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  1. Welcome to the forums. We except all questions. Back in middle school I had a shop teacher that said "the only dumb question was the one never asked".
  2. And then you get the stores that won't refund on a faulty item because you damaged the Packaging.
  3. Chet

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    Welcome Gwenn. If you are happy with the color the way it is I would just give ti a light sanding with 400 grit just to smooth the surface and get rid of any nibs or things of that nature then apply some wipe on poly, light sanding with 400 between coats. The wipe on polys are clear and won't add any yellowing to your finish.
  4. I am assuming you meant Tylenol
  5. Should be valuable it's NIB.
  6. I think it is pretty good, but more than that it is kind of a family thing. My mom's uncle grew popcorn, thousands of acres of the stuff and sold the crop to Jolly Time.
  7. Yes, I had to do my old 6 inch jointer years back. I didn't find it a hassle, it can be time consuming and I think that is were people get frustrated. You just need to plan on spending some time. I think if you are somewhat prepared its not that bad. I had some shims ready to go, more then I needed but this made it easier because I didn't have to stop to cut more.
  8. This sound like your outfield table is lower at the far end then it at the blade end. There should be a section in your manual as to how to adjust this.
  9. That's my technique too. Works pretty good. An grocery store that doesn't carry Jolly Time Popcorn.
  10. Ronn that looks like a cool setup and you grandson is grinning ear to ear.
  11. I have the Fuji Pro2. And have sprayed dewaxed shellac with mine also. Shellac you will ned a cap and needle around 1.0 or 0.8. I do wish I had bought just a little more then the Pro2 but it has served me well. Spraying paint take a good machine nothing less then a model like the Fuji Pro2. Also it is important to have the proper cap and needle. Something like Benjamin Moores Cabinet coat needs to be diluted about 10% with my Pro2.
  12. The first thing that pops to mind is your glue. TB3 is a darker glue and cherry a some what lighter wood especially fresh from the milling process and the glue line is going to be more visible. I know 3 gives more open time and it may note be the problem but it might be a place to start your investigation.
  13. When I saw the picture above I was hoping the sapwood would play a roll in the project. Often people are too quick to eliminate sapwood.
  14. Very true. In fact you usually want to cut any joinery in your parts before you cut the parts to shape.
  15. Chet


    Barefoot Coop might need some boots too.
  16. I don't think that is his intention. I went back and looked through his content he is offering information that may be useful to others and he has responded to questions. I did remove this comment from that post.
  17. I did a bottom stretcher with slats to match the sides of the chair. Not doing that, I think would give the ottoman a light, weak appearance. And yea, the upholstery is going to sting your wallet a little but I think after all the work you put into it, it is worth having it done by as pro.
  18. Everybody already said everything that I had thought of. And its good to see you back around.
  19. Happens quite often. You weren't the first and won't be the last. I've done it myself.
  20. I have to be honest, I have that same block plane and never would have thought of using it for that task. Thanks
  21. Drew, We have had a vanity top in our master bath for 10 years, it's made by a company called Swanstone. We have been super pleased with it and it cleans real easy. We purchased it through Lowes but I don't think they carry it any more. But Swanstone still exists and I am sure they would be able to point you toward a retailer if they don't sell direct. Its a product that is similar to Corian and the whole thing is molded in one piece. Our shower enclosure and shower pan are the same thing and the same color which can be nice when planing what you want. What looks like dark streaki
  22. I used the same technique as Mick on the through tenons on the arm rests. I think it is a nicer way to get a fit that looks good. Also if you are close to 6ft tall making the chair a little taller is something to think about. You have some nice design elements - one thing I would think about is with you cloud lift feature it will probably be better to do actual mortise and tenons for the side slates as apposed to the filler block technique Marc used. I enjoy the mortise and tenon process so that was the way I was going al along. Sapele Morris Chair
  23. We tried two top review brands and were real disappointed with how fast they degraded for the price paid. We went with one in the same price range, I think just a touch over $150, as your new one and it has already given us half the service life as the ones we paid 5X the price.
  24. My resolutions have been the same fro about four years and sound a little mushy but here they are. Try to be a better person. Try to look for the good in people. Try to keep things and thoughts positive. Each year gets better.