It's finally time for me to change my jointer blades. I probably should have done it 3-5 yrs ago, but it's amazing how much effort I'll put in to avoiding things that require precision. A good planer covers up for a mediocre jointer.
How bad are they? Not. Very small grooves/lines in the wood. I can probably go a few more years without changing them at the rate I use the jointer, but I don't want to get to a point where it becomes a safety issue.
Me, neither. I think we all go through a phase where the thrill of seeing quality lumber treated with respect (i.e. clear finishes) leads to an aversion to paint. The spirit of the Arts & Crafts movement looms large over our work. That said, paint does have its place and this was certainly a good spot for it. The junk I used to make the base was so badly mismatched that, if left natural, it would have distracted from the top. I also expect that this table is going to get chewed up distressed quite quickly. After the base gets macerated by scuffs from people's shoes (and perhaps by the claws of the future owner's cats) the paint should start to make more sense.
E, that's the plan. I took a bunch of the cutoff from cutting it, and will make stickers from that, I just knew that wouldn't happen today and it needed out of the truck. The stack will come apart this week when the other log is cut then stacked right.
My thought was that those pine stickers would suffice for a week. Am I wrong?
Where was this sticker stain convo? I've haven't been around much for two weeks.