Tpt life

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    Wood ID Flow Chart.

    This is not instructional, but a good reference card. Once you understand pores, you have 50% of common ID features. This will also help you understand why Phinds requests cleaned up end grain shots.
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    Retirement Shop

    Looks Ron Paulk. (I think that’s the name, I just recognize the oval cutouts from somewhere.)
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    I think it also lessens the need to have an exact mortise depth. Historically that would have been the most difficult task in small mortises.
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    Roubo Questions

    Removed You decide what you need and what you’ll pay. My guess is most will pay the $35 for one stop convenience. I won’t hold that against them for or you for not. Do what’s smart for you. I don’t think you’ll find any value in BC plans on top of the guild build. I see more guys I follow with bench top moxon “attachments” rather than dedicated benches. The value for many is elevating the moxon above the low bench height. Those joinery benches then tend to be higher and undesirable for most other tasks. Do you really want a bench “too high” for all but joinery? I cannot afford the space.
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    Roubo Questions

    Scam? Is that your opinion or are you questioning?
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    Making a corner desk - first major project.

    The vertical height of that member is what controls the leverage advantage of the forces. It is also quite independent of the front elements. I can see the project being a twisty mess without care.
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    Making a corner desk - first major project.

    I see racking as an issue. Many desks with backs still twist a bit. With no back the action could be exaggerated.
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    There are a lot of statements being made here that are only true in certain designs. I think the question was asked in too open ended a way.
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    You just lose the shoulder that can cover any irregularity in the rim of your mortise. Gluing things squarely can also be a pain. It can lead to a slightly slower process, but does not necessarily become a bad thing unless the size of material cannot support the design.
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    Coffee table for my nephew

    The jarrah under finish leaves me envious.
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    Marking Knife Suggestions

    I use similar after trying one that Paul Sellers suggested. Those knives have a learning curve. They are typically beveled on both sides. This requires a knife tilt or your line strikes away from the registration face.
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    Coffee table for my nephew

    I show NY, NY to LA,CA at 2,700 odd miles and Perth to Sydney at about 2,400 miles. That is hair splitting. On par with for sure. Knowing only a little of Australia, I’d say it is a lot more desert to cross by percentage. Any concern there?
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    Securing a giant mirror

    J bracket in slot cut in the bottom. L bracket set to screw hidden on the top. Screw the brackets to a stud on the wall. Set the mirror. Lock the top with a screw through the L. Looks like black metal would hide well.
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    Delta Cabinet Saw Dust Collection

    Flat black rattle can spray paint covers a world of ugly fabs in the theater business. No one needs to know it’s taped up.
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    4 Make a video playing it. I’d love to hear it.
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    Cypress depression

    A few thoughts... Some woods will mineral stain, and the mineral Wil oxidize over time. The finish might even promote the oxidation. Molds and mildews live off of biological tissue. To remove it, you’d have to remove the finish, completely neutralize the mold/mildew, then refinish. First scenario, you will never remediate. Second scenario would take forever, and be ineffective if you were wrong about it being biological. There is a slight chance the contamination is in the finish itself. I don’t know Cedar Seal and would have to read up. In that scenario you’d still need to strip and refinish to remove it. All that to say: How attached are you to the chair? If you like building things, it might leave you happier to build another chair.
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    Haunted Jet AFS-1000B Air Filtration System

    I’m gonna guess you have current bridging to the grounding conductor inside the light loop. Maybe a staple or even a faulty dimmer. Failing dimmers are super messy.
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    18th Century Style Kids Workbench

    Don’t believe where this has gone. Brendon shipped me a glide. The cast wheel is massive. The threaded rod also. If they tumbled against each other in the mail, I assume damage not look for it. I cannot believe anyone is telling you to look for damage after metal parts tumbled against each other. That said, they asked, so find it. Photograph it. Ask them what the heck they thought you meant that they offered a box??
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    18th Century Style Kids Workbench

    Photograph every step opening the box. He thinks his well packaged box slopped around in a bigger box. It should be enough to say the parts were loose. A picture of the pieces with marks inside the box sends the message.
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    SawStop inadvertent brake activation causes

    Does the table register on those square tubes that stick up into your fence space? Is there any chance of cutting those tubes lower?
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    Air Plant Holders

    Almost all of my house plants are epiphitic. They are known for tolerating loose soil and growing aerial root hairs that leave them needing very little watering in our humid summers.
  22. My cheapy is friction fit plastic.
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    Hello from western north carolina

    Music with 6,7,8 all day each day. Love the energy they bring! Welcome to the forum!
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    Recommendations for planer

    I wore self fitting soccer shin guards in college. As I recall, I wetted them, formed them to my shins, then microwaved to set them. I used self fitting brace guards in jr high. As I recall, it came two part, got pressed into my braces, then set aside until it cured.
  25. Nailing into 1/4”? Expect many failures unless you use short nails just for registration. Longer nails often do not follow a 1/4” wide path and will poke out the side. That’s some of the reasoning behind wtn’s advice above.