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  1. To paint and how to paint, that is the question.

    Just an idea. They have paint that will actually make your wall a dry erase board. You could paint with that and then use the walls to do sketches or write down dimensions, whatever you need.
  2. Another Table Saw Question

    Make sure you are using a splitter or riving knife on your table saw. When cutting thick material you can easily pinch the blade during the cut.
  3. Creative use of a biscuit joiner

    There are fasteners that do that very thing you are talking about using a biscuit slot. They are called a lamello fixo google them and you will see what I mean.
  4. Finish for Curly Red Oak?

    Any topcoat will bring out that shimmer in the curl. Shellac is a great sealer and will help get more uniform results with any stain, dye or finish you decide to use. I may be wrong but it's been my experience that the more gloss in the finish the more chatoyance you get. Especially if you rub out the finish to a high gloss. The finer the scratches in the finish allows more light to penetrate to the curl in the wood giving it the shimmer or chatoyance.
  5. Grain Popping with 2 colors

    I just used General Finishes orange dye and ebony dye. I'm sure you can experiment with mixing colors but this is my first attempt at using dye. I am liking the results of using dye rather than stain. I finished it with several coats of spray can lacquer gloss. I like lacquer vs polyurethane because it dries quicker and you don't have to sand in between. Thank you for the compliment.
  6. Grain Popping with 2 colors

    Here is the result. Let me know what you think.
  7. Picture Frame

  8. Finding new/used wood!

    You could try the Wood Workers Emporium. I used to live in Henderson. They have 2 locations, one in Las Vegas and the other in Henderson. The Henderson location is on Gibson just off the 215.
  9. Grain Popping with 2 colors

    Marc, I recently watched your video about making figured wood POP. I am making a picture frame for my brother-in-law and I want to make it in two colors. He is a really big fan of the Detroit Tigers and my wife bought him a poster of an old newspaper headline from 1984 when they won the World Series. I got an Idea to make the frame Tiger striped. I thought I would use curly/tiger maple and first dye it with ebony to pop the grain then sand it down and dye it orange to look like a tiger. Do you have any recommendations for doing this procedure? I made a sample on a scrap piece to show you what I mean.