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  1. I have to share this news with you folks. In fact I think you get some of the credit for encouraging me. One of my pieces was chosen by the American Association of Woodturners for inclusion in the AAW's 2021 Member Exhibition, Finding the Center. I'm dumbfounded. I just had no expectation of being selected; I almost didn't enter. The piece they selected was "Offering", wip down to the bottom of the first page this journal to see some pictures: The exhibit is at the AAW gallery in Minneapolis and runs from Sept 5 to Dec 30, so I've got a while
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  2. Yesterday, actually. Shoveled 3-4 cubic yards of dirt, to prep for a parking spot. Tired of playing musical cars every time someone needs out of the garage. Having recently completed yet another lap around the sun, I think I can officially say "I'm getting too old for this!" On the bright side, my lovely bride did get me a couple of new toys. I've needed a bandsaw for a while. Kept drooling over the Harvey Ambassador, but just don't have the power or floor space. This PC seems to work nicely. I was also glad to discover Kobalt has at last produced a trim r
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  3. Happy BD Ross! Yeah, moving dirt is no happy chore whether you’re 25 or 35! Congrats on your brides recognition for the need for new toys! You’ll probably pay heavily as I do. Cody’s probably wondering where the table is for the bs?
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  4. Work and play on the same day ! Nice score Ross and I see Cody eyeing up the new bandsaw, put him to work ASAP
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  5. Here are some pictures of the final result. I call this piece "Offering".
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  6. Finally getting a chance to use my new hand plane, and it appears to be working pretty well.
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  7. That's awesome and well deserved Mark! I will be sure to head down and check it out in person during the show.
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  8. While I have a couple of low angle planes I am not a fan in general as I prefer to be able to adjust my blade (in and out) without taking my hand off the plane or having to stop. My favorite plane is still my Woodriver #5 probably becuase it was my first and I use it for a lot of different tasks my LN Bronze #4 would be a close second but if I were buying one plane it would be #5 and probably a Woodriver unless money were no object.
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  9. My first LN plane was the LA jack and I still use it for end grain. I like the fact that the blade is easier to remove, sharpen and replace than it is with my BD planes. For everything else I use my BD planes, especially my 5 1/2 jack plane and my #4. I get better results with them.
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  10. I have a Veritas Jack plane and I am real happy with it but I don't use my plans as much as Chestnut. Mine are used to mainly assist in my power tool work. A good way to think of the Jack plane is in its name. Jack as in Jack of all trades master of none.
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  11. I hold an unpopular opinion. Low angle jack planes are really only good for rough work and shooting. A jointer plane is goign to be better for edge work and a smoothing plane is going to be much better for smoothing work. The BU design makes the planes harder to adjust and the replaceable irons sounds nice in the beginning but you'll find yourself unlikely to actually switch them. It sounds easy but once you have the iron perfectly square the thought of removing it and having to re square the iron becomes an annoyance. The norris adjuster is not great for fine adjustments so more often you'll
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  12. Here's a good article on clamping. PVA glue makers recommend a max of 250 lbs/sq. in. for hardwoods. Many clamps outside the one handed and light-duty versions go well beyond this. Over-clamping can starve a glue joint by squeezing out or driving in the glue which fails to leave a good glue layer (Franklin says 5mil or less, pre-clamping, is optimal) between the parts to be joined.
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  13. Folks, thank you very much for the kind words and support. You people have been great and a lot of what I know about woodworking, and wood turning, I've learned here. This has been a great place to hang out. I'm not sure where other well known turners /artists would rank this exhibition, but it's a big deal to me. There were 65 submissions and 18 were selected. I live in the metro Chicago area. I'll for sure drop a reminder about the show later in the year. The piece needs to arrive in early Aug so I'm thinking of driving it up to Minneapolis myself. But then I'm
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  14. Congrats on the accomplishment. You deserve it. I'm still in awe of the excellent work you did completing that turning. Please remind me when it's on exhibit and also where I would live to go see your piece in person. I'll probably even drag some of my family along with me to see it.
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  15. Congrats Mark! Looks like I’m taking a few hour road trip this fall to see it in person
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  16. Too many clamps on a panel, yes possible. Putting too much clamping force on a panel can cause some warping or misalignment. Some times you need the clamps because there are misalignment in your tooling. EG fence not square or blade not square. There are techniques you can use if you have square issues by alternating which face is being referenced when jointing or when ripping the boards.
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  17. Set that out side and get a suntan. Teak changes color drastically with sun exposure. What happened is you sanded off the oxidized layer of wood and you are seeing the un-oxidized color of the wood. If you want to even things up put some towels on the table to isolate the lighter area and get some sun exposure on the lighter colored refinished spot. https://www.mcilvain.com/news/wood-color-changes-explained/
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  18. Mark, Congrats! I've seen multiple pieces by you that are worthy of submission and selection for that exhibition. Your work has been inspiring here on the forum and I'm glad others can see and be inspired by your work through that exhibition.
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  19. The false drawer is a neat idea!
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  20. @wtnhighlander 1/2" and 1/4" no not problem I had a plywood box that I used for storage for yrs and yrs until this router table I used 1/2" and 1/4" bits to dill those holes. The drilled plywood in the drawer isn't the drawer bottom it is removable so if it sucks at some point I'll try something else but, I don't see it becoming an issue.
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  21. Ya done good young'un. Keep up the good work, we're proud that you're one of us.
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  22. Wow, that's wonderful and very well deserved! Congrats!
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  23. Awesome, Mark! Certainly, you earned it!
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  24. Welcome, @RichardT! David's suppliers might be a good bet. I'm in West Tennessee, and know there are some small sawmills in North MS, but most of them seem to be toward the Eastern border.
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  25. Once the varnish in the Danish oil has cured, thinner will do nothing to remove it. My suggestion would be to gently sand the entire panel with 400-600 grit, trying to avoid cutting through the veneer. Even with tinted Danish oil you may be able to get a reasonable color match by sanding only the part that has the scratch, but sand the entire face of it. When the surface looks evenly colored, then try to re-apply the Danish oil.
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  26. Here are some pictures of organizing the drawers. Here are some pics of the router compartment Here is the false drawer electrical compartment
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  27. What ever you finish it with, it is going to be a long term maintenance problem. To keep you from have to periodically refinish or repair it, I see two options: get rid of the window; close in the opening. Or, replace it with vinyl a or vinyl clad window and frame.
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  28. I generally agree with all of the above comments. I also feel like there could be some kind of contamination. I have seen that problem in my work before and it is usually because of a streak of moisture left after wet sanding. When using an oil based product, I don't use water to wet sand any more. I'm inclined to think that the final wet wipe you did is the cause. Also,did you possibly use a tack cloth to remove dust. Some say they have never had problems using tack cloths. Others say they have and you should never use them. For me, when using an oil based product, I always use a clean rag or
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  29. Congratulations Mark. It is a well deserved honor for you.
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  30. Congrats Mark! Well deserved indeed! That is a beautiful piece!
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  31. Not surprised a bit!
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  32. Well deserved, in my opinion.
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  33. Working on glue up of the platform this morning. Is there a thing as having to much glue around for emergencies or too many clamps on one panel ;-).
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  34. Not to be taken as using the table saw fence as a stop block as this will bind the piece between the blade and the fence. A stop block up against the fence, prior to the blade is what I’m sure @Chestnutis referring to.
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  35. Little case of the Monday’s today...
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