Larry Moore

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  1. Thanks Drew I have been using sand paper 320 grit I'll try the 3M. I do hand sand and try to do a minimum number of swipes. I pretty much have gone to water borne finish so steel wool is out.
  2. Let me be clear right from the start I hate staining. I have avoided staining projects because I have problems sanding through the top coat on the edges. But lately I have been getting more requests to stain. What steps do you guys do to sand the top coat without sanding through it?
  3. Yup for us older people. But it's a once and done deal
  4. Without pictures we're guessing. Did you sand the doors prior to staining? If you did it's possible you sanded thru the veneer.
  5. I did make it so it is close to flush but not all the heads are the same height. I figured if I had to I'd shim under where its over the mft. I do not know if they have dim. I just winged it
  6. I use mine on about all projects. I mounted mine on the end of my mft table like they show in the festool videos and it gets the hoses out of the way
  7. Is the mobile base higher than the pallet? I just walked my table saw and band saw off the pallet onto the base.
  8. At this point if you can spray them I would paint them the color she wants
  9. Wife and I had the first Moderna shot on Thursday. Her arm is sore but she has that problem with a flu shot I have had no problems.
  10. Got my first covid shot, and rehung kitchen cabinet doors and light fixtures for my grand daughter. Time sure flies when you're having fun
  11. I have several festool items but I think two things are game changers and worth the big bucks. One is the domino and the other is the sys-vac. I just bought the sys vac and the accessory kit and I wish I had bought it when it first came out. If you are sanding and or routing multiple pieces that need to be held in place this thing excels. I do a lot of shaker side tables and clamping the parts to sand and put in dominoes is a breeze with this.
  12. My wife and I will get it when it becomes available . We already have covid, and are in quarantine now. We had mild headaches last Sat. and my chronic cough seemed worse, but we didn't think to much about it till my wife lost her sence of smell and taste on Mon. We tested Tue. morning and it came back positive. All told we are fortunate to have not been hit hard by it.
  13. I would not use mdf either it does not hold fasteners well and in most cases has a tendency to Sag when used as shelves without some sort of stiffener plus it is heavier than plywood. I would use a uv prefinished plywood you can paint the outside and the inside would be all done. The face frame I would make from maple.
  14. Larry Moore


    I hate painting, and refuse payed jobs that require it.. But I did paint the kitchen cabinets and table I built for my wife. AND I still hated painting.
  15. Larry Moore

    Sapele Wood

    4/4 quarter sawn $7.10 flat sawn $6.84
  16. @gee-dub ya it could have been a very bad deal. The clients were very good about the whole thing. If this had not worked I was going to seek help from here for a refinisher in the area.
  17. Here's the fix I used I wrapped the sample boards in bubble wrap and then a heating pad. It duplicated the problem, I tried Maguire's car polish but it did nothing to remove the marks, I then tried Turtle wax scratch repair and renew which took all the marks out. I sent a bottle to the client and thankfully they were able to fix the tables.
  18. I have my sample finish boards wrapped up already going to wait the three days it took to ship and see what I can do
  19. @coop I have a box of it, it does not have an oily feel. What I picked up on the guitar site I read some bubble wraps have silicone in it and that is what does it. I have shipped other things in a product from Home Depot With no problem this was a box from U-Haul
  20. Taking it back to bare wood is not on the program right now, I'm in MI and the tables are in AZ. I have done some research after posting the first post and this is a common problem with bubble wrap. I have shipped several tables and jewelry boxes in it before but this is the first time using this make of wrap Two of the sights one a guitar sight and one a piano sight they used Maguire's car polish and it took them out without ruining the finish. I think I might have them try that
  21. Drew it was polycrylic. Three sprayed on coats I have no idea if the client has the ability or knowledge to do anything. I may have to try and find someone in AZ to fix them