Yeah, if something was breakable due to string length in the UI, translating to German would find and break it. Unless it was bi-di, then all bets were off.
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Just want to say thank you to everyone for all the advice.
at this point it sounds like mitered corners might be to hard for me, my skill and my equipment.
I did just buy my first plane so i guess i could try to build a shooting board or maybe buy a miter box.
Or maybe i find a different plan. maybe instead of a mitered frame i could do dovetails that way exposed end grain won't look horrible.
What I'm trying to build is something like a small table to play board games on. currently the design I'm using some baltic birch and farming it with some 1x2" poplar, then attaching some legs for it to stand on.
Sorry Homer, but you can slather that gingko in kryptonite and it's not gonna stop it from cracking. This is not how you go about building something from wood. You cut down a tree, mill it into slabs, let it set for weeks to months, then put it in a kiln for weeks to months, then you start thinking about what you can build. You can't coat green wood in finish and expect it to remain in a stable state. Doesn't work that way.