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  1. Good news they canceled the price increase
  2. That man scares me. Imagine if he used his intelligence for evil instead of good..... I'm glad that he's on the "good" side.
  3. My chairs gave me a place to sit and eat now they are cooking the food I'll be eating while sitting on them.
  4. I forget that people use cuts strait off the table saw. Either cutting tool I'd have cleaned up the edge with a plane as well.
  5. Wait we're not supposed to use our tablesaw to shoot misbehaving pieces of wood at our shop walls? I'm going to troll and say this is a job for a band saw and using the proper tool is also a good safety measure.
  6. Chestnut

    Teak Treatment

    Generally long enough to get done what you need to get done. I'd say an hour or so. I'm not sure that there is a lot of literature on this but the safe BMP is to clean the oils and do what ever you need to do immediately afterward.
  7. Glad to hear your ok Ron that's kinda scary.
  8. I think where your at is the closest they grow to me. Set one aside for me and i'll come get it. It should be light enough for carry on no?
  9. Ummm now you HAVE to do this. I insist.
  10. I thought the same thing then i rolled out 20 sheets and it was not as much as i thought it would be. Still excessive .... well except for those one days. Everyone has that one day.
  11. The penetrating curing oils will form a "film" of sorts but it's not like a polyurthane or modern deck finish. The film is close to the wood and doesn't flake off unless heavily applied. A finish that has zinc in it will act as a biocide and prevent molds from growing in the pores of the wood or on the woods surface, those molds may be what made your other finish look black. You don't really need durability that's what the Ipe is for. UV resistance will slow the greying of the wood but it's inevitable. You don't need to apply a finish to Ipe for any other reason that aesthetics. Be aware that applying anything to the deck for aesthetics will results in a lot of work every year for the next 100 years. There is no silver bullet finish. It's either apply yearly(maybe every other year) or leave it naked. If such finish existed you'd better believe that company would be worth more than Apple or Google and would be a household name.
  12. I have heavier tables than that and pick them up by the top with 4 figure 8's. I think my dining table only has 3 and i move that around by the top all the time. I's say 4 figure 8s at the inside corners.
  13. Nice shop. If you have questions on the chairs reach out, Bmac defiantly knows his stuff, i might be able to help with the simple questions .
  14. Awesome. With the top being removable i don't think there as much need for knockdown.
  15. This project is awesome I really dig the look of the table and it came out great. Sloped floors and tables are unfortunate. I can imagine how long I'd spend trying to get it perfectly level for it to be rotated slightly and send me into leveling mode again...
  16. This makes for some interesting thoughts on TP. Warning foul language.
  17. Bah! i want to make all of these. Is 32 too young to retire? Bah your builds are so epic i love this so much. A SUP would get used a lot at our lake place.
  18. I'd avoid a film forming finish at ALL costs. Honestly ipe is a great wood leave it naked and enjoy it. It will turn grey in time. If you didn't want it to turn grey you should have done a plastic deck. If you must apply something a teak oil or tung oil will give you a finish look but won't form a film. Forming a film will just lead to headaches and should be avoided at ALL costs with exterior rot resistant woods. Teak oil or tung oil is simply wiped on or flooded on and the excess is removed. It will require a recoat every year or every other year hence why naked is better. Another option is a hard oil wax finish. I know nothing about them someone else will have to chime in on those.
  19. The stores around here have a new maximum number of people in the store at one time. The other day i drove my the liquor store and there were a good 200 people queued up. Mind you it's still winter here.... I felt like getting my water balloons or super soaker.
  20. I tried to warn you to stay away from the tigerply but noo don't listen. I should just drop off the sheet and a half of real oak ply i have that I'm never going to use again.... The $55 /sheet made by timber products is what you should have gotten it has 5 thick douglas fir core plys and is USA made. The shelter forrest plywood is made in china and is NOT oak, don't know why the call it oak. Timber products is the same company that Youngbloods stocked, they just stocked the higher grade stuff. I think most of what they had was A1 and the hybrid core. They get stocked inproperly a lot so you have to look at the edge or look for the tiger on the UPC. if you see a tiger pretend your in the junle and RUN THE OTHER WAY!!! Good: Bad:
  21. I have the KAL II and quite like it. I like that it works with the 18v batteries for the cordless tracksaw and that it has it's own built in battery.
  22. Congrats Ken!!! Hopefully this virus and being home so much doesn't prevent the 48th from happening!
  23. Mine was right on the measurement both times it was exactly 14.25" I just had the wrong end of the ruler against the fence so i got a 9.75" piece instead..... I don't know HOW i didn't notice that.
  24. I tried to make some drawers today for a vanity I'm making for a friend. I miss cut once twice and then left the shop. I should have just stopped after the first mistake. Luckily it was only a $20 sheet of 1/4" ply that I lost.
  25. A lot of that stuff is source dependent. The gov can give interest free student loans on gov loans but private loans are always up to the lender. They would have to specifically give the private banks a means to collect interest off of the gov and I'm not sure that'll happen. I get really weary when i read headlines like this because while I and you may read the whole article many people in my generation only read headlines and make decisions based off of that. IMO gov students loans should be interest free ... forget free tuition this alone would go a long way to help university costs in the country. I think I'd rather have someone just spit in my face.... They all wear face shields and surgical masks which helps but isn't 100% I'd bet.