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  1. On 6/24/2022 at 1:28 PM, legenddc said:

    I saw this last year and was amazed at how deep this guy went down the rabbit hole. 

    I think that would be a special experience to hear music on that system... but it would probably ruin listening to music for the rest of your life.

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  2. On 6/21/2022 at 8:32 PM, BonPacific said:

    So, on a hunch, I grabbed a bit of 1/4” hardwood dowel stock, replaced the old pin, and wouldn't you know it the little handplane started taking shavings like a dream, and kept it's set.

    Sometimes it really helps to walk away from a problem for a while.

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  3. That came out real nice gee-dub no matter how long it may have taken.  Great looking piece.

    On 6/20/2022 at 1:23 PM, Tom King said:

     I'd run the wires inside the wall.

    Thats what I did I really like the clean look.  We have a newer TV that sits a few inches higher then in the picture and that makes me even happier that there are no wires.


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  4. On 6/13/2022 at 5:53 AM, Chestnut said:

    Finally why not just do wood runners? I'll take a waxed hardwood runner over a BB slide every day. I have 36 drawers in my house that are hardwood runners and they give me less grief than any of the BB slides.

    I will second Drew on this.  The only BB slides in the house are on the kitchen drawers.  I really like the feel of the hardwood runners.

  5. On 6/9/2022 at 9:57 AM, Coop said:

    Glasses and those hearing aids would probably help those issues! 

    About a year and a half ago my sister in law developed a really bad allergy to dust and it affected her eyes more then anything.  While her eye doctor and medical doctor were getting this figured out for her, the way it affected her eyes, she had use binoculars to watch TV.

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  6. On 6/8/2022 at 6:28 AM, Chestnut said:

    I"ll have to use some filler to make those gaps less noticeable.

    I have been using a technique that I learned from William Ng.  You work wood glue into the gap and then sand with 80 or 100 grit sandpaper.  The low grit sandpaper gives a better dust particle to fill the gap and make it look more natural and it takes the finish way better then dust mixed with glue.  The low grit sandpaper is the important part.

    Since I saw this on one of his videos it is my go-to for gaps and touch ups.

    But as always try it for yourself on some scrap

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  7. The outside dimension is 3 5/8",  internally it is 2 7/8".  I used a 1/4" thick back panel and the glass is set back 1/2" from the front edge and the glass was 1/8' thick if I remember correctly.

    I did the engraved plate myself.  I have had a small awards business for the past 15 years that I run from home so I have the engraver.  The format that I used for the engraving is the same as it appears on the grave marker that was provided by the military.

    If you want a plate made drop me a PM.

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