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  • Birthday 02/01/1970

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    St.Louis, MO
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    Period furniture reproductions.

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  1. Youtube probably doesn't help. I think that's where people go for instruction and FB and IG for friends with like interests. I don't think people go to FB to learn. And since people don't talk or look at each other in public, FB and IG are the primary mediums for socializing. Very cruel world in public nowadays. This younger generation has destroyed everything the older generation held dear but I guess this will always be the case.
  2. I consider using dry wood universal in that no matter what kind of wood you use it should be dry. But slab wood contains all grain orientation in one board which would make it seemingly unpredictable. Is this why Cremona mills his boards at least 3 times prior to using them? 'Boards that a person buys from a lumber dealer are just slabs with the wane cut off.' I'm misunderstanding this. If lumber dealers didn't cut with grain orientation in mind, how would people get desired grain patterns or parts that shouldn't move much? If what I learned was more or less incorrect people should be willing to mill their own logs if they don't have to worry about cutting up a log with grain orientation in mind. What a hassle (!) and less waste. I apologize to Woodworking_Hobby for derailing his thread.
  3. No that was my question. So is the purpose of using plain, quarter, rift, etc., for appearance only? I thought there were stability issues with using slab wood to build furniture. That's why it wasn't advisable to build furniture from say, an Alaskan Saw mill... that's what I was told from this group several years ago.
  4. You can tell Matt's built 1 or 2 projects by watching his tooling and manhandling of wood. He built that serpentine chest with slab wood. This can't be advisable, am I missing something?
  5. We all get different advertising depending on where we've been on the internet.
  6. That would make good business sense for SS to take that approach. I think there's more to Musk than his cars. I don't believe anything the media puts out without fact checking (propaganda).
  7. Yea I thought everyone went Facebook, specifically the Guild Forum. During its decline Marc suggested forums like these might be dated or something to that affect.
  8. There would have to be competition for SS to dump money into an updated system. I love the idea of making the world better but greed really hampers progress for the spirit of mankind. More Elon Musks would be good.
  9. Separating them into categories is essential if you don't trust a search feature. Some hobbies evolve with age and experience so keeping all issues in some format is probably wise as they will need to be revisited. Question is what categories should be used.
  10. Where did you get the measured drawing/inspiration for your full size drawing?
  11. I stopped buying from Craigslist and Facebook when Ebay went to mostly 'Buy Now'. I'll just pay a little more and get a warranty and a new ware. Granted, warranties aren't what they used to be but I can have stuff shipped to me, I don't have to pick it up and I don't have to worry about getting screwed. Of course customer service could do that but at least I have a fighting chance and I've gotten experienced at fighting over the years. I just think what I would have to go through if I bought a used machine and it didn't work out or I didn't get the longevity out of the machine I expected.
  12. Hey Johnny, love your work in Point Break. ...Utah, 'Give me two!'
  13. Plotters aren't throw away printers so I was curious. The first 4 places I contacted that repair plotters send technicians out to your house. Two of the companies sounded like they're taking calls in India and China. These things are investments like big power tools. You better buy a good one!
  14. I thought a printer plotter would be less expensive by now but I see they are still fairly expensive. About $2000 for a plotter that will give you a 2 X 3 ft sheet. These have never been in mainstream consumer demand and probably not a fun machine to maintain monetarily.