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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Does a shelf have….
    As ever here in the UK, the convention for listing dimensions of solid wood, or veneered boards, the first dimension indicates the...
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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Tambour cabinet.
    That's an attractive cabinet. I can see how that tambour could possibly take off and crash to its fully open position, and then be heavy...
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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Tambour cabinet.
    That configuration is similar to the drinks cabinet below. I anticipated the gravity problem you described and built in a hidden pair of...
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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Tambour cabinet.
    Hmm? It looks like you're moving to a methodology very similar to that which I suggested in my first post, i.e., set out staves held...
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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Tambour cabinet.
    I think I'd use solid walnut for the staves, or some other darkish wood cheaper than walnut, somewhere between 16 to 20 mm wide by ~12...
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    Are the two sides the same length? Ditto that question for the top and bottom pieces? Slainte.
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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Anomaly in growth rings....
    Artex. I see what you're saying, but I see contour lines of a steep gradient sandwiched between lesser inclines. Slainte.
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    Swietenia macrophylla is a possibility, aka (South American) big leaf mahogany, if the snooker table was more than about 50 - 60 years...
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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Anomaly in growth rings....
    Just for fun, here's another example of unusual growth ring pattern in a piece of American ash. I found it when I cut a a long board...
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    Sgian Dubh replied to the thread Colouring water based filler.
    If, as you say, the filler is water based, then you should be able to adjust the colour through adding water based wood dye. A quick...
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    No biggie on missing my comment. I like to think I don't do much 'woo' when it comes to timber tech, and no doubt there is plenty of...
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    Yes, to show I intended to use the word or phrasing, but not there to indicate a previous misuse quoted verbatim. It was used in this...
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    Neither moniker would in any way give me the hump (sic). Anyway, the evidence of my lackadaisical or intermittent approach to posting is...
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    Red bells? Interesting, because I've never seen such a thing when visiting this forum. I suspect that's because of my user settings in...
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    Both of you say interesting things. But I do wish you'd both stop butting heads. Each of you come from very different experience and...
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