Jim DaddyO

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About Jim DaddyO

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  • Birthday 02/26/1961

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  1. Jim DaddyO

    Why doesnt Lowes carry the Bosch GCM12SD?

    The 12" glide is a beauty. I love mine. As mentioned, it is heavy and probably more suited to a shop tool, as mine is. There is a gravity rise stand that can be had for it. I built my own zero clearance insert for it and kept the original bottom plates for when I have to tilt it. I also made a new dust boot for it out of an old wheel barrow inner tube that helps a bit. The last thing I did was put a higher quality blade on it (Dimar). I would think it is right up there in cut quality with anything out there. The boot mod and the zero clearance insert are both videos on my YT channel.
  2. Jim DaddyO

    Apothecary chest

    Very handsome piece.
  3. Jim DaddyO

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    I am a fan of LV also, to the point that I can't go in the store unattended. The wife has to hold my hand.......and the credit card.
  4. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    Great job. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
  5. Not as bad as the old copper arsenic, but not good for you either. I filter the dust I breath through a cigarette :).
  6. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    I am not using a laminated top. Solid slabs. But lets get back to the OP's build. Sorry for causing the detour.
  7. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    That is not the joint I had in mind. This one is
  8. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    My thoughts on that is that I have never done it before and the challenge of cutting it is both intimidating and holds a lot of interest.
  9. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    Looking great. Nice progress. I still don't have the material sourced for the base of mine. I am still mulling over whether a shorter stub tennon or the full double tennon/dovetail tennon will be used. What were your thoughts on going with the shorter tennon into the top? I just can't seem to make up my mind.
  10. Jim DaddyO

    Slab Flattening Jig

    I did my 7' 3" slabs with a router. I used 2 x 8's for the side slides.
  11. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    Looking mighty fine!
  12. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    I am enjoying the build so far. Much farther ahead than I am.
  13. Jim DaddyO

    Plunge Router Recommendations

    I have a Bosch 1617. I am not a "router guy" but this one seems to work pretty good. Powerful and smooth with soft start. I wish it had a light in it. I hear good things about the MR23 Bosch as well which has a bit more power and the light. The Bosch Colt has been upgraded recently and is now 1.25 hp. The older model has 1 hp.
  14. Jim DaddyO

    Machinist's Tool Chest

    Cherry would look pretty nice as you stated it was an option. Combined with maple....well, that is just classic, you can't go wrong there. Finish thoughts. A poly would be tough and durable, although any film finish will be prone to flaking after time. 2 or 3 light coats would be best IMO if going that way. There is also the option of a coat of BLO, let dry well, then the poly, or maybe just wax as a final coat. The wax wont be as durable, but it can be cleaned and reapplied very easily over time. This is an option for the joinery. It's how I did my tool chest. I put the back panel in flipped the other way so there is a bit more "warning" that you are getting close to pulling the drawer right out, and I put a false front on it too.
  15. Jim DaddyO

    Machinist's Tool Chest

    Using Gerstner as inspiration you are starting on the right foot. IPE is tough wood, interesting choice, walnut would be another choice, the dark wood will hide the inevitable hand prints better. Of course, maple is light coloured but can be dyed/stained too. I've never worked IPE but I have heard it can be challenging. Whatever hardware you choose, make sure it is up to the task, particularly the side carrying handles as there will be some weight involved. I'm not sure about flocking, a full felt pad may give a gentler place for precision tools to lay on. Then again, you said you wanted foam inserts, so that point may be moot. I'll be following along when you journal the build. I've thought about it myself so it will be interesting.