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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    Agreed, plus the fear of hydrolock with adhesives. I'd rather have some extra depth in the mortise and seat against the shoulder.
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    Roubo Questions

    We've got the same spread. At 6'1, my bench is at 36. I made my shop stool the right height for me to sit and work comfortably, but I would much prefer to stand and work.
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    Roubo Questions

    I love Shannon's J bench. Would love to have a hybrid between it, and Rick's bench top bench. I'm fairly tall and build my bench tall but still hate bending over all the time for detail work.
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    Teak Dilemma

    Agreed above. Teak finishes ok, just some prep first. I wipe down with acetone before gluing and use ws epoxy. The final uses will determine appropriate finish so if you give some more info, you could get not pointed responses. What is it, how's it used, where will it live?
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    Roubo Questions

    Hmm.. seems a bit quick on the trigger. Not everyone regards bc as a great value. They also have very decent competition in the vise world. What's wrong with discussing it?
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    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    He'd have doubled it if you dropped my name : ) That price is insane for Maple. Hard 8/4 clear boards are 3.16 here, and everything expensive in California
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    If you can accomplish the Same task with less steps, more power to you. Removing the shoulders does weaken the joint. A lot or a little, it isn't the same. Personally, I would rather use a tried and tried and tried and tested method, over saving 2 or 20 minutes.
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    Those look pretty good for #1. If you follow BearKat on IG, he just posted a 180 dovetail oops. It happens
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    Soo... Why are we trying to reinvent a joint instead of just learning to (assumption) / cutting a time tested mortise and tenon? It's a work bench but you keep saying you are making choices on what's Less work.. why build a workbench if you don't want to work? Buying a pre engineered and assembled bench is way less work. Harbor freight special, no glue, metal hardware like you intend. Seriously, with no real joinery and using bolts to assemble . I'd bet many could slap the bench shown together faster than it took to make the SketchUp rendering.
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    Latest round of lathe work

    Those things are beautiful and massive.
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    Hello from Toronto, Canada

    Welcome. There's a great guy @shaneymack that also is in the finish homes world from around you.
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    Proper Depth of Cut on Table Saw

    I used to bring the blade up a little over the work piece but noticed that I didn't like the upward pressure from the blade so I started raising to about the gullet depth.
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    Delta Cabinet Saw Dust Collection

    Here was my down and dirty solution. Taped all openings, zci, and made a ply adapter to cover the chute with a hose Port adapter. I also glued some lexan I had laying around into a better funnel inside. This works well enough. I'm not running a monster DC. 1.75hp. I disagree with Tom on the"if you're not going to get it all, why bother". If I can get 50%, that's half going into my lungs and around the shop. May not be good enough for some, but good enough for me.
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    Just some cutting boards

    Atta way to do it. I'm back mostly making long grain boards because end grain are so much more pita.
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    Securing a giant mirror

    Is there any recess in the back that you could install a French cleat to? That plus strapped should be solid
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    Wenge Buffet Table

    Chip brings up a good point. Consider your finish early. Wenge has huge Red oak style pores. If you're going for a flatter look, you should consider the grain filling earlier than later. Black TimberMate does well for me.
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    Wenge Buffet Table

    In for the smarter answer.. I absolutely love the look of qs wenge. Have made a free jewelry boxes with it. Angry crap.
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    18th Century Style Kids Workbench

    Ok. You want to complain. You could have lead with that. Didn't mean to piss in your Cheerios. Probably best left there.
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    Dryer Outlet Splitter - Buy or Make? 10-30

    Totally agreed! My buddies can also be talked into stuff with the barter system. Beer for work!
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    18th Century Style Kids Workbench

    I'm seeing both sides here. I've bought two sets from them. Both came in oversized boxes and sustained no damage. You want a replacement of an item that is not damaged. That's not reasonable to me. Contrary to popular belief, the customer is not always right. You do have the ability to return it per their website. If they do not issue a replacement for not damaged products (which this is) then return it, and buy it same day. They pass in flight and you have a still new one. BC makes a great product, and they are machined very well. If you think moving a few inches in a box is going to damage your vices, Get a different one. You are paying a premium for a TOOL, that you don't think can survive the mail. Why pay the premium, if it's not even good enough to survive transport? Would you return a set of chisels for this? A TV that was delivered with box damage but no issue to the product? I get that it's annoying, and BC isn't bending over backwards here, but neither are you. Shipping those is expensive. You want a replacement, don't even know that you Need done yet. Why not offer to ship it back on your dime, they return on theirs. Neither at fault, but both parties can amicably share in making it right.
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    Another Roubo...

    Oh man. My hockey bag could weekly, be considered a WMD by today's standards. How is it universal?
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    A Roubo from beams?

    I would love that problem and would definitely want to do whatever is needed to make it happen.
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    SawStop inadvertent brake activation causes

    As short sited as it is, I do use my table saw like a tool including some pucker cuts. I would definitely break the bank with new blades and carriages.
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    Mositure in SYP for workbench

    TLDR-a. I air dried my Ash for as long as I could stand. Built my slabs a few months before the wood was ready, i flattened it, think I re flattened about about 8 months, haven't thought about it since. I would do nothing different.
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    Roubo Build ! (First real project! Yikes)

    Between Ash and soft Maple, there wouldn't be too big of a color difference, there also may not be enough contrast for others to know for sure it wasn't done on accident or a screw up. Just something to consider.