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    • Well that solves the dust-collection-to-the-tablesaw problem very nicely! I'm gonna have to rest from just thinking about putting all that stuff together. I'm really curious about the Oneida unit also. It looks like it would be ideal for a CNC router. No, no, you don't need a CNC router - yet.
    • I'll probably spend more on finishing supplies that I'll have spent on the wood itself by the time I'm done!    Figured everything said is great advice and I plan on cutting a couple 4"x10" pieces - maybe 6 or so to try different looks. My biggest issue with a pore filler was I wasn't sure if it would have the top vs shelves looking so absolutely different - it'd then look tacky. Main reason for pore filler was that I might use this desk for reloading on occasion - which the pore/grain may not be anywhere large enough for a paper clip to disappear - I know powder would!    On my sample boards I might take the final sanding down a little further to see if that'll smooth things up enough and after recommended coatings - I'll waste a little powder and see what happens.  - Side note- 2nd reason for grain fill was perhaps tinting the grain for a deeper / darker grain without affecting the board as a whole.  - Seal board  - tint grain filler - sand - finish... But the more I thought of this the longer the project would take.  -Seeing Chet's finish - I see the grain or pores definitely stand out..  @Chet - Would adding an oil before the shellac darken it more?  Thanks all!! 
    • The weather on the cost of the Carolinas is pretty nice. Cold for the locals but anything above freezing feels like a heat wave to a northerner.
    • Consult your local building code authority. What will work, and what is required, are not always the same.
    • Well that was a good start. I will finish the rest tomorrow.That was a lot of work doing it by myself. I might need visit the chiropractor now.
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