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builtinbkyn

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04-25-2017 07:45 PM

.................... sand some more!

I used to tell the guys that worked for me this. I know some people like it. Some even consider it therapeutic and may even get into a some kind of a state of euphoric trance, like runners do. But the guys that worked for me, dread it, like I do. That’s abating a bit as I use hand tools more and feel closer to the wood LOL Now I have to start to love finishing :O

That is all :)

PS Have any favorite shop/woodworking sayings? Post them here. :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)


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#1 posted 04-25-2017 07:46 PM

“I might not be good but at least I’m slow”

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 04-25-2017 07:53 PM

“I never met a board I didn’t like”

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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Texcaster

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 08:07 PM

Sander’s helper is legal many places these days.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Rrrandy

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 08:09 PM

If you cut it too short…adjust the rest of the project.

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 08:18 PM



Sander s helper is legal many places these days.

- Texcaster


I had a couple of guys try to tell me that too lol No on my jobs and not around power tools :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 08:53 PM

I don’t make mistakes, I cut pieces for future undetermined projects

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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builtinbkyn

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 09:27 PM



I don t make mistakes, I cut pieces for future undetermined projects

- Monte Pittman


LOL I’ve had a bout of this recently. They’re still sitting on a shelf awaiting inspiration. ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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000

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#8 posted 04-25-2017 11:51 PM

I’ve never minded sanding.
It’s hard to get started but once I start I get into it.

I like the challenge of sanding hardwood flush with veneer
or sanding cross grain joints and getting all the scratches out,
or detail sanding a routed edge to get all the machine marks out.
I know that the hard work sanding is what is going to make the project look beautiful,
so I embrace the challenge.

The one thing I have learned about sanding is, what to look for as you sand
so that you don’t spend extra time over sanding. It takes a good eye, or in my case 4 eyes…

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Texcaster

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#9 posted 04-25-2017 11:57 PM

double post

Beginners always think they can help you out by sanding. They don’t realize it’s easy to spoil the job in the sanding.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Texcaster

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#10 posted 04-25-2017 11:58 PM

I ve never minded sanding.
It s hard to get started but once I start I get into it.

I like the challenge of sanding hardwood flush with veneer
or sanding cross grain joints and getting all the scratches out,
or detail sanding a routed edge to get all the machine marks out.
I know that the hard work sanding is what is going to make the project look beautiful,
so I embrace the challenge.

The one thing I have learned about sanding is, what to look for as you sand
so that you don t spend extra time over sanding. It takes a good eye, or in my case 4 eyes…

- jbay

Beginners always think they can help you out by sanding. They don t realize it s easy to spoil the job in the sanding.

- Texcaster

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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JCamp

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#11 posted 04-26-2017 12:24 AM

I use to work with an old fellow that was “fire proof” (so close to retirement they wouldn’t fire him) An we’d b out doing a job a few hours from our shop and his two favorite phrases were “we ain’t building a dang watch” and “it looks good from my house”.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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