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  1. Keep the crotch. What would you think about cutting the other side square to match the other? nice slab!
  2. JohnDi

    Too much to ask for one decent project?

    Half of my projects start out the way you describe. slow down, take your time with each step. practice EVERTHING first, whether it's clamping, cutting, whatever. I have been there, and I swear that when you complete one task well, it gets better as you move through the project. Hang in there.
  3. JohnDi

    Cabriole Thing

    THANK YOU for sharing this build.
  4. Welcome! Since you mentioned following plans, I would recommend any of the NYW plans. The accompanying videos are now hosted on the NYW site. Good Luck with your first project. Post some pics of the process.
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    Retirement Shop

    Beautiful shop. I could live in there!
  6. JohnDi

    good miter gauges that aren't Incra?

    +1 for the Osbourne EB3. Love mine.
  7. JohnDi

    First Guild Project Recommendation

    Welcome to the forum. For what it's worth, I think the Shaker table is a good first project. I built 2 for night stands and love them.
  8. JohnDi

    Walnut and Bubinga Buffet

    Beautiful work. I really like the wine shelf.
  9. JohnDi

    Tool ID help Scraper?

    No clue either, but I'm inclined to agree withTpt as it looks like the side opposite to the sharpened edge has been struck with a hammer during its life.
  10. JohnDi

    Octagonal Table

    Absolutely gorgeous!
  11. JohnDi


    That's quarter sawn white oak. Do a google search for finishing quarter sawn white oak. There a quite a few ways to "pop the grain", including an excellent one by our host on the Wood Whisperer site.
  12. Welcome to the forum! Nice find.
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    The duststopper

    I believe that there was a thread here not long ago about this product. If I remember correctly, the guy that invented it replied as well. My search skills are terrible, but try a search on the forum.
  14. JohnDi

    Two questions (Just for Fun)

    For joints, mortise and tenon and dovetail. for wood walnut and white oak.