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  1. If you want to get rid of the yellow what about a brown tint to the finish your applying? That picture frame i made i tinted the first coat of shellac and i don't think that it looks yellow at all. Just a thought. I have some ash and some random finishes I might try a few things just out of curiosity.
  2. I feel like they are more of a desert than part of a meal. I know they can also be a breakfast item which i guess makes them fair game in the world of biscuits and croissants.
  3. I was going to post a new thread for some other projects i kinda wanted to share but i figured I'd just keep adding on to this thread beings that i already have it started. This is my 3rd ever project and 1st major project. I built a table and a bookshelf before tackling this. This is the original project that i got into woodworking for. I needed furniture and didn't want to pay the absurd furniture store prices for something nice, but wanted something nice. Any one thinking they have a small shop, this was a space that was maybe 9' by 8'. I had to decide what tool i wanted to use and would move it from the shelf to the assembly table depending on what i needed to do. Should have done a table saw instead of a miter but hindsight is 20:20. I had to sand everything down outside and then bring the apron and legs inside to assemble because the garage space was too small and parking my car out side was NOT an option. Minwax stain and i went with water based poly for looks. I wanted the dullish white look to the unstained oak. Placed a tile in the center for a place to put hot items with out harming the wood. After putting things into practice the tile was a bad idea because i didn't glue the top and the finish can withstand more heat than i gave it credit originally. I tested it with a 500 degree pan from the oven for 30 min and no harm. It has since suffered slightly from seasonal wood movement and there are some gaps between boards very very minor. I also broke the apron and legs a couple times and need a permanent fix.
  4. They are a bit more similar than apples and spokeshaves. I was thinking chisels and bananas. I agree they are different and tasty but I'm going to grab biscuits every time. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  5. Ok i had a huge argument with the lady friend about croissants. She was in the belief that croissants were better than biscuits. I respectfully disagreed aches stated that biscuits were in fact better. I'm curious what you all thought? We almost needed mediation in this matter. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  6. The pm1000 is backordered until the middle of March right now i believe. Idk why. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  7. Woodcraft in bloomington has been helpful to me but that's all new stuff. I've seen ads o.k. Craig's list for used tool dealers you could try there. Also used on eBay is a pretty good bet too. this website as well add this forum has really good information. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  8. I'd love to shoot the big sheets some day but can't really make the jump into buying that much more gear. For now I'll settle with my 500 C/M. Which is by no means disappointing.
  9. Nice table Pug, I also use z clips to hold most of my table tops down i feel they work wonderfully. I use a biscuit joiner to make the slot to mount them in.
  10. Cabinet saws are not necessarily bigger either sometimes their footprint can even be a bit smaller. Also mobile bases make them easy to move around a shop.
  11. thanks bud! For the record, I wasn't trolling for HBDs - just sharing something I thought was kinda cool! Oh i know but that's an awesome birthday gift. I got a stanley no5 made between 1900 and 1910 for Christmas and i thought i hit the jackpot. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  12. Holy crapy happy birthday to you! Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  13. For that you can either do false space or expand to a 3way or 4way. Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  14. There have been some good ductless ac units that I've seen people use in smaller homes around here. I just did a google and the units themselves don't seem super expensive. Also as a benefit the unit cold add some resale value to the structure your adding it too. 2nd option and much less viable would be to add a duct to your existing system into the garage 1 for cold air 1 for a return and then put a filter on the return in the garage. I know it's probably not possible and would be expensive but I'm just spit-balling here.
  15. <pulls out a crisp $5 bill> They say Lincoln never told a lie.
  16. I'm going to sound really umm ignornant. How do you make the square holes the exact right size? They are for the tail vise right? Did you use a space or some sort of joinery? I realize an easy way to answer that would be to buy the plans and build one but I'm just curious at this point.
  17. That's allowed? There is ordinances here prohibiting keeping farm type animals within city limits.
  18. I love ice cream sandwiches. Those sanding blocks look almost too good to use! Since when are there that many types of salt? I just use the iodized stuff that comes in a huge container. All good works sir keep it up.
  19. Woah woah woah you just described some that i like but I'm too hipster to go along with anything that any one else likes so I'm out. I'm going to go over to the empty corner of framing nails and mitered lap joints because I'll be revolutionary there. Also we're too good for glue and just stick everything together with sugar water because it's more natural.
  20. Chestnut

    Hickory Wood

    Wow the hickory! That is awesome! I must have a good hardwood dealer because i can easily pick through multiple boards 10"+.
  21. Chambers for storing storm water until later. It's just in case the river near by gets thirsty.
  22. I used this for the first time about 15 min ago mounting drawers in a vanity for a client and HOLY CRAP i feel like I've been missing out on life. I've done drawers before with no jig what so ever and holy crap do i appreciate this. Thanks for the review i bought this off of your recommendation.
  23. They sound great. With them being ported the bass is nice and even and everything hold nice and steady all the way up. The Jatoba is SUPER dense and each speaker weighs more than you'd expect and this is good because it stops them from vibrating.
  24. Shouldn't that be the other way around. Moving somewhere with trees and then building a tree house? I hear ya on the wanting trees part though i live in the treeless plains and boy oh boy does the wind get a blowin out here.
  25. Asphalt driveway that's something i don't ever see here. It's either concrete or gravel. But honestly something impervious is better than gravel any time i guess. I suppose your going to make sure to correct the slope issue.