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Old 05-19-2016, 12:36 PM   #21
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Sorry to derail thread. I'd post this pic in a PM if I could.
This is situation. I'd pull the entire piece of 1 x 3 but it would mean removing more stuff.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:38 PM   #22
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I "think" it's a chunk of red oak. The edging is another oak that I had left over and cut in thin strips. I's lighter in colour so it "might" have been a piece of white oak. I didn't buy the oak, it was given to me and I didn't ask what kind of oak it was.
Hard to tell for sure from the photo but I'd say the trim isn't white oak which has a habit of appearing really white with a clear finish. Red oak can take on many different tones when finished with a clear finish. It's not 100% consistent, nothing mother nature makes is.

I made a typo in a previous answer. Instead of typing "satin" polyurethane I typed "stain". Ironically that's one of the ways inconsistent wood tones are made more uniform.

I've posted this photo of the thermostat base before and I think it shows that a clear satin polyurethane finish on red oak gives a pretty close match for the ETI vinyl embossed panel and trim.

I like the traditional set of instruments. Much more homey than digital sets. Reminds me of getting up each day, giving the barometer a tap to see how my day was going to go.

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Old 05-19-2016, 12:47 PM   #23
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Sorry to derail thread. I'd post this pic in a PM if I could.
This is situation. I'd pull the entire piece of 1 x 3 but it would mean removing more stuff.
Another way to deal with that would be to use a router with a straight bit. You just tack on a guide board for the router to rest on and it gives a nice straight cut. Quick and simple.

For the previous two non power tool methods I suggested tacking on a piece of wood to use as a guide would also help get a nice 90* cut.

Want to borrow a router? Of course if you were coming over to pick one up I'd have to get you to sign a non-disclosure statement. I couldn't let you see the pathetic state of my rhubarb patch compared to yours. Still, we've had a great rhubarb-blackberry pie and a delicious rhubarb-raspberry crumble but the patch is fading fast.

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Old 05-19-2016, 12:53 PM   #24
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I think I'll try a chisel first. If it doesn't work well, I can make another cut higher up.
My rhubarb is not looking all that robust. Did one picking for a buddy and it doesn't look that happy. Perhaps water would help.
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I think I'll try a chisel first. If it doesn't work well, I can make another cut higher up.
Nothing wrong with using a sharp chisel. Wider is better. I'd still tack on a guide block to get a straight square cut.

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Will do. Thanks.
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Back to the topic, my recollection is that the oak I bought is 'yellow oak' to match the Escape interior. I guess I'm color blind, because I don't see it as red.
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I am not familiar with yellow oak, but have extensively used red oak, and some white oak too. I used red oak to do finish trims after doing my cork floor, and it matched the woodwork, fake and real, that Escape installed.

White oak tends to have a blonder/light browner colouring to it, and red oak a bit more of a warm tone.

I have a whole boatload of yellow birch in my garage, enough to build a couple heavy duty workbenches with 4" thick tops.
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Back to the topic, my recollection is that the oak I bought is 'yellow oak' to match the Escape interior. I guess I'm color blind, because I don't see it as red.
I think it's standing out mainly, not because of the color but, because the grain is going the opposite way.
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Now, I need somebody with an oscillating multi-tool to come over and make one cut in a piece of 1 x 3.
I have one, because Princess Auto had them on sale (not the one they currently sell) at an attractively low price (back when there were few inexpensive choices in this type of tool), and I had a specific reason to use it. It can be handy. I find the hardest thing to do with it is cut a straight line.

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