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  1. I’d try a little stain. Stain has larger sized pigments than dye that may fill the pores enough to hide the little specs of paint. As suggested above, try it on a small area to see if it helps. Good luck.
  2. If the top photo is after the dye, what is the problem? You have done a good job of blending the sap wood into the heartwood. Once stained and finished, the sap wood should be pretty well blended in. I would probably test finish that one slat to confirm (and limit the sanding if it doesn’t work).
  3. I’ve moved my shop five times. I did the sell the saw/buy a new one once, but that was to upgrade to a Saw Stop. Since the Government was paying for the move each time we used a moving company. I never had any problems with my tools, and only minor nicks with shop furniture. Moving companies have the stuff and experience to wrap your tools, and the people to get them from the old shop to the truck and into the new shop. I did treat the cast iron surfaces, took lots of photos, just in case. My Roubo is the take down version, but it’s never been ‘taken down’, the movers just picked it up and put it into the truck. Just my own opinion, but I never considered my ‘big’ tools all that delicate, and I can realign them if I need to. Good luck with whatever you decide to do and enjoy retirement.
  4. Actually, the circ saw is spraying out sawdust, which is a known carcinogen. . .
  5. I believe Fine Woodworking recently did an article on steam bending.
  6. Not sure about sapele, but on some tropical hardwoods it’s good to wipe the edge with denatured alcohol or mineral spirits before glue up to clean off any oils.
  7. Not to be a troll, but why would you use a router guide bushing in a table? A guide bushing is used most often to route inside a template from above. A router bit with a bearing seems to be the way to go when routing from underneath on a table. Am I missing something?
  8. 3/4” thick might look pretty thin on a table that long, so a 1” or 1 1/4” would probably look a little better. I don’t think 6” is too much, even without breadboards.
  9. You could build this box out of the “Trex” type decking material. It would be pretty weather resistant, and the “boards” can be cut and screwed together like wood.
  10. I would use the 3/4” ply with splines, dominos, or biscuits to join the two pieces of ply. Then make the pattern with 1/8” thick boards. The final door would be 1” thick. You will probably have to cut down the hardware bolts unless you want them sticking out a ways. The door should slide easily, at least mine did (similar size, but I built with frame and panel).
  11. I have the one from Lee Valley, but I think they work the same. Set the tool onto a flat surface with the blade loosely held in the tool. The blade should be just touching the surface. Tighten down the two screws that hold the blade. Try it in some scrap. It probably won’t cut. Now start to tighten the screw in front, testing it frequently until it cuts the way you want it to. This assumes the blade is prepared correctly. There are YouTube videos that will show you how to sharpen. How much of a burr you set can also affect the cut. Good luck.
  12. Although if you pick the right woman, that isn’t an issue.
  13. I’d go with pens. A mini lathe and an easy wood tool, and a drill will get you going. You can cut the blanks with a handsaw, flatten the ends with sandpaper. A drill chuck that fits your lathe and pen chuck will make it even easier. However, depending on how complex your wedding is going to be, it’s best not to try to do too much.
  14. I do think the advice to review your pricing is actually the best. Nancy Hiller has some good posts on all the things that go into pricing work, a lot that I never would have considered. Matt Kinney also talked about this on his podcast.