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Tips for Picking Saw Blades

12-15-2009 10:42 PM by knotscott | 35 comments »

-updated 1/27/2015 There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the clunkers even if they’re a “good deal”. The saw’s end performance is largely determined by proper setup and blade selection. Saw blades are analogous to tires on a performance car. You don’t have to spend big bucks to get a good blade, but more expensive blades typically increase your chanc...

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Kitchen Island Project #9: The Kitchen Island is DONE!!

07-17-2009 08:45 PM by Jim | 4 comments »

We put in a full day yesterday constructing the top and routing the edging. Then we did the finish sanding and applied several coats of Danish Oil Natural finish. The top is removable which was needed to get this beastie into the kitchen. It’s about 300 lbs of oak so took 4 of us to move it. When I applied the Danish Oil, we had a few while blotches about the size of a quarter appear. It was entirely on the oak ply panels. A light sanding and reapplication of Danish Oil on those spots r...

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