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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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/
  4. It looks like rift sawn white oak from here.
  5. 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
  6. dsavitsk

    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
  7. I'd never heard of her. It's not a genre I'm terribly familiar with. But roon suggested it and I've really been enjoying it so far.
  8. They definitely, unequivocally, provide mechanical strength. Dominoes more than biscuits. That said, in a table top, they are surely unnecessary. But they do help with alignment. One issue, especially when using them on MDF or ply, is that the swelling can work against you. They swell when wet, bond to the cavity, then dry and shrink causing small divots.
  9. I own one that is sitting idle that I'll make you a great deal on. Of course, you have to pick it up in CT. It's fine. Works well. 6" Can be frustrating. I think you can get an 8" from other manufacturers for the same cost.
  10. Because I feel it's my job to be a Christmas downer, over time, wenge will lighten to a medium brown, purple heart will lose its purple and turn medium brown, and padauk will turn a kind of medium brown. So in a year, it will look more or less like a walnut cutting board.
  11. Indeed, though several paragraphs above where he recommends using it, Bob suggests avoiding wood with toxic stuff in it which teak decidedly has. It is probably fine, and I doubt that wood cutting board poisoning is really a thing. But if I had a pile of walnut laying about, I'd use that instead (which goes for pretty well every project short of building a canoe). Wenge I just hate working with.
  12. Neither would be my choice to touch food. YMMV. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4305116/
  13. RIP Steve. Does anyone have links to any music compositions Steve may have posted online?
  14. More feet. The pic probably looks just like the last one, but the joint is a bit more refined and rigid than previous versions as it transfers the weight across a broader area. Making a little cabinet for some audio gear.
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