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  1. Haha. It's funny you say that because that's how I got my new circular saw this weekend. Hahaha Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  2. I forgot to mention... After we took a step back to look over the finished mantel, my wife and I decided that I should remove the existing white shelves in the bookcase and make some Live Edge shelves to replace them with. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it. My mother in law loved it so much that we went and picked out a slab so I could make one for her fireplace.... Luckily it'll only be 6' long this time. Haha Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  4. Do not even get me started on that horrible mistake. That was the previous owners but trust me... that is definitely on my Future Projects list.... Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  5. I finally finished my Live Edge Mantel. 15½ foot long, 17 inch wide and 4 inch thick Redwood Slab with Watco dark walnut Danish Oil and topped with Arm-R-Seal. This thing was a beast getting it up there. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk This is what it looked like before. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  6. Well... I think I'll wake up early in the morning while it's cool, open up the house, flip on some fans (and house fan) and see how it goes. If all else fails, I'll just move it into the garage before I get too far along Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  7. Ok. So I should be fine with some windows open and the Whole House Fan running.... And with these California summer days, early in the morning it'll be.... Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  8. Just a quick, curious question or 2 about applying Arm-R-Seal.... Would I be able to apply it inside my house or would that be a bad idea? Has anyone attempted to apply it indoors? I'm almost done working on a Live Edge Slab for my Fireplace Mantel. I just have the top coat left to apply, but I had to bring it inside from the garage before I could finish.... Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  9. My apologies. Disregard my last... It necessarily be "stained". At least not to the point of concealing the natural beauty of the grain. I'm just going to slightly darken the color(if that makes any sense. Haha). Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  10. Ok. Since I'm going to finish it with General Finishes stain and Arm-R-Seal. If I stop now and leave it how it is, will I be ok? Or should I completely remove it all? I'm going for a matte finish "rustic look" and I kinda like it with the "left over bark look", but being my first Live Edge Slab protect I wasn't sure..... Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  11. Hello all... I could use some suggestions about how to go about removing the rest of the bark off the front of my Live Edge Redwood Slab. I've used a drawknife, 1/4 sheet sander, hand sander, a couple [handmade] scrapers and some MINOR angle grinder work...... But I'm having trouble getting the rest off.... Here's what I have left to remove: Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  12. Oh man! That's pretty simple & straight forward. Thank you very much Cliff. If only all Owner's Manuals were like that. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  13. Hello... I need some help with my Delta TS. I've had it for about 3 years now with no issues, but lately I've started noticing that it isn't making square cuts anymore, Crosscut or otherwise (The Height and Angle adjustments are fine). At first I thought might be my combo square so I tried a few other squares I have, but that's not it. Bought a new Irwin Marples blade, and nope.... No matter what, it always seems to be about 1/16" (+/-) off at the end of the cut I tried reading the Owner's Manual and looking it up online, but couldn't find anything. Am I missing something simple or what?
  14. Has anyone had any "Hands On" experience working with the so-called Mahogany lumber at Home Depot? I bought a 2 foot piece of 1x8(labeled "A. Mahogany") to go with an Urn project I'm working on. I won't be using any stain on it, I'll probably use Watco Danish Oil (natural color) or something similar. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  15. "All" I have left to do is: -Cut it down to 15 1/2 feet. -Finish removing the bark. -Sand and Finish. I'm not going to sand it 100% smooth, that way it had some of the rustic characteristics Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  16. Hello all. This is my first post on this forum, and I could use some advice. A brief(ish) backstory....I purchased a 198" X 17" X 4" Redwood Live Edge Slab about a month ago that I'm using for my mantel. When I got it, the weather had been Clear/Sunny so I left it outside on 1 foot long 4x4 blocks, in my driveway for more room to work on it. After no rain for about 20+ days(Northern CA), I thought it would be fine. When it did start raining, i covered it with a tarp (which that idea failed) for about a week expecting to move it into my garage the following weekend, which turned into another