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  1. 3 points
    Well, I spoke too soon about the chair. I glued and clamped the legs to the seat today with epoxy and just took them out of the clamps. Apparently the clamps weren’t aligned correctly and the legs are skewed inward at the top and the backrest no longer fits between the two legs. It could have been worse and skewed the other way with the backrest being too short. Looking back, I should have temporarily attached the backrest during glueup. I’ll hunt eggs tomorrow and worry about it on Monday.
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    Here’s how you would QS this white oak log for QS lumber. The white lines would be how you spilt the log in four quarters. With one quarter on the mill the red lines would be how you cut the QS lumber. You cut one side of the quarter and flip to the other side and cut one board and flip back and cut one board. You can see why you need a big log to QS.
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    I do not recommend planes for tenon cheeks. This includes skew block planes, rabbet block planes, shoulder planes and rebate planes. The only "plane" I do recommend is a large router plane. When paring a cheek, it is important that the shoulder is square the cheek (initially at least), and the cheek is parallel with the face of the stretcher. A router plane is great for keeping surfaces parallel. All other planes have difficulty maintain this (are at risk for over-cutting). What one really needs to do is pencil in the high spots, and then remove those. A chisel is easier to use to do this. A chisel is also easier to straighten up a shoulder. Shoulder planes are better tools for rebates, where that work with square. Regards from Perth Derek
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    Coop here are my back braces and rockers. They hang out on the ceiling just because.
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    We may need to get Bmac to teach a class on making the chairs and rockers. I would like to sit in the back of the class room.
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    Damn Blue, that’s beautiful! I don’t know how I missed this whole build. Admittedly, yes I do. When I see the word Roubo, I get jealous and sulk! A life time of enjoyment there Bud! Great job!
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    I'm a big fan of strategically applying at least the first layer of finish on certain parts prior to glue up, if it makes the job easier. Like you say, just tape off any areas that glue is supposed to stick to. Squeeze out is super easy to clean up.
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    I worked on getting everything ready for the glue up tonight. I started by mocking up the cubby hole divider using cardboard. This is what I came up with. Still has relatively straight lines, but lets me get my hand in. Next, I made them from wood. I taped together the stack of dividers and drilled out the curve at the drill press, then made the straight cuts using the table saw then a hand saw to finish them. I ended up spending a while with a rasp and sandpaper to get them smooth. A card scraper worked pretty well for getting a good surface, provided I went with the grain. Here's the result: I also got the plywood cut for the back, and finished the rabbet for the back. At this point I've finish sanded about half the inside faces. Once I complete that, I can glue it up.
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    I think you made an awesome bench like incredibly awesome. I'm tempted to call up Cremona and ask to buy some of the Oak he milled last year to make my own roubo. It's either that or cherry.
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    I keep looking at this hard maple log at the log yard. What kind of lumber will it cut? I think it will be like quilted curly lumber but not sure.
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    Alright, got a bit impatient. Photo dump time. I couldn't capture the ray fleck on the tops in the pictures, so that sucks. It's not perfect and never was going to be...but I'm happy, happier than I expected to be. I think I made it the best I could have given my skill, time to dedicate, and material.