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    There’s a kapex in the smc classifieds for $750.

    There’s a kapex in the smc classifieds for $750.
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    Transtint offers a green wood dye. ...

    Transtint offers a green wood dye. https://www.amazon.com/TransTint-Dyes-Green/dp/B0037M8Y2E
  3. The safe approach would be to glue it for the...

    The safe approach would be to glue it for the front few inches, and use some sliding joint at the rear. Instead of sliding dovetail, I’d use construction like a breadboard end: longish tenon with...
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    This?...

    This?...
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    No. The wall will support a mantel. But if you...

    No. The wall will support a mantel. But if you really want a hollow mantel, don't buy a solid 4x12. Instead, build the hollow mantel from 1x material. Much less work, much less material cost.
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    A scrub plane might do what you want. Or like...

    A scrub plane might do what you want. Or like Ron says, an adze. They both leave scallops on the surface, like what you'd see on a beam flattened before power tools. Both approaches take some...
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    The spacer grid is built from strips of plywood...

    The spacer grid is built from strips of plywood that run the full length or full width of the box. At each intersection, there is a kinda-half-lap. I say kinda because the "joint" isn't a joint. ...
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    My extra table is a torsion box which can sit on...

    My extra table is a torsion box which can sit on sawhorses. The box hangs on a wall when it is not in use. The box is 72 by 42 by 4 1/4. The skins are quarter inch for ply. The spacer grid is made...
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    Yeah, paint thinner in CA now is good only for...

    Yeah, paint thinner in CA now is good only for cleaning brushes. However the good stuff is still sold in Oregon. Whenever a friend is driving north, I get them to bring me back a quart. Nevada might...
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    Some traditional chair designs want a crisp edge...

    Some traditional chair designs want a crisp edge for the scoop -- Windsors for instance. But for this modern chair, I don't see the need for a crisp edge; there isn't another sharp edge anyplace...
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    Here is a chair I made which shows why my 6" ROS...

    Here is a chair I made which shows why my 6" ROS is too big.
    The back is first bawnsawn, then shaped with a 4" right-angle grinder with a structured-carbide disc and then with 4" sanding discs. ...
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    Thank you all for your many suggestions. They...

    Thank you all for your many suggestions. They give me much more to sort out -- which is good!
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    JR, I’ve not seen that material. The stuff I’ve...

    JR, I’ve not seen that material. The stuff I’ve seen is the next to the left in your pic: lumber core and thick faces. How does the single ply behave? Does it cup across the grain? Does it expand and...
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    I've occasionally used Jim's approach. For me,...

    I've occasionally used Jim's approach. For me, the problem is to avoid cutting myself. I'm pushing the workpiece past the plane, with my finger kinda hooked over the end to provide pushing force....
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    Jim, I'm concerned about matching the color of...

    Jim, I'm concerned about matching the color of the banding to the color of the plywood. This job is that color often called "caramelized". Looking at pics on the web, it seems that each...
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    Small diameter ROS sanders?

    I'm looking at small-diameter random orbit sanders, which I would use to sand concave furniture parts -- like scooped-out chair seats, and sculpted back rails. I think my sanding problem is the...
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    Edgebanding bamboo plywood?

    I’m going to build some bookshelves from bamboo plywood. The material has rather thick faces— about an eighth inch. I’m thinking I will cut some of that off, and use it as edgebanding. Anybody done...
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    Lowe’s still sells minwax, if you have one of...

    Lowe’s still sells minwax, if you have one of those near you.
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    Where is this house? Does it have a name? Does...

    Where is this house? Does it have a name? Does the outfit taking care of it have a name?
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    The OP observes that his wood is pretty high...

    The OP observes that his wood is pretty high density. That suggests eucalyptus more than Liquidamber. As I recall, Liquidamber is more like cherry's density and hardness. The eucalyptus lumber...
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    I say they’re drawers because they look like...

    I say they’re drawers because they look like drawers. There’s little reason for th maker to build them to look like drawers, but not be drawers. I bet they are drawers with some sort of push-to-open...
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    When I say "wood spring" I'm thinking of a long...

    When I say "wood spring" I'm thinking of a long thin slat, not a fancy coiled up thin. The long thin slat is a leaf spring. Hold it firmly at one end, and try to move the other end away from...
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    Here's an unusual approach.... The drawer box is...

    Here's an unusual approach.... The drawer box is recessed about 1" from the back of the visible drawer front. The drawer front is pivoted on a vertical axis at the middle of the front. If you...
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    by Jamie Buxton
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    There is a tree in the southeast US called Sweet...

    There is a tree in the southeast US called Sweet Gum or Liquid Amber. Lumber from it is often called Red Gum, and I've seen it in a lumberyard here in San Francisco.
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    Here's a link to the Hettich product pages:...

    Here's a link to the Hettich product pages: https://www.wwhardware.com/media/installation/QuadroIW214D.pdf
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