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Everything posted by RichardA

  1. Moving a chunk that heavy as a cutting board might be a bit of a struggle. Tell him you'll be happy to make it thinner, for a cutting board for Sharon.
  2. That'll get you safely on public transportation. Soon you'll need that to cross State lines.
  3. I just realized, those pics were taken before I cleaned it up. It looks way better now. And @chet, I'm thinking that those guys in prison have enough time on their hands to do things right. : }
  4. I may have a pic of it, I'll look. It was sold by the Ohio tool Co., but only the wooden parts were made in the prison, OTC sold it as a Second, "because" it was constructed by convicts. The ones they sold that were made outside of the prison were sold as new and top of the line at the time. I don't think the wooden body would cut through the bars or walls.
  5. I have a coffin plane made in 1848 in an Ohio prison, that is near mint. And I've never used a LN or any "modern" plane, but that coffin plane with patience, will take the finest shaving you can ask for. But it takes time to set it up. Once set right, you have a wonderful tool. And it's pretty also.
  6. I don't know if you saw the date of the last posting on this! It was 8 years ago, and most of those folks aren't here any more.
  7. Ya, just can't go wrong with the cure.
  8. It's easy to see why. Keep it coming.
  9. Google Drill press tables. You're gonna find a ton of them as well as instructions on how to make a bunch of them. I just made mine from 2, 1/2" sheets of ply. I don't require perfection for drilling holes. I put the drill tip where I want the hole to be, adjust the fence, clamp and drill. I prefer to work with the KISS agenda {Keep It Simple, Stupid }.
  10. Welcome to the forum. It's true, there is a ton of available info here from some very serious woodworkers. We always try to share and give as good advise as we have. There are two rules that most of us follow. One: If there are no pictures, it didn't happen. Two: Never be scared to ask questions. Enjoy your future in working with one of natures most beautiful products.
  11. RichardA


    Now whouda thunk that we have a peeping Ross?
  12. It looks nice, but has little of value to a normal log joint. And is very time consuming.
  13. RichardA


    Now, that was funny!
  14. Go back to your supplier, and get another 2" thick chunk, and you have legs, then you're gonna need apron material, that should be 4/4. Soften the ends, too square, looks out of place with that natural edge. Then, there's always an entry table. it was made with curly Cherry, as was the bench I showed in the first response.
  15. You might try something like this.
  16. It kinda looks like "cutting" your losses, might start a fire!
  17. He's an old fart, whadda you expect?
  18. Compare other 15" planers, then take some wood and find out if it's going to work for you.
  19. I took the shot for you, but it's a long flight, the bullet may be there by Thursday, or Friday.
  20. There will be no peeing at the tree outside.
  21. Uh, that's what hands are for.
  22. I'm just making a guess here, but since I have a few jigsaw blades that are longer than some others, it would be a hard answer to make exact.
  23. It appears to me that your choice of wood is the cause. Pine. It's terrible. Did you get that wood from a big box store? If you did , it's construction lumber, and not really dry enough or stable enough to be used as furniture. It's a nice design, and you did good considering you were working with pine. There's a couple of ways to fill the gaps. There's wood filler, and epoxy. Since it's likely that some of your poly got down in the gaps, I wouldn't bet money on wood filler lasting to long, due the poly keeping it from bonding to the wood. Epoxy will work. Tape off the underside, and us
  24. I'm not sure, but, I don't think he'd read this post yet. I hope he takes it the way it was meant.