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  1. Chet

    Shop-made tools in Gary Weeks' shop

    Not only is the shop and product something to look at, I think that is one of the best websites I have seen in quite a while.
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    Used SawStop

    Because it will be.
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    New Jet Planer

    I don't store stuff on my planer but I do stack my material on there as I plane, as it comes out the other end I stack it on top for the next pass. I wonder if the adjustment wheel being there means its sort of a direct drive adjustment instead of having a belt or chain.
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    Peacock Oil

    Not too many top coats play well with anything that has wax in it.
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    Hello from Cape Cod

    Welcome to the forums Steve looking forward to seeing some of your other projects. Thanks for joining us.
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    Finishing new sheesham dining table

    I spray both General finishes' High Performance and EnduroVar Satin all the time and they have a real nice but low sheen. If I was you I would see if there is a Woodcraft or Rockler store and go in and get a small can of the satin and try it on a nicely sanded scrap and see how you like the sheen. You are going to want to sand very lightly between your coats with 400 grit paper just to knock down the dust nibs.
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    Where do you get your plans?

    I have used Fine Woodworkings plans and they are decent, But sometimes I was puzzled with what they were thinking. I have used Rockler's once and didn't care for then at all. I think Marc's in the guild are excellent and come with the added benefit of the videos. But most of the time I just sketch something out on paper with dimensions and create a cut list from that kind of as I go with the drawing.
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    How to show the grain on pine

    Some pictures of you "failed" attempts might help us help you.
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    Rustic Outdoor Table

    Yea, straight grain is a good idea and I think mortis and tenon with a pin will work. I think were the table you have pictured went wrong was a tongue a grove that was open on the ends allowing weather to get in. It doesn't look like it was a good fit to begin with, tooks like it was happy to begin with. And the grain choice.
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    Style References

    Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking This is one of my all time favorites and I go back to it time and again, sometimes just to thumb through one of the three books that come in the box set. Its not a "furniture style" set but more of a reference to all things woodworking. Its old, I think it was first published in 1979 but to me its kind of where it all started. Also the fact that it is dated shows you what you can do and how to do it with out all of the new fangled tools. I think most of what is out there now on this book is used.
  11. This. I used my TSO to trim the edges on my dining table with the leaves in and everything came out dead nuts square couldn't be happier with the TSO. Most of the time when I am using my track saw it is like Drew mentions above but when I need it to square up something having the TSO attached to the track is a lot faster and less fiddly then a square and the track.
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    Sharpening System

    Have seen a shop made angle fixture also maybe it was even Tom here on the forum that had one, but I think it was in some sharpening video I saw.
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    Style References

    I can't do it Ken. It has to be done by Admin (Kev)
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    Bandsaw blade issue

    No, but if you adjust the knob a little in one direction and then spin the upper wheel by hand you should see which way the blade is adjusting.
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    Bandsaw blade issue

    Most bandsaws have a knob on the back side that allows you to change the tilt of the upper wheel which will adjust were the blade runs on the wheels.