What is it about the 4 1/2 smoother?
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  Re: What is it about the 4 1/2 smoother? by smoothjazz27 (I often go into eBay...)
What is it about the 4-1/2?

Who would take hours soaking parts in Evaporust, ransacking their shop for striking woods to repair totes, on a 4-1/2 that nobody else snatched up?   Not me!  Or.... maybe....

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  Re: What is it about the 4 1/2 smoother? by smoothjazz27 (I often go into eBay...)
No addiction here.... just avoiding being a couch-potato this Sunday afternoon Smile

For the rear tote it was easier to splice the break than to build a whole new one.  So the wood hues aren't all matched.

I e-mailed this to my buddy down-state, and he wants to buy the 4-1/2 !!

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  Re: What is it about the 4 1/2 smoother? by smoothjazz27 (I often go into eBay...)
I bought a 4 1/2 from Tablesaw Tom in August of 2014 and I love it.
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  Re: What is it about the 4 1/2 smoother? by smoothjazz27 (I often go into eBay...)
C. in Indy, I'm glad I'm not the only one who's done a tote repair like that! My philosophy is that, if you can't match the grain, then go for contrast. On a similar repair I made, the hard maple between two pieces of the original rosewood looks distinctive at least.

Good save on the tote, though. That kind of repair is indeed easier than making a whole new one.
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