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    Thanks, Lee. I was guessing Truman.

    Thanks, Lee. I was guessing Truman.
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    Talking about Truman ?

    Talking about Truman ?
  3. I'm sure it lacks the small imperfections of the...

    I'm sure it lacks the small imperfections of the old ones, but as long as people want to buy perfect chairs you will do well !
    I don't think I've ever seen a crest rail so beautifully detailed.
  4. It is providing a service. They don't say "free...

    It is providing a service. They don't say "free service". Anyone who bought it and later had a lightning caused house fire
    has been glad they bought it.
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    I've forgotten what the product was, ....some...

    I've forgotten what the product was, ....some collectible, but the maker had a big lot of boxes that needed to be lined
    with cloth , felt ,I think. They had a number of ladies working on them...
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    The type of job Mark Bolton is doing, walnut...

    The type of job Mark Bolton is doing, walnut boxes, shows good quality control. All those collectible type orders have to
    be done well as the buyers tend to be "discerning".
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    Patrick,thanks for the kind word, and agreement...

    Patrick,thanks for the kind word, and agreement on treatments helps an Op go forward with confidence.
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    The first thing I would do is remove top and turn...

    The first thing I would do is remove top and turn it face down on a blanket. That will let the back get a little dryer and
    get flatter. Cauls underneath top might hold it
  9. Thread: Delta Shaper

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    Rod, I couldn't think up the name Shaw Guard...

    Rod, I couldn't think up the name Shaw Guard yesterday. But when I was trying to find one I was asking for it by the
    correct name.
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    I think the wanted posters are the bigger loss....

    I think the wanted posters are the bigger loss. As a kid I was always watching for the crooks in the A&P grocery. Never saw any of them. I decided they must be shopping at Colonial Store....as they...
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    And one missing leg !

    And one missing leg !
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    I'd say Picasso handled it the same way the...

    I'd say Picasso handled it the same way the cartoonists do. When something is obviously a thing you don't recognize as
    "real" you don't expect 3D. It's like Mickey Mouse....you just accept he has a...
  13. Thread: Delta Shaper

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    My spring hold down post just reminded me of...

    My spring hold down post just reminded me of another thing I don't like about the E. Stevenson shaper book. Don't think
    it mentions spring hold downs. He does mention a combo guard - pressure bar....
  14. Thread: Delta Shaper

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    Power feeders are good. But that machine is too...

    Power feeders are good. But that machine is too small for a big feeder, IMO. They can turn over. The small feeders I've seen were too fast.
    Might be better stuff around now. I would use a spring...
  15. Ben, like me you have thought this through with...

    Ben, like me you have thought this through with clarity. Let's hope it catches on. There are enough fossils in the
    Smithsonian. "Smoke 'em if you gottem' "
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    I don't know how band saws are sharpened now....

    I don't know how band saws are sharpened now. Looking on line I see only Dremels and such. Mid 60's ,a place I worked
    had a machine with a ratchet to move and sharpen one-tooth-atta-time. It stood...
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    I doubt Mark is "wrong" . But the owner of the...

    I doubt Mark is "wrong" . But the owner of the custom architectural company where my longest employment was ,
    always said "sap in walnut is not graded as a defect". My interpretation was that...
  18. Thread: Delta Shaper

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    For just running a moulding it should be ok ,most...

    For just running a moulding it should be ok ,most of the time.
  19. Thread: Delta Shaper

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    Steel is sharper than carbide. Carbide depends on...

    Steel is sharper than carbide. Carbide depends on speed. I've seen guys run cabinet door joints on slow speed, cut
    LOOKED fine ...but the joints would not close up...left a small opening . That...
  20. Thread: Shiplap Back

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    Kiln dried maple doesn't need much. I've always...

    Kiln dried maple doesn't need much. I've always used "small flat , bead ,small flat ,bead...." on face and about 1/16th
    between boards on back of back.
  21. Thread: Delta Shaper

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    "More power and quieter" The two speed machines...

    "More power and quieter" The two speed machines are ok. But the one speed 8000 rpm model...I consider to be fit only for the steel cutters,
    not the carbide. The steel cutters do turn up at yard...
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    Bohdan, that is a great story! I've had to use a...

    Bohdan, that is a great story! I've had to use a couple of Italian shapers that had disconnected brake cables.
    It's an embarrassing experience. And why does OSHA allow shapers with a...
  23. Thread: Delta Shaper

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    I've got the E. Stevenson book and it's good, but...

    I've got the E. Stevenson book and it's good, but I think some things have too much info ,while others don't have enough.
    For the shaper you have I suggest the unknown obvious. " Getting The Most...
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    Some can make the sap wood look good. But I...

    Some can make the sap wood look good. But I wouldn't try to learn on a real project. I think it's mainly full time
    employed finishers who do it by Boss decree. I worked in a shop that had just one...
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    I've had to change spindles several times in one...

    I've had to change spindles several times in one day. Think the important thing is to make sure you are doing it right. For
    liability reasons the Mfgs. are too stingy with proper info.
    Then you...
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