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    Furniture for your home and office in general. Greene and Greene influenced in particular.

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  1. I found the post where they mention rotating the “Caster arms” 180°. They do not indicate whether this is end for end or along the axis. They do indicate that a close comparison of the unit with the diagram in the instructions made the flaw easier to detect.
  2. Just catching up on this. Beautiful work with some well chosen material. Great detail on the mating edges with mitered trim. Love the subtle recessed pull too.
  3. wtnhighlander is on to something. You had a preconceived idea of how the floor "should" look. It looks different. If you were walking through a model home and it had this floor would you stop in your tracks and say "dear god, what happened here!?!" or would it just be another flavor of flooring? Enough maple to make a floor is going to result in boards that look different from each other. Maple itself will look different throughout a board. I think you will be happier a year from now if you make lemonade out of this lemon by looking at it with fresh eyes versus the unexpected result of what you were after.
  4. Just beautiful Mick. Thanks for taking us along.
  5. Yes, this. If the table is under about 3 feet wide a home-shop drum sander can handle it. I'll assume from your post that you do not have this animal. You'd have to sand and sell a lot of tables to pay for one so I would ask around at your local cabinet shops what the fee might be for a pass or two. A slab flattening sled for a router would certainly get you generally flat and bring you to where sanding could finish the job by hand or carefully with a ROS. There are more spoil-board and slab-flattening bits to choose from of late and I would not hesitate to go that way if sanding was out of the question.
  6. There are certainly variations and even "special" alcohol products for shellac. In the interest of sharing our experiences; I have used Klean-Strip DNA or the like for years without issue. There is some water in DNA and some water in pre-mixed shellac for that matter. Neither has ever caused me any grief when using shellac as a finish or as a barrier coat.
  7. OK, that's it. I'm officially jealous.
  8. Its not a bad option if you have a good yard nearby. My "good" yard is an hour and a half so I started . . . er . . . over-purchasing. Like so many things, extra material is fine in moderation. I need to swing the pendulum back toward center.
  9. Part of my new 'evil-plan' is to let the lumber yard store my material till I need it. Now if I could just stop buying those "special" 1 or 2 boards each trip . . .
  10. I spared you all my miserable progress on day 1 and 2 . New location. I had to gather up a bunch of the stock that I had been stashing at friend's and relative's homes. I had probably overstayed my welcome but, made up for it with the usual trinkets we woodworkers find to gift folks with so, all seems well. When no one was looking I appropriated one wall of a storage shed out back. I built a similar vertical storage rig to those that I "placed" at the previously mentioned friend's and relatives homes. I promised to go back and remove them . . . It is only partially full and the trailer is almost empty. I am hoping those two situations balance out in the end .
  11. Thanks for the report back after use. Nothing is so valuable on the forum as folk's reports on their own experiences with these items.
  12. I do use the colors for Preppin Weapon grit ID but, have other blocks and use dots. The blocks are the black rubber ones and the dots are white paint, 1 through 5. I don't mark with grit values, I just want to know coarse (1 dot) through fine (5 dots) as my grits vary with what I do. I load multiple sheets on both kinds and remove them as they wear.
  13. It's a matter of semantics. I think we are saying full height cut. Stepped back to the line in multiple passes. Yes?
  14. That is some fun stuff. Real eye-candy. Wonderful workmanship.
  15. This is a good recommendation. I have several Milwaukee routers and twice as many bases. Any of the 5615 and 5616 motors fit all the bases and I have them attached to all sorts of things. I just load the small motor for fixed speed lightweight or the larger motor for soft-start, variable speed.