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You are bound to be disappointed by the limitations of a 23g pinner. (Headless or not.) Pins just don't have the holding power. Plus, you're paying a premium to get one that'll handle long (>1-3/8) pins. And they break faster than an 18g gun. 18g, on the other hand, is a workhorse. Baseboard? Yup. Casing? Yup. Holding things in place while the glue sets? ...


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I have about a month to devote to this project, with an hour or two every few days available. So this is a good-news-up-front deal: that's ample time to do a number of different finishing regimes, and with the fastest of them (see bottom) most of the month can be devoted to just waiting out the cure period after the final coat has gone on. While I'm fine ...


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I don’t understand the purpose of applying oil to the pad when French polishing. It's a lubricant. That's it basically. Although there have been deliberate attempts to protect the process and keep it under wraps in the past1 there's no jealously guarded proprietary knowledge protected by a Mason-like secret handshake here ^_^ the oil is just to lubricate ...


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I have used BLO under water-based poly in the past, to get the coloring effect of the oil without using an oil-based poly (mainly due to that being on hand for the project). The best recommendation I could find is wait until the BLO smell is gone completely before applying the poly. For me it took about 2 or 3 weeks. But if you are already planning to use an ...


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