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  1. bleedinblue

    Diy air filter

  2. Nice, thanks for that. Not as bad as I thought. I'll post pictures obviously when I get mine tomorrow.
  3. My vises will be delivered Friday, I have no idea if I get wood knobs or aluminum. I guess (probably) they would have notified me if they were aluminum, so maybe I snuck in before the switch. Maybe.
  4. bleedinblue

    Hammer A3-31(planer) feed problem

    Yeah, for these 8+ foot boards I used a total of three roller stands, then rushed to the outfeed side to lift the boards to make sure they stayed registered on the planer table. The few times I didn't catch it in time they dropped and "snipe" is a huge understatement. I actually had to cut an inch off the bottoms of my roller stands to get them to drop low enough. Researching online, it seems my problem isnt unique. I'll have to double check the manual to see if instructions to adjust the feed rollers are inside. I'm not even sure if the rollers should go up or down, but I suppose trial and error will be needed.
  5. bleedinblue

    Hammer A3-31(planer) feed problem

    I should have added, something I know isn't right is that I have to push the board into the feed rollers/kick back pawls with some force. If the table is low enough to slide the board on easily, it's too low to make a cut.
  6. bleedinblue

    Hammer A3-31(planer) feed problem

    When planing the large oak beams I talk about in another thread, at least half the time I end up manually pushing the boards through as they get stuck. It typically pulls the board for a few feet, then gets stuck, then I push it for a few feet until it starts feeding under it's own power, then I have to push (or pull from the outfeed side) again, etc. I can't figure out what exact conditions cause it, it seems to be the same with a light cut or heavy cut. Before starting this project I only put one board through the planer, a 4/4 something or the other, that exhibited the same behavior. I've waxed the planer bed and cleaned the shipping lube from the feed rollers. I'm not sure if there's something else I'm missing. Obviously my next step is talking to CS.
  7. I always go end grain just to make sure it looks like the plugs were intentional. Trying to hide them never works and looks like a patched mistake.
  8. bleedinblue

    So what is the difference?

    Really? I spent half my life thinking a jigsaw's actual name was a "skilsaw." Never knew of a circular saw as one. Maybe it's a geographical difference, like "soda" vs. "pop," or maybe it was just my dad.
  9. bleedinblue

    A Roubo from beams?

    True. I had the stray thought that going too narrow may interfere with the vise installation, but it's so close, I know that it won't be an issue. When it comes time for the rails and such, I'm already totally off the plans for sizing, so that's not an issue. I got both the front and rear slabs glued up today. It's amazing how much slippage occurred, even with the dominos. Luckily each slab is still more than 4 3/8" thick, so I have plenty of material left to joint/plane them clean and still maintain 4" thickness. Unfortunately it means dragging these monsters over the jointer. I think this is going to be a unique bench in a way. I wasn't able to avoid all defects...a couple of knots on the top face got some blue tinted epoxy and I wouldn't be surprised if I end up throwing a few dutchmen in here and there. If I can find the perfect leg piece with the perfect check, I may even TRY to find a place for some dutchmen. The laminations didn't all close up perfectly...I'd guess the thickness of the beams just exposed anything less than perfect milling. It's just not going to be the perfect clear-maple bench that most make. Hopefully it is just as functional and maybe it will have a little flare of cool. Or maybe it'll be firewood and I'll transfer the vises to a maple bench in three years
  10. bleedinblue

    A Roubo from beams?

    In my defense, I noticed my error in math before I saw your comment
  11. bleedinblue

    A Roubo from beams?

    The front slab ended up being 7 1/2" and the plans say 7 13/16. Should I plan on tacking on another 5/16", or is it close enough?
  12. bleedinblue

    A Roubo from beams?

    Exactly. My big decision will be what to use for the end cap and chop. I was going to order some figured walnut from Goby, but I also think it would be kind of cool to use almost nothing except the beam wood for the bench. A couple of these beams were maple with quite a bit spalting. I might be able to make that look good.
  13. bleedinblue

    A Roubo from beams?

    I definitely plan on the wide gap stop for clamps. When I get the slabs together and get further along, I'll decide if I need wider than 24". It'll be easy enough to add on, especially the rear slab. It's going to be an adjustment for me no matter what, my current bench is about 3'x5'.
  14. bleedinblue

    A Roubo from beams?

    It looks like I'll probably get the slabs glued up this weekend. I didn't forsee even starting this build for weeks or months. I think I'm going to get the back slab out of three beams. I think they're clean and square enough, and three beams are right at 11". Sacrificing 1/8", but I'm ok with that. Having three boards to keep aligned instead of four (or seven 8/4 boards) will be nice. Two beams are going to put me pretty shy of the 7 13/16 or whatever the front slab should be. I guess I'll have to add on a thin board to get close to that.
  15. bleedinblue

    Well, the WoodTalk Podcast is over.

    MASH is ending?!?!