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    Sounds like either a blocked venturi from varnish...

    Sounds like either a blocked venturi from varnish or trash that got past the filter or just bad gas.

    In my experience a varnished carb isn't easily cleaned without using something designed for the...
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    I think I found what I'm looking for. Thanks for...

    I think I found what I'm looking for. Thanks for all the responses!
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    Huh...I always assumed that flat meant flat. I...

    Huh...I always assumed that flat meant flat. I hadn't considered that there were degrees of hand plane flat and machined flat. I still want to remove a little thickness to get rid of some...
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    Thanks Malcolm. Don't think I want a corrugated...

    Thanks Malcolm. Don't think I want a corrugated plane.

    I started a thread in the neander room asking for some guidance and it sounds like a #6 foreplane would also get me where I need to go, so...
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    I guess I was just assuming that a longer plane...

    I guess I was just assuming that a longer plane would equate to a flatter surface. The current thickness is 7/8" and I'm aiming for ~3/4".

    The table is a simple 4'x5' draw leaf table with 15"...
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    Thanks guys. I'm usually one to buy fixer-uppers,...

    Thanks guys. I'm usually one to buy fixer-uppers, but right now I just need a working tool for a specific job. Ideally one that I'll get a lot of use out of down the road and that will help me...
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    Thanks Pete. For this particular project I'm...

    Thanks Pete. For this particular project I'm looking for the best way to take the top down to final thickness. I've always gotten by with my #4 for the occasional hand-tooled joint, but I don't think...
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    need a jointer

    I'm getting ready to glue up the top on a new dining table. I had thought about taking it to a cabinet shop with a wide belt sander, but I'd rather do the work myself if I can find a decent jointer...
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    WTB - #7 jointer plane

    I need to take a table top down to final thickness and am dreading the thought of doing it with my #4 jack. I've put off buying a jointer plane due to the expense, but I'm kinda excited at the...
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    Possibly mulberry or Osage orange?

    Possibly mulberry or Osage orange?
  11. My only experience with aniline dyes is on...

    My only experience with aniline dyes is on turnings, so I don't know how well my methods will work on larger panels. I've read that spraying is the ONLY way to get consistent color across all the...
  12. Thread: Walnut Oil

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    Meaning it turned rancid, like cooking oils...

    Meaning it turned rancid, like cooking oils (olive, corn, veggie, etc) do over time. I don't know that it will make you sick, but it doesn't smell 'fresh'.
  13. Thread: Walnut Oil

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    I use Mahoney's WO and have been very happy with...

    I use Mahoney's WO and have been very happy with it. I bought some food-grade walnut oil several years ago to make cutting board butter (25% beeswax, 75% WO). It soured after a year or so. The stuff...
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    I don't know how much grain direction matters. My...

    I don't know how much grain direction matters. My perspective is that it helps the form dry slower at the rim which will help avoid rim splits regardless of grain direction. I don't think I've...
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    On such a big piece you may need to go thinner...

    On such a big piece you may need to go thinner than 3/8" so it can move rather than crack or check. Thanks to Reed Gray I've had good luck avoiding rim splits since I saw him suggest wrapping the rim...
  16. I don't have anything to add, but I'm interested...

    I don't have anything to add, but I'm interested in seeing y'all's setups. Mine is very rudimentary setup - just a few granite slabs I put sandpaper on to use with my Veritas sharpening jig and my...
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    This is just my theory... With the direction...

    This is just my theory...

    With the direction of the grain in a sort of V, and the sapwood being to the sides of the V, I would predict it will shrink across the width so you would likely only lose...
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    I know if you leave a battery sitting on bare...

    I know if you leave a battery sitting on bare concrete it will discharge it. Any chance the same would happen over time with magnetized tools?
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    Looks like it will turn out nice! Did it have...

    Looks like it will turn out nice! Did it have much grit in the wood? The last root wad I turned was full of grit and I spent almost as much time sharpening as I did cutting. I have a walnut root wad...
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    I've been thinking about doing just that and...

    I've been thinking about doing just that and replacing the cutout with foam cut for a specific tool. Might be a handy way to carry hand planes or chisels. Or a 9mm.
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    I looked into rebuilding batteries a while back...

    I looked into rebuilding batteries a while back as a side business, but there's just not much profit to be had unless you can buy materials in bulk and have a capacitant discharge welder handy. I've...
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    I've always heard that, but again, I have almost...

    I've always heard that, but again, I have almost zero experience working with kiln-dried wood.
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    bandsaw blade sharpening questions

    I've sharpened a few blades with my dremel and it does a fine job of eeking a little more life out of them. I was wondering though - what's the preferred method? I've seen some that sharpen the...
  24. Thread: tooling up

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    Thanks guys! I think my first will be a PRS-like...

    Thanks guys! I think my first will be a PRS-like electric in walnut with the fretboard of post oak. Not sure about the neck yet. May have to actually buy a piece of maple, but I've considered bodark...
  25. Same here. After all, it is a table before it is...

    Same here. After all, it is a table before it is a saw!
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