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    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.
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    Style References

  17. Also, you want to remember that no matter how tight you get all of your fasteners, over time you will have to go back and tighten them again. The wood will dry and shrink and the fasteners will become loose.
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    Style References

    Well, even though I like Arts and Crafts something that is on my list is a Demilune table. Just something clean and simple no stringing or inlay but probably some sort of cuffs on the legs. Most of it is leaning toward gallery pieces but the Krenov school's gallery might give you some inspiration.
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    Hi from Australia

    Al, welcome aboard. Ask all the questions you want.
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    Fremont Night Stand (File Cabinet)

    Good job on the first videos. I like that jig for gluing up the veneer panels. Is it a table by itself or do you just put it on another work surface
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    Dust, dust, dust, perennial questions?

    I have a 1 3/4 hp DC (no cyclone) with a canister filter that has paddles on a crank, I try to remember to turn the paddles 3 or 4 times per shop session and I still have to blow the filter out about every six months. So I would guess Chestnut is correct, you would probably have to blow yours out monthly at a minimum. The drum sander is the biggest cause to a dirty filter in my shop.
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    Dust, dust, dust, perennial questions?

    Me too, I use a canister filter on my DC unit.
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    Garrett Wade Bench?

    $525 is way different now then it was 22 years ago. Like I said you couldn't come close to buying materials for the $600 you offered. Lie Nielsen sells this one for $2500 plus shipping.
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    Garrett Wade Bench?

    All of what Byrdie said - Plus the design looks like, if you were so inclined, that you good build a beefier base for it sometime down the road and put the top from this on on that base. There is probably way more lumber in that bench then what you could buy for $600. I think unless you find something really wonky about it when you get there, I would go for it.
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    Fremont Night Stand (File Cabinet)

    Good technique. I number my pieces on the end with an arrow pointing up. One pass the arrow points up, next the arrow points down. But with something as thin as veneer there is not enough edge to do this so your idea will come in handy.