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    • In my experience, architects use sketch up for rough spatial modeling. Revit and autocad are used for making construction documents, but are slow for mass modeling. Revit in particular is not geared for open ended generic abstract models. Everything is built with parametric model components that represent real things like steel beams, concrete slabs, etc. and it generally wants to function on grids and levels.  I also noticed this change in sketchup and was not thrilled. A few years ago, google had Picassa, a free photo editing and organizing program, that they abandoned. So sad, I loved it.
    • If you want replace the handle, just take one from another plane and copy it. Trace it on the appropriate wood, cut it to shape and do the final shaping and curves with a rasp and sand paper. I repaired a handle like that awhile ago and now you can't tell unless you go hunting for it.  For the rest, just get that blade scary sharp, or wicked sharp, or if you prefer, you can even go for stupid sharp. Then review how to adjust the blade deeper and shallower and enjoy!
    • I haven't tried it but maybe a waterbourne finish will work ?
    • Does anyone have experience with finishing Wenge? I have used clear Lacquer and clear Polyurethane. Both or these products turn the wood almost completely black and when this happens you lose the look of the grain. Does anyone know of a way to stop this turning the wood black when putting a finish on the wood?    Thank you in advance.
    • Got a few minutes in the shop after the kid went to bed, that never happens.  I said screw the drift and set my fence back to 90*.  I ran a piece of 6" wide 18" long ash through as a test and it came out a consistent quarter of an inch.  So I took a foot long off cut of one of the arms and used it as a bit of a dress rehearsal.  I sliced six quarter inch sheets off, jointing between just to do things exactly as I will with the actual arm.  It went without a hitch. The slices were consistent thickness and the trips to the jointer was just one shallow cleanup pass.  I want to be fresh for the actual arm re-saw session, so everything is set up and ready to go all the way down to a feather board and roller stand.  I'm calling it a night. 
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