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    Charlie, you were lucky the realtor knew someone...

    Charlie, you were lucky the realtor knew someone in the biz !!!
  2. Thread: Baby Cribs

    by Mel Fulks
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    Cradles are out only when babies are out. New...

    Cradles are out only when babies are out. New stuff on the floor is a trip hazard. I like the "above it all" cribs.
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    Andrew, please tell her she is already making the...

    Andrew, please tell her she is already making the world better. I'm picky about using the right word , but pretty
    sure I have not been using those two words correctly. Gonna remember the...
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    I'm betting the bit did not have the 1/8th space....

    I'm betting the bit did not have the 1/8th space. I've worked with guys who had many years of trade work behind them
    with no incidents ...and had never left the space ,and never even heard of it. ...
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    Not saying this will work. This is what I would...

    Not saying this will work. This is what I would try. Cut slots in the back ,fill , apply veneer
  6. I've used a number of Powermatic planers and like...

    I've used a number of Powermatic planers and like them. Like most planers they are sold with the cheapest low grade
    knives. Before you decide you must buy whole new head, buy a set of M2 or T1...
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    Good stuff, Bill. Become a "contributor" for $6...

    Good stuff, Bill. Become a "contributor" for $6 yearly and you can post pics of the two of you. Much cheaper than the
    Goodyear blimp.
  8. Having seen staple 'legs" in soft woods I know...

    Having seen staple 'legs" in soft woods I know they are not always removed by planer. If the staples are not coated ,I guess some are removed . "Restacking" by seller can conceal grit
    and even...
  9. Carbide is so brittle, I don't think it would...

    Carbide is so brittle, I don't think it would help you. If the staples are the work of your supliers ,try to get them to
    change methods. Running the first pass thru planer fast as machine will go ,...
  10. Agree with Mark. IF you can get poplar that is...

    Agree with Mark. IF you can get poplar that is reasonably straight. Years back we had a good suplier that sent stuff
    with a generous thickness and straight . They said their "secret" with poplar...
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    Many do work too cheaply in order to "get in"...

    Many do work too cheaply in order to "get in" with big contractors. Way to many! I believe in having some good stock products
    and always showing them ....not just getting the 30 feet of shoe mould...
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    I've had that happen even on some fine 12/4 fir...

    I've had that happen even on some fine 12/4 fir for big doors. For things that will be stained, I put the stock on a table, and use a piece of scrap from same wood to make a diamond shaped patch. For...
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    Steven , Im guessing 1920s for that piece.

    Steven , Im guessing 1920s for that piece.
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    Jim, nothing wrong with that book case, or paint...

    Jim, nothing wrong with that book case, or paint cabinet . But I doubt many in England would call that a sideboard .
  15. Thread: Double bead

    by Mel Fulks
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    Mark, I think some of us are wondering if the...

    Mark, I think some of us are wondering if the question is theoretical or practical. I think it was probably carved first .
    Then smoothed by shaped scraper and "horse tail" plant and or other...
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    Not trying to dissuade you from your goal ,but...

    Not trying to dissuade you from your goal ,but there are a LOT of old sideboards. Some are huge,so they tend to be the
    lower priced ones. Dovetailed drawers are nice, but I would not feel...
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    James, thanks for a well expressed bit of good...

    James, thanks for a well expressed bit of good news and friendship.
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    Burr oak came to mind ,don't know why. But the...

    Burr oak came to mind ,don't know why. But the net pics look like a possibility. Has some open pores and some closed.
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    Bill, good job. Too bad that cushy DRAGNET sign...

    Bill, good job. Too bad that cushy DRAGNET sign off job is now in China !
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    Congratulations,John. I suspect you keep the...

    Congratulations,John. I suspect you keep the best magic wands for yourself !! Happiness is a tough but
    rewarding skill and you two have it and share it. Wishing you all the best.
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    Net says GLIDDEN Sold to PPG and now not as good...

    Net says GLIDDEN Sold to PPG and now not as good as it was. I don't see any difference. Anybody here used both and
    have an opinion ?
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    Sorry I was not clear. Far as I know they are the...

    Sorry I was not clear. Far as I know they are the same thing ,that's why I mentioned name changes.
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    Yes,but I wish they would stop re-naming stuff. ...

    Yes,but I wish they would stop re-naming stuff. If you get some Gripper on your hands 20 seconds later you have to
    use a scrubby to remove it. Terrific hide quality ,too
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    I don't agree with the oil primer advice. I like...

    I don't agree with the oil primer advice. I like the Gripper primer that was first mentioned here by Jason Roehel.
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    Mark, It's too bad those Phoenix birds are...

    Mark, It's too bad those Phoenix birds are protected by the Feds. But I love to see them on clear nights !
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