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    A Roubo from beams?

    Seriously? Because it is the working surface, you should have a surface, not a bunch of holes and knots. You ever try to draw on a park bench? Your on a critical line and oops, your paper is stabbed instead of drawn on. You don't want voids that will gather chips, sawdust, hardware and generally have no purpose on the work surface, on you worth surface. And epoxy filled normal voids add difficulty how? That sounds crazy. I've done it a bunch of times to by machine or hand. How are you doing it?
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    A Roubo from beams?

    Not sure if it's been said yet, but I really wish my bench was wide enough to clamp something 24" . 24 is a common width for casework and mid sized projects. Being able to clamp 24 " would be nice.
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    Help needed!

    It's great that you know what you want and what the materials cost. If love to see a picture of what you have been making.
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    Help needed!

    Good luck to ya. 20 a month would be quite the task for a hobbyist. Hope you find someone within delivery distance.
  5. Honestly it looks like you would able to reverse engineering that pretty easily. I'm with you on not loving the idea of doing multiple chairs, but it's in my future also.
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    Another Roubo... (now finished!)

    Happy to explain C. In my work flow, I very rarely work with anything over 3' long. I cut rough material to length plus some with a jig saw before milling, which is machine done. I hardly ever have the need to clamp a board end to end. Actually struggling to find when I have.. I use the dogs with hold fast and a batton for working on faces. I wedge against the Gap stop and a dog for planing. I prefer the leg vise for general clamping although clamping in the tail does keep it 90 when closed. That is nice. I hate the dogs coming down under the front slab. I sit at my bench to work a lot, and the dogs are in the way by finding your knee every time. I even rounded the bottoms to stop cutting up my knees but still hitting them sucks. Leaving the dogs out means I would have all the holes left over which I don't like. This is the main reason I believe I would like the system more, if it was on the back slab. I find the location a hindrance. In all honesty, I may have used my tail vise a total of 5 times. I do see that some things I currently do can be done with the tail vise. I guess I've never found a need to incorporate it into my flow .
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    Another Roubo... (now finished!)

    Totally understood. I'm probably in the minority here but I either would not build for the tail vise in another roubo, or, I would have it on the other side of the bench. Likley not at all though. As far as the sliding Deadman, I use that thing all the time for supporting longer pieces in the vice. Very convenient and quick to make when you're ready for it
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Which is about half the California Plates tax.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Well it's beautiful. If I lived closer, I'd be trying to give you my money!
  10. I'd say no. I have a 3x3 melamine board I put on my table saw for finishing and glue ups. Pretty much everything peels off easily.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    What kind of tree is that Spanky?
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Very cool cut. I wouldn't mind having 12 1" think cookies from that tree. Would make beautiful table chargers.
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    TWW Outdoor Sitting Bench

    After looking through ALL those DAMN tenon's, and knowing I would like to build this bench at some point, I'm thinking router with edge guideS, and stop blocks on the router table are in my future. I'm not specifically sure the time or steps it would save, but seriously, all those tennons give me anxiety in the going to a family reunion kind of way.
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    chess board top cracking

    I guess I'm lucky. I made my daughter a drawing desk. All beautiful strips of about every wood in the shop. Planed to 1/4" and glued to 3/4" ply. Now I DID also glue the other face with 1/4" Maple I had so maybe that's the difference.
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    Avoiding "puddles" of dyed epoxy

    So you ask a question, are given the answer and return that he's wrong and you know better.. why even ask? If you can't tape close to the crack, you need practice taping, not a different answer. I find green frog tape lays very well and does seal the edge a bit which isn't needed when you tape very close to the crack.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Oh man spanky, Sorry to hear that. We got tagged about 3 years ago. A year and a half ago, my municipality went around and quite literally tagged every Ash in the city on public Earth and cut a belly band into them, I assume you kill them off before felling. My neighbor has a huge Ash on his property that was getting Roots to the foundation. They offered to remove it also, at a very low cost.
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    End grain cutting board issue

    I had the same problem until I started using wax over mineral oil I will not use salad bowl finish any more as knives cut into the surface and it's hard to fix, plus if you mineral oil over the salad bowl in the future, it gets really dark and unattractive. Mineral oil then bees wax is great for the feel and protection for a long time
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    Finishing shop furniture...

    LOF is my finish of choice on shop furniture.
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    HELP used wrong cleaning product on wood table

    $20 or $20k table, if you absolutely destroyed the finish and needed to refinish the top, you're still only looking at $50 in materials. Don't stress too badly, it's nothing that can't be fixed one way or another.
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    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    I've wanted to try mitered dt's for a while but haven't had the right project. Your tails look clean, looking forward to seeing the thing assembled.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I was thinking maybe incorporating them into a flow through watering table for the youngens. I normally use white oak for my stands and these may be ugly, but I remember every one.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I do keep all of my main stalks of decent size. If I ever get a lathe, I'm gunna turn them into.... I have no idea.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Not that girl you wouldn't. Leafy SOB grown almost exclusively for concentrates because of the amazing resin production. It's Leafy and sticky. It sucks to trim.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I don't blame you. Although if the sawdust may look like glitter, depending on where about it came from.