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  1. I saw this table in PW about six years ago and finally got around to building it. The original plans were for a bow front; however, I elected to make a straight front. It’s made of Sapele with Bubinga Burl veneer. The construction is typical mortise and tenon except the upper front rail which is dovetailed. The biggest challenge was to incorporate the curved veneers into the lower rail. I’ve learned to back my inlays with balsa which makes the inlays more rigid and easier to outline before inlaying.
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  2. I changed the batteries in my smoke detectors today, a task I truly despise. Where else in my life do I have to wear hearing protection to change a battery in a device almost perfectly designed to make battery removal impossible and installation even more difficult all while standing on a step stool and craning my neck to look at the ceiling through my bifocals. Can't wait till next October. I knew I was glad to be done with this job when I felt that warm feeling welling up on my side, ...really warm, ...and then getting very hot. I'd put two of the old 9V batteries in my pocket and of
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  3. I've done several pieces this way which I learned from an article Mike Pekovich did in FWW. These are all the same just different lighting conditions.
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  4. I'd go with the wipe on poly. It's going to take 5-6 coats to build the same as 1-2 coats of the verathane product BUT it will apply easier. It also gives you more between coat sanding opportunities. This will help give you a smoother I just use the shop towels in a box or cotton rags to wipe on wiping poly. It's WAY easier than brushing. Oh make sure the remaining finish you are using is clear, or natural. If it has any pigments in it that will cause problems.
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  5. i used ammonia to fume those lamps i built a while back, it worked wonders and topped it off with garnet shellac all under the advice of @pkinneb and @Chet and probably others, it was the first time i'd done either of those techniques and i was quite impressed with the results on QSWO
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  6. “And since he had not yet managed to install a new battery, the alarm never sounded.”
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  7. Oooo's and Ahhh's a plenty. Beautifully done. Nice job on the stringing and the leg cuffs.
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  8. Beautiful piece and I love the attention to detail, I always like to see a new detail when I look at something like this and you checked all the boxes on this one. Well done sir !
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