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  1. https://www.earthandflax.com/ottosson-linseed-oil-paint
  2. I have a flat grind Forrest blade. It's not actually flat. Not flat enough for joinery, and super disappointing. My experience with ridge blades has been mixed. 40 tooth leaves swirls. Rip blade is nothing special. 80 tooth is nothing special and not worth the effort to put it on the saw. I like the custom ground dado I have, but the thickness is inconsistent. To get a 1/2" groove, I have to use a 3/32" chipper and a 0.01 shim rather than a 1/8" chipper. My go to for a while has been a Forrest 48 tooth which does most things better than any specialty blades I've tried. Also, I'd earlier mentioned my love for the Freud ftg rip blade. It cuts cleaner joinery than the ridge 40 tooth ftg that's specifically made for joinery. Go figure. And obviously better than the Forrest almost ftg blade. While I'm on the subject, worst blade I've ever used is a CMT orange that was highly touted by an unscrupulous YouTuber who definitely isn't getting a kickback on them.
  3. Kintsugi: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
  4. I think you're joking, but I've come very close to doing that on several occasions. That said, I went for a long spell using a Freud 24 tooth rip blade with flat teeth for everything. Worked fine, and I don't recall there actually being any more tearout than with my fancy 80 tooth ridge carbide. Modern blades are so much better than the ones that existed when all the blade rules were devised.
  5. I would not put any modern finish over those floors. In your effort to preserve them, all you would be doing is putting off ruining them a few years. Also, I'll disagree with Steve's technique. For rustic looking white washing, do it how it would have been done when a rustic white wash would have been applied. https://milkpaint.com/
  6. It looks like rift sawn white oak from here.
  7. Not what I thought I was about to see ... For the observant, that's Brent's favorite drummer, Chuck Biscuits. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Biscuits
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    Podcast Thread

    The Lazarus Heist “Almost a perfect crime.” The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xtvg9/episodes/downloads And an interesting discussion with the creators: https://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcast-lazarus-heist-jean-lee-and-geoff-white
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