Chet

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About Chet

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  1. Chet

    A Roubo from beams?

    That really came out great Frank. I think the wood you used ended up giving it an old school look. I would be real happy to look at that everyday if it were in my shop. Very sharp.
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    A Roubo from beams?

    What are you using for finish? I am sure you know, but you don't want it too smooth on top or work pieces will slide around to much.
  3. Chet

    Newbie from Washington State

    Welcome to the forums Jeremy. We have a good bunch here. Looking forward seeing some more of your work.
  4. Chet

    Midcentury Modern TV Stand

    Hey, I resemble that remark. I have referred t omine as a media cabinet. To me a Credenza is the "rosewood type" cabinet furniture piece that is behind an executive as he sits at his large rosewood desk.
  5. Chet

    Midcentury Modern TV Stand

    Nicely done. Came looking good. Very true. Sometimes I think things can be regional... When I lived in Utah everyone had a rumpus room, in California everyone has a family room but they both served the same purpose.
  6. Chet

    New project, new tool?

    Marc has a video on this on his free site.
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    concerning chisel and dado/groove sizes

    Hi Robby. Are there cookies and coffee after this meeting.
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    Wood movement question of a seat

    This is always a good reason for doing something.
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    concerning chisel and dado/groove sizes

    I will just add this little rid bit. All my chisels are metric. the reason I went with metric chisels is that the closest imperial size is just a bit bigger. Just a small sample 6 mm is just a hair smaller then 1/4 inch, 12 mm is hair smaller then 1/2 inch, 18 mm is a hair smaller then 3/4 inch. So If I use my 6mm chisel in a 1/4 slot or mortise or dado to do some cleanup or sizing I am not marring or inadvertently making the area I am working on bigger just by working my chisel in to that area that need clean up. Just a little something to think about next time you add to you chisel collection.
  10. And cut your biscuits before your chamfers. If you joint your edges real well you shouldn't need to put so much clamping power as to cause bowing in the panel. I would joint the edges and cut the biscuits and then do a dry fit and clamp up to see how it much clamp pressure is needed. Once I am satisfied that things are good I would cut my chamfers and do one more dry fit and clamping.
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    Making an 80 deg bevel cut on TS

    Your not even close to the only one. It's a rare person that hasn't been confused the first time they try to do something like this. It's all part of the learning process.
  12. This is what I do if needed. But 99% of the time if I am doing a long piece cross cut my "long" part goes to the left of the blade, this is the way my cross cut sled is set up, so there is no need to remove the fence.
  13. I know there are a number of commercially sold assembly tables that are adjustable, most are a hydraulic systems. The challenge would be designing something, whether it is made from medal or wood, that will adjust easily and smoothly. Anything else will become a frustration over time.