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    Kees Heiden

    Distressing

    Thread Starter: Kees Heiden

    Probably sacrilege to some, but how about distessing some projects? I really like antiques, I also like to build furniture, but I don't like antique reproductions that look like new. So untill now I have mostly made contemporary looking furniture and I have bought some antique stuff. But for an...

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    Mike Heidrick

    Pole Barn 40X64X16

    Thread Starter: Mike Heidrick

    Signed a contract yesterday with S&L Builders out of Indiana for a 40X64X16 Pole Barn with a 10X24 porch. Build date August 18, 2014. Plan to install Pex for raidant floor heat. Concrete slab 5" thick. Also doing 1.5" closed cell foam under the pad. Built on Laminated posts in ground. Will...

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    ian maybury

    Heat damage to blades when grinding...

    Thread Starter: ian maybury

    Brian's thread on choice of chisels just set me thinking. I'd always thought it was just that I was using cheap chisels, but it starts to look like even good quality chisels sail pretty close to the wind so far as edge damage is concerned when working hardwoods. My white steels don't much like...

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    Stuart Welsh

    Your High School shop from the 70'sÖ.

    Thread Starter: Stuart Welsh

    Did you take shop class in the 70's in either Junior High or High School? If so what to do you recall about the shop? The reason I ask is as I complete my shop I'm taking the time to make it look as close as I can to what a shop from that era would have looked like, it's an homage to the first...

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    Nathan Duricek

    American Flag cutting board

    Thread Starter: Nathan Duricek

    Hey guys, I'm looking to make a cutting board for some friends that were just married and I'd like to do it as an American flag. I've got the idea that I'll use Ash or Oak for the white. But what woods could/have people used for the blue & reds. I can't use stains, right? Thanks in advance!

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    Edward Oleen

    ShopNotes has been discontinued.

    Thread Starter: Edward Oleen

    Yes, it is true, or that is the case according to the two people in the customer service department that I have just finished talking to. I ordered it at the beginning of August, and have received no issues. E-mails, yes, but no magazines. Today I received a bill, noting that I had not paid...

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    Greg Magone

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    Clay Fails

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    Sean Hughto

    Distressing

    Sorry, George. Think what you want. Warren too.

    My thinking is that there are such things as experts. Scientists, doctors, art historians,

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    Chris Fournier

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    Jim Stearns

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