I have taken classes in journalistic wring, business writing and traditional college writing/lit classes. The traditional college writing classes reinforce a lot of bad habits, in my opinion. In my college English classes we were taught to use complicated sentence structures, with multiple independent and dependent clauses. I believe they confused "sophisticated" for "complicated."
My business writing classes then undid all the damage caused by my English profs. Business writing is more like journalism - you start with the conclusion or most important stuff and then follow with the details. In the old days of print journalism, a reporter had no idea how much space the paper would have for his story. Thefore, reporters wrote in an inverted triangle format. All the important stuff is in the lead paragraph. A page or copy editor could cut the story after any single paragraph and the story would still make sense.
Many of us fall into the academic writing trap. We want to build a sense of drama or climax, so we wait until the end to communicate the important details. TLDNR is a great acronym.
That makes much better sense. The mortise is a right angle hole. I was envisioning something like mortises shaped like an L&7 with only the tails connecting or something.
I do'nt think that would work with this though because I'm using a rectangular shaped piece, not square. I'd need one longer tenon and the jigs I made result in 3/4" tenons, max. Thanks for dumbing that down though. It's a cool technique and I'll give it a shot sometime.
it should sand out fairly easily. Literally a pass or two with 220 on your ROS should do the trick. If not, back up to 180. The darkening is very superficial.
Looks like you have some other dents/milling marks too. A drop of water and a hot iron might help those. After that, sand the whole panel.
I have some cherry boards that I milled, glued up, and surfaced about 6 months ago. (We bought a house and moved.) Now I'm ready to continue with this project now that I have some more time.
I left the cherry stickered in the corner of my shop. When I got it out today I noticed the wood stickers prevented the cherry from aging where they contacted the boards. I'm ready to move on to finishing but I'm not sure if these "streaks" will go away.
I was going to sand everything with 220 but now I'm wondering if I should hand plane these un-aged spots out. Will they always be there if I finish over top? Or will these even out quickly?
Going to stick a board in the sun and see what happens. Thanks
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