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  • Birthday 04/15/1988

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    Cabinets. Furniture, Household.

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  1. That's good to know. I mostly do most of my finishing in my shop which sits around 62-64. I usually have a LOT of time to get finish on at that temperature. The end result looks great. I'm interested to see what it looks like in place. The oak that you used is beautiful, I'm quite jealous of the material you've managed to obtain.
  2. I wrapped up some time consuming but minor steps on the bathroom remodel. As a break I worked on getting some french cleat storage in my garage. I made a couple bins that hand on the wall for some various items. I"m getting to the point where i have enough storage spots where i have empty space. The cleats are separated by 6" which is working out quite nice. The cleats were ripped in half from 5.5" stock. I"m toying with the idea of painting the cleats the color of the walls or hitting them with a clear finish to match the trim... trim is birch, cleats are BB ply. If any ones has some good ideas for must additions for french cleat storage let me know.
  3. There is no standard spacing. Do what ever you think will work for your space. I put these in with 18" separating the cleats as i was going to use it for large objects. I should have done 24" of separation as most of the bottom middle cleat is unusable. A single cleat around the top permitier of a shop could be useful. Kind of like picture frame hanging molding.
  4. The CN formula for blotch control is very similar if not the same as what Marc outlines in this video. If you need a replacement try this. As with all finishing make sure to do test boards or test on inconspicuous spots before you go after your critical project parts.
  5. I remember that build and it's one of the reasons i used the exact same material as a backer. Thanks for teaching me something Coop ! I can't remember, did you manage to fix your chess board?
  6. That's an awesome experience! Congrats to your daughter iirc she's been waiting a while for this day to come.
  7. I also find removing drum sander sanding lines a lot faster with a hand plane or card scraper as well. It's interesting that you find Poplar for inexpensive. I've not been able to find an inexpensive source for it. I can usually get soft maple or #1com cherry for cheaper. Probably a regional thing as soft maple and cherry are readily available here, while poplar doesn't grow well up here wild.
  8. That's cool Dave. Looks like a fun family trip.
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    I shouldn't laugh at this but man that's MN for you. As a Municipal Engineer it's been a weird year. Because we had so much rain a couple years ago I'm now still getting flooding complaints but they are mixed 50/50 with dry creek complaints. Um the company brand is burpee, but I assume you are more talking about the variety brand. This year I did better boy and early girl. I normally like early girl but these plants are not as well behaved as past plants. Right or wrong I prune the plant into an individual stalk and train up. This has provided me a good yield in the past but these ones are just branching too low too quickly. The reason it works for me is because it allows for a tighter plant spacing and maintains airflow & light to fend of blight. I have a small space to work with and therefore cannot rotate as much as I'd like.
  10. Bought this 2 months ago and just hung it up. Should have done this sooner.
  11. Chestnut


    @coop my crop is getting going. I have 10 plants like this.
  12. Chestnut


    I only know my local dialect unfortunately. For me it's usually a combination of threatening music, 2 hours of watering shrubs, and scheduling an outdoor event.
  13. Chestnut


    My rain dance worked we got 3.5" of rain yesterday.
  14. Yes i was going to make storage but ran out of time.
  15. So if this is the blade that came off the saw the numbers provide you the dimensions for a new blade. It's 254 mm in diameter, it's kerf or the cut width is 2.6mm and the arbor hole is 30mm. You might need to buy blades from a UK store. Almost all American saws use a 5/8" arbor hole.