Jim DaddyO

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About Jim DaddyO

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  • Birthday 02/26/1961

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  1. 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.
  2. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    That is not the joint I had in mind. This one is
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Jim DaddyO

    Slab Flattening Jig

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

    Another Roubo!!!

    Looking mighty fine!
  7. Jim DaddyO

    Another Roubo!!!

    I am enjoying the build so far. Much farther ahead than I am.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Jim DaddyO

    Apothecary chest

    Stunning work. Well above something I would attempt.
  12. Jim DaddyO

    Bosch Glide Mitersaw users ?

    I just put a freshly sharpened Dimar 88 tooth (maybe 90) blade on mine that I was given. The cut is butter smooth (a bit slower on the feed) and it seems to direct the dust better into the chute. A worth while upgrade IMO. This blade is a full kerf as opposed to the thin kerf that comes with the saw. The stock blade isn't "bad", it's just the Dimar is better.
  13. Jim DaddyO

    Bosch Glide Mitersaw users ?

    I love my 12" Glide Mitre. I made a couple of improvements to it. A zero clearance insert for the base, and a rubber boot from an old wheel barrow inner tube on the dust collection chute that is larger than the original (both featured on my You Tube channel). I have another blade that I am going to put on it, a Dimar 88(?) tooth blade that I have heard several reports of being better at the dust issue. I don't have dust collection in my shop, so I am relying on the bag only. The thing came in a box that was beat to death from UPS and was still dead on accurate and remains so a couple of years later. The only other downside to the dust issue (without a collector) is the weight. It is heavy. Mine lives in the shop so that is not an issue for me. I wouldn't want to lug it to, from, or around a job site much.
  14. Jim DaddyO

    Apothecary chest

    Lookin' good. I will be watching along with many others.
  15. Jim DaddyO

    fanuc parameter

    I am pretty sure Fanuc uses standard code. M07 - Coolant on (mist), M08 - coolant on (flood), M09 - Coolant off.