RichardA

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  1. RichardA

    Roubo Questions

    For those who might be interested. Here's the mini bench I built for doing detail work.
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    Roubo Questions

    Found'em, gonna send in a PM... I added a piece to the foot, so I could hook in in my shoulder vise.
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    Roubo Questions

    I'll look. If not you'll have them tomorrow.
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    Roubo Questions

    I use a knock off of the moxon vise for a lot of stuff. But to raise things to a height for detail work, I built a smaller bench that locks in my shoulder vise and mounts on the big bench, and I can clamp anything I need to that.
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    It's not really the main purpose. though that is a side effect. and in most cases a welcome one. The main purpose of the shoulder is esthetic. It gives the eye a different line to see. The tenon if cut properly doesn't require a shoulder. But the shoulder does in fact cover any error in the chopping of the mortise.
  6. RichardA

    Roubo Questions

    Way to go. That foot is making you just a tad irritated.
  7. RichardA

    SawStop inadvertent brake activation causes

    Matt. When the brake kicks on, it not only ruins the brake, but it destroys the saw blade. Be careful what you wish for.
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    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Don't ask me how I know that works. Rough up the box a bit , and all of a sudden you just happened to remember that you had this equipment from some time back........ Be wary of a lie detector test.
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    Help with kitchen peninsula table top

    Hardwood moves with the humidity changes . And they change all year long. Some movement is quite a bit, while most is minor. Plywood on the other hand doesn't move, or not enough to measure. If you glue one that moves to one that doesn't move. Your' likely to get seperations at the hardwood joints. There are Epoxy's that remain flexible that can be used to keep your two together, I'd look into those. I'd put the ply down first, be sure it's secured. Do a dry fit to be sure the hardwood top is going to do what you want, then lift it up, add your epoxy in several places, clamp the two tops together and add weight, and just let it dry and settle in. Then do your trim work.
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    11'x4' Oak Slab Problems

    It may cup back, wood pretty much has a mind of it's own. Moisture content is what's causing your problem. You need to allow the moisture escape in all directions, not just one.
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    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Hasn't that Benchcrafted order been sitting in a corner of the shop waiting on just the right project for a couple of years now?
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    11'x4' Oak Slab Problems

    By exposing newly bare wood on one side only, cupping was almost guaranteed. Had you flipped it and exposed wood on the other side, I think your cupping problem would have been considerably lessoned.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Sometimes. I've got a piece in the shop, I'll try and get a pic of what I'm talking about.
  14. RichardA

    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    Cutting a mortise to depth is easy enough if you have a chisel and a depth gauge. Concealed or not.... With shoulders you have a clear visual clue that you've reached the shoulders, unless of course, you've used a chisel and a depth gauge to be accurate with your tenon. As far as pushing extra, extra hard, you're still only going to reach the bottom of the mortise. I seem to be having a problem with your arguement. I could very well be wrong. But I don't think so, especially after making as many mortise and tenon joints as I have hair in my beard.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Frays all along the face of the board. There are a few, and damn few that don't fray. But most do. It's just an extra PITA you have to deal with when you use butternut.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    It frays a lot. Keep a rattle can of shellec on hand to stiffen those frays then knock it all down one way or another. Ask Dave.
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    I'm not sure that's correct. The depth is controled by the depth of the mortise, regardless of shoulders.
  18. RichardA

    So this happened today... New SawStop.

    Patience grasshopper.
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    Help! Watco Danish Oil and Poly

    Kim to start with you really didn't do a lot that was wrong except the first thing. I use Danish oil all the time. and I use an oil based poly. That said, they don't meet each other for at least 5 days in a constant temprature controled area. Danish is sneaky, it can remain damp in small places on the wood. So it needs a long time to dry completely. After that apply your oil based poly. It's best to use just one brand, the chemical composition of polyurethane is different by every company. Mixing most likely won't match. And that will give you problems. Aw Fire may not be the answer. It's in a closet, right? No air movement. Add a slowly circulating fan aimed in the direction of the closet for a few days. On it's lowest setting. If it still feels bad Friday, you might have to start over. Get in touch Friday and if you need to start over, there are a ton of us here that will be willing to help. By the way I use to live for 20 years in Washington Parish.
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    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Uh why? Is there something wrong with your Northpaw?
  21. That goat is keeping one eye on each of them. Good goat.
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    Latest round of lathe work

    Ole Spanky has a hell of an operation, and a beautiful place. The view from his front porch is drop dead beautiful. I'm about 20 minutes north of him, you're welcome to drop in at any time.
  23. CS, I'm 76 and doing the same thing through my Will. My executor's, are to sell all my tools and give the remains to a woodworking teaching school, what they don't keep for themselves in return for a fair market value. Both executor's are woodworkers. I don't have anyone left to pass all this on to either.
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    Latest round of lathe work

    The Muscadines made me say it.