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  2. Carving it out was my other option that I did not list. So no one thinks kerf cuts is a option
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  4. Thanks all! I agree it will be too much work to try to level it and I'd probably just make it worse. Maybe some day when it gets beat up enough, I can tackle it then. The dual-use top is also a great idea. On to the next big debate... figuring out what finish to use (or not lol)
  5. Coop

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    Wife called me to dinner, only seconds before getting me started.
  6. Damn, I missed the Brusso deal. Would have been a good chance to stock up.
  7. It sounds like you are bending the piece across its width, rather than along the length? If so, I think you will have a very difficult time steam bending oak that way. I believe laminating thin veneers to a form would be more successful. Alternatively, you might carve the curved piece out of a thicker piece of flat stock.
  8. Chip Sawdust

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    We had the TP shortage for a while but then people came to their senses.... I recall during the Arab oil embargo (can we call it the "Arab" embargo any more? or is that racist?) there was a rumor of TP shortage and people were buying it up whenever they could. Weird, and that was before internet nuttiness.
  9. I'm no expert but my Dad was in the plumbing and heating business for many years (35 or so), and always swore by Lenox stuff.
  10. @Richard Brown See? Told you people who knew more would come along
  11. The house I just bought has two Lennox units. One is from 1994 and is still chugging along.
  12. You might want to check this out also, Marc had some problems with the oak cracking when steam An I think he discusses the solution. https://thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/kids-pull-sled/
  13. I married up too. I think it's the only way to go (if you can manage it). My wife is so much better at so many things than I am that it is a humbling experience and lessons learned every day. She's away for a few days, camping with her son and g-daughter, and it's all I can do to hold the place together until she gets back and takes care of me again.
  14. Brusso hardware is a joy to handle & use. Great stuff.
  15. Check out Engles Coach Shop on YouTube. The link takes you to a dozen or so of his videos on bending wood. The guy is incredibly talented & you may get sucked into hours of watching if you're not careful.
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  17. I think you're misunderstanding that "Snapped up" remark. I think she saw how trainable you were and took control without you even realizing it.
  18. Cliff

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    For me a personal milestone today, as I did a dry fit of parts, then measured the drawer cavity - and the dimensions 100% matched the Sketchup drawing I did. I've never managed that level of accuracy. I'm super pumped.
  19. My neighbor Just had his heater and A/C replace including the condenser and every quote he got was with in pennies $9100. Some of this price may be because of our California location.
  20. Yes I did! she’s 15 in that picture, snapped her up before she realized she could do much, much better than me
  21. 1. They are supposed to be. 2. $4k - $6k is about what I would expect. If your supplier is outside that range, I'd get a second opinion.
  22. I just had a 4 ton 16 seer Heat pump installed, It's a Coleman. It does what it's supposed to do, and the price was around $5K. I can't offer any advise.
  23. Lenox is a good brand, but I don't think there are a lot of complaints with any of them, these days, including what some may consider an "off brand", like Goodman. I wouldn't pay a lot extra for a name, and neither do any of my scientist friends who do their own installs. 2. No idea.
  24. Another fine performance from the David Copperfield of woodworking. Thanks Derek
  25. Apparently we need a new central AC unit and they want to replace the furnace at the same time. This is way outside my wheelhouse so looking for some advice? 1. Is Lenox a good brand 2. Any ballpark idea's of what a 96% efficiency 16 seer 4 ton AC and 2 stage 100K BTU furnace with ECM variable speed blower installed should cost? Thanks
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