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You may have a future career in glory hole manufacturing. 

Like most careers, you gotta deal with a lot of dickheads, but the demand is good.

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So Tice removed a deck at his job site, which is Armistead Maupin's former home. In his genius he recognized it to be Brazilian Ipe that was only screwed down from one side. The new owner eventually a

Just put up some shelves and cabinets in the shop space preparing for making things again!

The Cherry is lighter than the speakers, but will darken quickly next to the window. I have a vented front plate coming for the top space. The cooling fan sits in that space, and is really quiet.

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On 5/24/2021 at 11:51 AM, swt61 said:

You may have a future career in glory hole manufacturing. 

Like most careers, you gotta deal with a lot of dickheads, but the demand is good.

As long as I don’t have to test them I’m out. 

Made this little plaque, first time doing a small intricate V carve. I was a little worried it was going to be a tear-out disaster but it actually turned out well. 

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Marc sent me a really nice piece of figured walnut to turn into record player parts. Part is going to be 1.35” thick but board was 2.5”. Seemed to be a waste to machine/plane it down to the correct thickness.  Nice finally having the right tools for the job. 
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1 minute ago, Voltron said:

Very nice. How thin are the veneers?

Still need to run them rough the sander. Goal was to have them be 1/32 when finished. I’m sure I could go thinner but wanted to err on being thicker until I’m really good at resawing them. 

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47 minutes ago, luvdunhill said:

How much do you loose due to the blade to dust?

none at a veneer factory as it is done with slicing blades

 

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Found a decent sawmill/woodworking shop not too far from the house.  Prices seem decent, selection is good and they stock Mirka products which I have been thinking about trying.

https://bullvalleyhardwood.com

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Question for Naaman, how has the Surfprep been?  Thinking about the 3x4 model instead of the Mirka 3x4 which seems to have some reliability issues. 

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5 minutes ago, VPI said:

Question for Naaman, how has the Surfprep been?  Thinking about the 3x4 model instead of the Mirka 3x4 which seems to have some reliability issues. 

So far no issues or complaints. I don’t really have anything to compare it to besides a Makita finish sander which it is way better than. I would like to try some other brands papers, the Surfprep ones seem to wear down super quick. 

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I like the weird net sand paper from Mirka, but everything I keep seeing says they are not reliable. 

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Mirka is far from the only maker of mesh sandpaper. I've been using it for over a decade. All the open areas between the weave is what allows it to stay more free of buildup than standard paper. Couple that with an attached vacuum, like that of the Festool, and that's even more efficient. Lifespan of the mesh is far greater than paper. Plus, I like that I don't have to bother with lining up the holes, like in the paper discs.

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I’ll have to try some out. I assume any loop backed 3x5 will work. IE the Mirka paper should work fine on the Surfprep. 

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Yup. I've used Al's Festool mesh sanding discs and liked them. Even Freud has gotten into the game, and is making Diablo net discs in fine and coarse grits.

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15 minutes ago, luvdunhill said:

Wow that’s great! We need a video of the paper making! Do you need both sides of the board to be parallel before you put it through the bandsaw?

Just one side. Running the blade right up to the stock fence. I really need to make a resaw fence. 

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Going to give the nod to the Mirka paper, it’s a little thicker, the Festool version just doesn’t hold up as well to edges and rips easier. Thought If having to sand on edges or corners, neither is the way to go. 
 

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