poly users

    I'm finishing up a couple of Camphor veneered boxes and have chosen Minwax wipe on poly satin. A coating I have used many times on its own without issue. I usually finish with fine steel wool and...
  18. Delta Horizontal boring machine 32-350 cost new ?

    I know their not available currently but I have a chance to purchase a used one and was wondering if anyone has bought one new and what they paid for it.

    and if you have one, do you like it ?
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    I know this is an older thread but like Mark, I...

    I know this is an older thread but like Mark, I have not been on the forum for a long time. I find myself shocked at Marks passing. He was one the folks that inspired me to do better as a craftsman...
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    Having an understanding of your design might help...

    Having an understanding of your design might help with additional suggestions. I think most of us are thinking your glass top is sitting right on the tops (end grain) of the legs. If so, perhaps the...
  21. John, Many moons ago I cut out some...

    John,

    Many moons ago I cut out some measurement sticks out of hardwood that allow for quick set up for a variety of purposes. 4" in length, 1/2" in width and one each of 1/8", 1/4" and 3/8". I...
  22. Hey neighbor John, Whereas careful...

    Hey neighbor John,

    Whereas careful measurements are important to achieve your goal there are additional factors to consider. Drift has already been mentioned to you and are we to assume the...
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    Beautiful work Andrew ! Love the moustache bridge...

    Beautiful work Andrew ! Love the moustache bridge : )

    Cheers,

    Kent
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    That's just the greatest thing I've seen all day....

    That's just the greatest thing I've seen all day. Excellent job!

    18 rooms heh...probably should still make another for the mother in law...

    Cheers,

    KP
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    Martijn, John has a few very solid points for...

    Martijn,

    John has a few very solid points for you to consider. The plank overlap, if fitted well and glued with epoxy, cured within its desired temperature range, should be adequate. Introducing...
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