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  1. First thing is you need to decide what type of finish you want to use. Sherwin Williams has a great cabinet paint called ProClassic, and Benjamin Moore has one also but I forget the name. Great paint, but way to thick for a reasonably priced spray gun. I’d recommend a water based lacquer. Two coats of primer and two coats of finish. The issue is where you can get it. I’ve been using Sherwin Williams Kem Aqua Plus for a few years mainly because I didn’t want to spend a lot of a finish system. I got the Earlex 5500 and found where I could get the KA+. I have had great luck with it. Now th
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    Roasted Wood?

    I had to go find how to explain this. We do this at my day job for guitar tops on certain models. It does change the tone somewhat. I guess you need a REALLY good ear to notice just how big a change they say occurs. “The torrefaction process involves baking wood in an oxygen free environment at temperatures higher than conventional timber seasoning kilns. Taken to its logical conclusion you would end up with charcoal but stopped short, the wood merely darkens depending on how long it has been roasted. This colour change occurs due to chemical reactions between the wood’s protein
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    New Table Saw

    They have all been on different saw, I think only one of them has done it twice, so no apparent issues to this point
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    New Table Saw

    I know I don’t post here much due to what I have to go through to log in everytime. But I’ve been following this thread since the beginning and kindly allow me to throw my 2 cents in. I have to say I agree with what Kev has to say about why he doesn’t want a SS. At my day job we have 13 SS’s for about 14 years now, I’ve been the lucky one to have to learn the ins and outs of these saws. Sorry to saw I’m less than impressed. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the safety feature. I believe it’s saved 2 peoples fingers. However I have had to change the cartridge and the blade at least a dozen
  5. I know a little bit about this. I’ve been using Sherwin Williams Kem Aqua Plus, both clear and white. I was lucky enough to have a commercial place about 45 minutes from me. I call a few days before and give tell them what I need and they are good about pouring off 1 gallon cans for me. I wish I could buy it by the 5 gallon but I don’t use it fast enough perhaps. 1 year shelf life they say. Ive been using, for now, an Earlex 5500 to spray it and have had great results. I use the 1.5 tip for colors and 1.0 for clears. My tip, if the store asks what your spraying it in, just tell the
  6. The stain I used was Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil, Mahogany Flame I think was the color. I have our sitting in our breezeway so it’s not in direct sun much. But I’ve had to pressure wash it twice since the birds like to sit just above it. I think it has held up pretty well. It does get wet quite a bit when it rains or snows hard. I also used that stain on a Sipo deck railing I did. After 3 years I do need to restain it this spring but it’s held up better than others I’ve used.
  7. That bench looks outstanding. Great job on the M&T’s. This is a great project to build. What type of finish are you thinking? I’ve built about 10 of these so far. People seem to love them around their fire pits. Made all mine out of Mahogany scraps from work (ya I know, very lucky) and made some Sipo dominos also from scrap from work. Just used Cabot’s deck stain as the finish since they would be outdoors anyway. They’ve held up very well so far after about 3 years.
  8. Hey guys, got to some of what I had cut a few months ago. Not the most swirling grain, but it's darker. All came from the same board, but you can see the pieces on the right do have a little more orange to them. They were closer to the top. I talked to one of the other guys about some stuff we have matched, quite the color variations . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Do you happen to have any pictures to share? And of coarse this comes up on a holiday weekend. I can get some pictures of when I get back Tuesday. I'll let you know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hey guys, I know I never really post here. But I can tell you, that IS Cocobolo. I have resawn ALOT of that stuff in the last year for guitar backs and sides. Some of it can be really straight grain, bright orange (which actually darkens to a deeper orange in about 2-3 weeks when it's exposed to air) and I've seen plenty of it with the swirling grain patter. That is what most guitar nuts want right now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hey gang, don't think I ever posted anything here but do check it out quite often. I have a HF dust collector that I put in around May 2014. I actually put it up in my attic of my 2 car garage just to save space. Since the area is well vented I wasn't to worried if some dust gets out of the filter bag. I will get a canister for it at some point. I also got the plastic dust deputy to seperate the dust. And only once have I had to empty the DC bag because I let the garbage can fill up. And no the full bag was not very heavy. I used PVC pipe for the ductwork, yeah yeah yeah I know, static. No
  12. Hey gang, I have been in the acoustic guitar production for over 20 years. If you can come across Brazilian. Rosewood, by all means do what you have to do to get it. Yes you don't want to totally "rip the guy off". But I can say this, we CANNOT get this type of wood anymore, so what we do have only goes on customs, and the up charge for a set of book matched back and sides is over $10,000, and the total material in the is about 3/4 of BF. So go for it