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  1. I think it's looks great in your photo. Wood is a natural medium, and should maintain some of it's natural appeal! I made a walnut countertop about 10 years ago, and I finished it with 4 coats of salad bowl finish. After it cures, you could always wax it to get a wonderful "touch factor".
  2. @woodbutcherNice clean work! I love "old school" audio gear. I have been kicking an audio storage idea around in my head for a few years now, but have not sat down to design it.
  3. @Wimayo I've had success with Benjamin Moore Advance on heavy wear kitchen furniture (I made a sideboard a year ago and painted it with BMA). It holds up really well to abuse - I drag stainless steel mixing bowls off a painted shelf almost daily. The only issue is that it is like mud in viscosity, and needs a 100 stage HVLP to spray it, even after thinning. I contacted BM about thinning, and they said "Absolutely no more than 10% thinning". I called Fuji, and they said they routinely thin it 20% without issue. I am also interested in trying Sherwin Williams Aqua +, but it is ha
  4. All they have listed is a Facebook page and a Fax number; that screams: "don't contact us".
  5. Here in Canada we have started the Vaccine rollout, but have hit a few delivery snags. We are scheduled to receive 500K less vaccines than were originally scheduled. Most long term care homes in my regions are completed, but the "general" public is quite a ways off from getting the jab. Our Federal Government ordered enough vaccines to inoculate the entire country 5 times over. Not sure of the delay logistics, but it's a hot topic here.
  6. Looks great. If I had the space to the left of my sawstop, I would do the same!
  7. I have been interested to try General Finishes "white poly", but there is no-one anywhere within 12 hours of me that sells it. I thought, perhaps, that I could make my own paint/polyurethane mix. I have done some googling, and one person refers to this as "fortified paint". I have successfully mixed water-based poly with the dye stains that general finishes produces - pretty easy. But has anyone mixed" latex" paint with water based polyurethane before? I specifically use General Finishes High Performance Poly. I spray via HVLP. Anyone try this before? I attempted to email General Fin
  8. Ok, I guess my photos were not up to snuff! I'll get him to take some better ones and forward them to me. I took those with my phone camera, so not so good. The finish is peeling, and I am assuming removing it will be the only route to a decent restoration. He is looking for simple, so I am thinking remove the old finish and maybe a few coats of OSMO top oil. The old finish may contain lead, due to its age, so that is a concern. I've got Flexner's book and have read it many times. I'm going to take another look through it to see if I can get some more info.
  9. A friend of mine runs a local store and bought this display case for his front counter. The seller said it was from about 1900 or so, but I doubt it is that old. Regardless, my friend wants to refinish it, and I would like to offer him some advice. Also, any chance of IDing the wood species? Mahogany, perhaps? Its a walnut colour, but it does not have the characteristic grain pattern of walnut. Thanks fellas!
  10. It is very handy! Plus it has digital readout of rpm.
  11. I use the jessem router designed for the jessem lift. Works flawlessly.
  12. Our province is starting to go backwards. We recently entered "phase 1" of reopening, but some people just don't comply with the rules. Our cases have spiked last week, after weeks of steady decline. There is discussion of "re- closing" things that have been permitted to open (with strict rules).
  13. I have tried countless finishes over the years, and I have weened it t down to my "go to" finishes that yield the results I want (HVLP High performance Poly for water based and hand applied Wipe-on poly for oil based). I always wax my projects as well, with a beeswax blend I quite like. I would like to add two new finishes to round out my projects. I am going to try spraying "Kem Aqua" from Sherwin Williams for the painted look I am starting to use more often, and the OSMO for quick and easy small projects. I shall see if either of them make it into my normal repertoire.
  14. I would say the right time is whenever you can afford it. I bought one a few years back, and the cost was quite high. Now, after owning it for a few years, the cost doesn't matter so much. I received the "free accessory" offer and went with the "standard" mobile base. It works just fine, but is not nearly as nice as the ICS base. For the one time I move it per year, the standard base is just fine.
  15. After mentioning the high cost of a particular router bit during one of my first woodworking classes, the instructor told me "If you are in this craft to save money, I think you are in the wrong hobby"
  16. This is kinda cool. https://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/why-world-would-anyone-want-wooden-nail.html
  17. Ok, that's good information. Thanks. To apply, do you use the "white Scotch brite pad" method?
  18. I have been itching to try Osmo, but they have a very large product line, and I don't really know where to start. It's pretty expensive if you buy the wrong product. Is 3043 suitable for furniture?
  19. I have this jointer (54HH). I have never rabbeted on it. I can take some photos of different parts of it for you, if that is helpful.
  20. I have all besseys now. I've had my share of cheaper clamps. Buy the best you can, even if it's only a few. Good clamps will last a lifetime, and are great asset to the shop.
  21. I've had the ridgid and sold it to upgrade to the 735. It's always been highly reviewed, and I think it's by far the best planer in the 13" class. The only gripe I have is the placement of the dust collection port.
  22. Here is the thread/journal for the "x-table" build. I still have the scale model if you would like photos.
  23. Masks are becoming the norm here in Ontario, and we have been told that we should not go out without one now. Everything is still closed, except for essential services. Even that list has shrunk significantly since this began. I can't get any dates for pick up of groceries, and it has been recommended that people who are healthy should leave those spots for others. I shop once per week to get essentials, but otherwise I'm not going anywhere. I have been working from home for two weeks now.
  24. Almost all wood finishes are food safe when they are fully cured. That being said, my favorite finish for food items is a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil. Leaves a fantastic feel, and smells like beeswax! I often use it as a regular wax now over other finishes. https://youtu.be/k9cwIsni9-o