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  1. I'm exhausted from taking care of her as she grew weaker this past week, but sleep won't come. She deserved someone much better than me, but put up with me all these years. A couple weeks ago I started thinking about Richard going through the same thing, so I messaged him a few times. Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers.
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  2. I'm good thanks chaps. Hope you're all well? I had a heath issue to get on top of, thankfully I have. Hopefuly I can keep checking in a be part of the community.
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  3. I really appreciate everyone and everything said in this thread.
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  4. Oh gosh man, I have no words, no wisdom on such a subject. Though I'm just some stranger on the other side of a screen, please know that as I prepare to shut my eyes for the night, my thoughts will be with you. I have to say... I'm brand new here. I'm sure you guys see a lot of newbies, and who knows if I'll stick around; I sure don't. The reason I registered here and not any of the other sites I've come across of this same "genre" or whatever is the genuine connection to and care for each other you all convey. I imagine it would be apparent to anyone who spent a few moments perusing th
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  5. This is a pic of the floor taken at the National Portrait Gallery in Wash. DC. The building was built over 150 years ago and I believe this is the original wood and is magnificent old growth white oak. I had to work to keep from laughing out loud while I was taking the pics because here I was in the premier American portrait gallery, with everyone going "ohh" and "ahh" over portraits by Gilbert Stuart and Whistler and others and some of them were looking at me like I was insane because there I was going around taking pics of the FLOOR. The orange color is accurate and is no doubt due to 150+ y
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  6. @freedhardwoods as another newbie I don’t have the history and personal relationship you do with the others here on the site, but suffering is something that unites us all regardless of the depth of our relationship. Loosing a wife of 38 years is an acute pain that catches everyone’s attention. While you have my condolences and prayers, you also have my respect and deep admiration. For though I do not know you, I can see the humility in your belief that she deserved one better than you. I can see your strength as you did not turn away from death, but for her sake stood face to face with
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  7. Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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  8. Man, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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  9. My sincere condolences, @freedhardwoods. Wishing you strength and support.
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  10. @freedhardwoods. My condolences for your loss.
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  11. This is an event that I can't image going through. @freedhardwoods, I pray that you may receive the strength to carry on, and the peace in your heart.
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  12. I guess I'm basing this off of Matt Cremona's sideboard enough that i can reference it. I mentioned in a few other threads that I'm going to make a Sideboard where I will use the interior of the doors as the guestbook for Megan and I's upcoming wedding (provided it can happen). Here is the plan. A good portion of this project will be made from walnut that I got in a batch on craig's list. A guy was selling a couple 8/4 boards for $8/bf and threw in a bunch of scraps. The scraps are 6/4 rough and should plane and joint out to a hair over an inch. I'll probably take them down a b
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  13. We live about two miles from the University of Minnesota arboretum, and I've been there many times although I've never been in the library portion and didn't realize this existed. They have a rather large collection of Nakashima furniture that was commissioned back in the 1970s. There's an article in the newspaper today talking about their annual preservation/cleaning project. There's a few pictures in there of tables and chairs in the collection. https://www.startribune.com/at-minnesota-landscape-arboretum-rare-nature-inspired-furniture-is-preserved/569867512/ Here they give
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  14. Mr Freed, I hope and pray you heal and can rest in the memory of her.
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  15. Man I hate seeing these threads. I'm so glad you were able to be with her, especially now in this craziness. Please take care and if you need anything don't hesitate to ask. This is a great group and there will always be someone willing to help.
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  16. I'm sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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  17. My father ended up giving me an old one he had otherwise I was going to buy a dewalt grinder well glad to save 50 bucks
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  18. @freedhardwoods, your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
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  19. I can't even imagine what it would be like without my Wife. So, so sorry.
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  20. Some joints are self locking, some are self separating...
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  21. I"m sorry for your loss @freedhardwoods my prayers are with you.
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  22. Just so sad there are no words that I can say, my prayers are with you @freedhardwoods
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  23. @freedhardwoods, I am so saddened to hear this news.
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  24. Got the joinery cut using the new PantoRouter for the coffee table base. The legs will be ebonized and splayed out at 2 degrees and the stretchers will all be profiled with cloud lift arches. There will be a cabinet underneath the top with drawers. And surprise!, it's mesquite.
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  25. At 6:45 this morning, our member Freedhardwoods, lost his wife. Exactly one day after their 38th wedding anniversary. She had been ill for quite some time, and was in a hospital bed in their living room. He was holding her hand as she passed to the next adventure. If it's in your heart, reach out to this guy, he needs support for his loss.
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  26. I ordered the Hybrid PantoRouter at the end of March to take advantage of the promotion Mac Sheldon (the importer) of Woodcraft Solutions LLC was running at the time. I was expecting it to ship some weeks into the future, but was pleasantly surprised that they were in stock and shipped the same day. Unboxing The 2 boxes arrived via UPS 3 days later, very well packed in completely recyclable materials and with no shipping damage. No foam peanuts, no inflatable cushions. More on the packing later. There was no empty space in the main box that would allow for something to shift. Very we
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  27. That’s ok don’t ask me . My wife said i could have it . But now it’s to late ,it’s a cross tie . So so wrong..
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  29. It is a Japanese scraper
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  31. Decided to get shapeoko after I get the money put together it’s actuly more solidly constructed Andre software is better plus it’s downloadable and free
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  32. The DeWalt I posted has a paddle switch but if you look closely you can see the lock on it. Best of both worlds there.
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  33. To add to that - I've never bought a LN tool I didn't immediately fall in love with. The price can be a shocker but you never regret it once it's in your hands against wood.
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  34. Ray fleck is most definitely not a defect though.
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  35. I like it as it is also. I sometimes embellish defects.
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  36. These 2 elderly and one yearling cats were racing around and one of them used the corner of one of the shelves as part of the race course. The weight and speed of the cat and the weakness of the particle board caused the vertical end piece of the bookcase to partially fold. I think it was on a dado. If it didn't break I would not be invited to build. Thank you kitty.
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  37. As Tpt life said, it's a characteristic of oak and most people WANT it, which is why they buy quartersawn oak, especially white oak. A stain will likely emphasize the flakes.
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  38. That’s oak. Fleck is a characteristic of the grain. I have nothing to offer as I have never heard anyone try to hide it.
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  39. It's that good. I posted a review last week.
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  40. The Lie-Nielsen has become an excellent value saw. If it fits your budget, I fail to see how you'll go wrong. If you're on a tight budget a gents saw is very effective.
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  41. Made with joints designed for easy disassembly.
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  42. Feels like Monday....
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  43. I found the worst sound my shop can make. Routing grooves with a 1/4" router bit at the router table. Megan said she needed hearing protection on the other side of the house through 2 floors and 2 walls.
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  44. Yikes! Good reminder how quickly and easily it can happen. I’ve mentioned before that my wife works in the Emergency Department and in the past couple years has seen several people come in from woodworking machine injuries. Every one had been in the game for years or decades and every one said they were always careful. It only takes one little distraction, lapse in judgement, or mistake.
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  45. Yeah, one or two. No matter how I try to avoid it, I can never really get the wood exactly the way I want it with machines alone. I can't think of one project, that I would consider "furniture" that doesn't wind up with a hand plane of some sort being part of the construction.
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  46. So you mean my daughter has actually been coughing all this time???
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  47. That’s a typical response to being to close to the work so that the hand cutting moves laterally. Try backing up a half step and don’t pull your hand back so far in relationship to your midline.
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