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  1. Yes, but it was exciting while it lasted :)

    Yes, but it was exciting while it lasted :)
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    I bought a "previously owned" (why can't they...

    I bought a "previously owned" (why can't they just call it used?) 2013 F150 that upon closer inspection...the kind you're really not able to do well until after you've bought it and brought it...
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    Andy, you're correct that Epifanes recommends...

    Andy, you're correct that Epifanes recommends their own special thinner. But members on SMC back in 2011 identified that product simply as a proprietary blend of mineral spirits, so I went with what...
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    Not taken as snippy at all, and thanks for the...

    Not taken as snippy at all, and thanks for the follow up. I was following a similar project, "Durable Outdoor Finish" posted on YouTube by Mark Spagnuolo, aka, The Wood Whisperer. In that video, he...
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    Cracking Varnish Over Epoxy Sealer?

    A shout out to all of the finishing experts, professional and amateur alike. I've been working (for too long now) on completing a sign project done in western cedar and have been having a tough time...
  6. How does that line by Robert Burns go, "...the...

    How does that line by Robert Burns go, "...the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry"? I bought an older model Leigh dovetail jig when I first started putting my shop together, six or seven...
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    Pegboard, shelving, or any open access system...

    Pegboard, shelving, or any open access system make it easy for you to see your tools and gear, but cabinets let people...and potential customers...see your workmanship. Another plus for cabinets is...
  8. Congrats, Bruce on your upcoming retirement! And...

    Congrats, Bruce on your upcoming retirement! And don't forget that the Creek likes pictures! :)
  9. Superb work, Tom. I like and can appreciate that...

    Superb work, Tom. I like and can appreciate that style, but like you I'm more of into the Northwest style, though my design leanings seem more Scandanavian influenced.

    BTW, I'm on the western side...
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    513X2BF here. I bought this version when I was...

    513X2BF here. I bought this version when I was beginning a project that required resawing long lengths of 8/4 ash and was glad to have the foot brake option for times when my hands were otherwise...
  11. Right you are, Frank! The epoxy in this case was...

    Right you are, Frank! The epoxy in this case was only applied at the ends, and the screw holes were extended to some extent (I'm also expecting some amount of shrinkage after this begins to get...
  12. It's been sitting in my garage/shop for almost...

    It's been sitting in my garage/shop for almost three months now, with temperatures ranging from the upper 60's to 90's (the garage can gets pretty stuffy if I don't open up the doors). At first, I...
  13. Yep, that was my first thought as well. But the...

    Yep, that was my first thought as well. But the instructions on the box indicated a 1:1 ratio. One thing I didn't mention before is that the container of resid had a pretty considerable lump in it...
  14. Experienced With Ecopoxy Liquid Plastic?

    For anyone who may have particular experience using Ecopoxy's Liquid Plastic (1:1 ratio), have you ever encountered a situation in which your mixed and poured batch didn't cure completely, and if so...
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    I could certainly be mistaken but I seem to...

    I could certainly be mistaken but I seem to remember reading in some book on cabinetmaking that the standard 2" to 2-1/4" width for rails and stiles was small enough that any expansion and...
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    As a kid, I used to jump to the ground from the...

    As a kid, I used to jump to the ground from the bottom edge of a roof on just about any 1-story structure. Don't ask why I felt the need to test this ability. In the Navy, I did work at sea on 50'...
  17. Thread: Table Saw

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    FWIW - as a hobbiest, I've been eyeballing...

    FWIW - as a hobbiest, I've been eyeballing Grizzly's G0690 for some time. But if it weren't for the cost, my choice would be the PM2000.
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    The cake looks awesome! But axe throwing in a...

    The cake looks awesome! But axe throwing in a bar?! ;)

    Happy Belated!!
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    "Ordered a new vehicle...", after that recent...

    "Ordered a new vehicle...", after that recent response about buying off lease? ;)
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    Back problems are no pleasure, for sure. I hope...

    Back problems are no pleasure, for sure. I hope things calm down for you soon, Dennis. Sounds like you've also picked up that dropping any excess weight will definitely help with that and other...
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    Poll: That is pure genius! I wish I'd come across this...

    That is pure genius! I wish I'd come across this point about 6 years ago, when we first moved into our last place that was on the beaten path for the local deer population. I ended up protecting most...
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    Used this hidden Bed Rail Connection System from...

    Used this hidden Bed Rail Connection System from Rockler for the twin over full bunk beds I built a couple of years ago. What really made this approach work, strength-wise, is that I used a...
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    I've got the Earlex Steam Generator as well and...

    I've got the Earlex Steam Generator as well and built the box shown below (just a little under 52" x 7" x 7") out of cedar and either ACX or CDX plywood with 5/8" poplar dowel supports. If you follow...
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    I haven't posted here in a while because,...

    I haven't posted here in a while because, well...I haven't accomplished much (Creeker-wise) over the past several weekends. But I'm finally starting to make some real progress on the barn sign...
  25. Absolutely jaw dropping! You've done justice to...

    Absolutely jaw dropping! You've done justice to the architecture for sure. And that's quite an impressive house, just looking at the outside. And all of that black walnut panelling?!?
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