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    Cambridge, MN
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    All types, from rough construction to fine furniture to craft items like boxes and ornamentals.

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  1. I'd bite but then I'd have to get a scraper or two. Been putting that off.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    It's like an "aha" moment. That's what I thought you meant.
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    Newbie from Washington State

    Welcome to the fold, Jeremy. I think you're going to feel right at home.
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    Midcentury Modern TV Stand

    I've always heard the same definition of credenza as Chet, though not necessarily rosewood. I actually had a former boss with one of those and that was the term he used.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Bet an ice cold glass with some medication in helps it feel better.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I wanted to react to this comment but I didn't know if laughing at the humor in it, reacting sad or liking it would be appropriate. Sad you had to go through this, laughing at your description and appreciate (like) that you took the time to comment and share. Hope you recover soon and well.
  7. I think the first sentence of your post is missing. Even so, I think I get the gist of it - enough that I can offer some comment. The reason the dovetail guide with the magnet works is that dovetails are rarely so deep that a saw with a spine will interfere with the magnet. The teeth fall below the magnet and the spine remains above it. I'm gather that you're trying to run your saw in a vertical fashion in which case the teeth (and spine) will interfere with your magnet line. The best solution I could think of would be one of your Japanese saws - make your jig thinner by the depth of the set of the teeth and then added a surface to the side of the saw, above the teeth, that acts as a consistent spacer moving the teeth of the saw away from the jig. The other comment I'd offer is that you can get a more consistent cut from your bandsaw if you combine using a blade with a higher TPI and by moving significantly slower when you make the cut. You're still going to have some clean up but this may prove easier and quicker than hand cutting with a jig.
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    Wood finishes for beginner set

    If I remember correctly, both @Tom and @Wdwrker (Steve) are or were big users of SW products. Might be helpful if they offered an opinion.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I was just starting think when I might pay a visit to TN but now it sounds like accident season and I should probably give it some time to settle down! I was going to Google sugar tit but decided I better wait until I get home. Killing time at work right now.
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    Charles Neil Finishing class

    I've always thought blotch was just part of the character of what you were working with. Try to make everything even just flattens it for me.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Good thing it weren't your swear finger. Pretty sure you need that one.
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    Northern Woods Exhibition

    Certainly nothing to be embarrassed about. I think you'll be representing yourself pretty well!
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    concerning chisel and dado/groove sizes

    100% true. The ancillary rule is that if you find the one you need, it'll be the one your wife, girlfriend, neighbor or other fiend used to open a paint can thus needing a total resharpening. (And, no, I did not misspell "friend.")
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    concerning chisel and dado/groove sizes

    I have two sets of the same 4 chisels, both a local tool sellers version. I keep one in the shop and one in the basement where I tend to do some work when it's too cold. They have .25 .5 .75 and 1" in the set and I haven't really found I need anything else.
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    Midcentury Modern TV Stand

    An interesting video and running commentary. A couple suggestions that I couldn't help noticing. Both center around the use of your table saw as a work surface (who doesn't do that from time to time). If I'm going to be banging on the surface of my saw I like to use some kind of protection, like a router mat, to protect the table so I don't mar it any worse than normal wear will. If I'm going to be gluing on the table I'd first clean off all the loose sawdust so I don't contaminate the joints and then I'd put down some sort of barrier, a tarp or drop cloth, so that I don't get gobs of glue on my table. Otherwise, I'm sure there's useful information in there for someone.