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  1. 16 hours ago, Mark J said:

    How long does the "cleaning" last before new oils migrate to the wood surface?

    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.

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  2. 9 hours ago, JohnG said:

    Anyone that uses 20 sheets per ... should be forced to use only their hand for at least 3 months a year. 

    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.

  3. 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.

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  4. 2 hours ago, ..Kev said:

    Some figure 8s would work on the inside corner of each leg..

    My only concern with that would be picking up the table.  That table looks heavy and I can see where it's natural to pick it up by the top.

    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.

  5. 1 hour ago, wtnhighlander said:

    I still can't understand why the threat of COVID-19 makes so many people think they need to eat 3 times as much as normal.


    An poop 6 times as much, apparently.


    Another reason to refer to the previous post about people in large groups, I suppose.

    This makes for some interesting thoughts on TP. Warning foul language.


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  6. 9 hours ago, TerryMcK said:

    Liquor stores were deemed essential

    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.

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  7. :( I tried to warn you to stay away from the tigerply but noo don't listen. :P 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!!! :D




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  8. On 3/21/2020 at 10:40 AM, Cliff said:

    I thought I had pretty much all the Festool I need - then discovered that apparently the best raking light known to mankind is the Festool one. So that is unfortunate. 

    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.

  9. 3 hours ago, pkinneb said:

    Must have been something in the air I cut short the back panel on one of my cabinets by an 1". I had enough material to fix the mistake but still annoyed me since a measured not only twice but three times and still cut it short :o

    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.

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  10. 2 minutes ago, Chet said:

    I thought I read on USAToday a few days back there were going to be plans put in place to give student loans some grace periods during this time.

    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.

    3 minutes ago, Bmac said:

    Your right, a real secure and solid job, also a job that allows me to be my own boss and control my schedule. But we really are at a super high risk to catch this thing with the aerosols that our equipment produces. Imagine working in a cloud of suspended water, saliva, and blood. When I say that it sounds pretty gross actually. 

    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.