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  1. Thanks all. Bench was a hit. The birthday boy has been ‘flushing the LEGO men down the toilet’ (i.e, putting them in the dog holes’.) ...still better than video games. Closeup of the bench crafted hi-vise turned mini-leg vise. Can’t say a bad thing about the product. Wow it’s well made. About the finish. While the chop is wipe on poly, I wrapped up the actual bench the day before, so I just wiped on walnut oil from the grocery store. The pine soaked it up and it dried overnight. No fumes. No smell. A great finish in a pinch to take the ‘raw’ look out of the lumber. Included a quick vid of me using the #8 to flatten the top. That, and traversing with my jack plane It made quick work of it.
  2. Complete and ready to go (this is much nicer than my bench)
  3. Thanks The hole is common in shaker furniture (from what I understand) for hanging on the wall. Really though, the hole is more ideal for picking up, moving, and supporting yourself as you step up/step down. It's actually quite awkward to really grab it any other way. I'm 5-8 and the hole is right where my hands fall by my side. You don't realize how convenient it is to not bend over to pick up a stool until you don't have to.
  4. Love it Coop. Plenty of room under those hooks for long coats. Great design.
  5. Thanks Hidden screws. The screws were key to pulling the top and sides together. Turned the plugs.
  6. Awesome. Is that the one CS had on Woodwrights Shop where he shows how all legs would self level on non-flat terrain?
  7. Built this to spec from Christian Becksvoort's article in Fine Woodworking. Used some figured flame birch I got from Bell Forest a few years back. Funny, I've come a long way with hand tools since then and have learned appreciate the workability and subtleness of lumber vs. figure. The heavy figure and hardness of the birch was a nightmare. Planes were useless. All in all, came out nice. Cut the dovetails on the tablesaw with a square edged blade and cleaned up with a chisel. I don't have a special dovetail blade. Removing the waste on the pin board was more time consuming then I'd prefer. Also, you really need to pay attention. Every cut seems to be the opposite angle of what you expect and you can mess up quickly. I spent more time second and third checking than actually running the saw. Finish is Shellac, specifically 50/50 seal coat and DNA. Last coat went one with 25% mineral oil. Wiped off the residual oil after 24 hours and wet sanded with a Mr Clean magic eraser, mineral spirits and a few drop of dawn. I love matte shellac finishes. All in all very happy. Becksvoort said in the article it should last many generations...he clearly hasn't met my three boys. I give them 4 months.
  8. Thanks again Immortan. Found some cool stuff on the company. Looks like it's the #700 Full Head Railroad Adze
  9. You are the man and thanks. Out of curiosity, what was your process to find it?
  10. if you fill in what may be a few worn lines, it could be a diamond?
  11. Agree wholeheartedly. Speaking of which, what member currently has that LN #2 that's been trading hands for the past 8 years?
  12. I picked up two Adze(s) from the upstairs tool shop at Roy Underhill's school. After 15 hours in a 5 amp electrolysis "dip", it cleaned up a bit, but still a ways to go. Anyone recognize this makers mark? Thanks Before and after pics below
  13. Happy with how this turned out and glad I strayed from the face-grain plugs. Sad this will turn banana yellow once the varnish hits it...never liked the waterborne stuff. The dents, dings, and scratches always seem to stick out as super-white