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  1. Isaac

    A Roubo from beams?

    That is interesting. I've generally had good success staining red oak. It seems to readily accept penetrating stains, and I don't seem to have blotchiness issues.
  2. Might you be able to re-cut it a 1/4" smaller around the perimeter, re-shape and salvage it?
  3. Isaac

    Indoor Herb Garden

    Haha yeah, It was literally the first image i found, just to be clear what I was referring to. I suppose a person could make it with a slider top and bottom, though that starts sounding really bulky/ugly. You better try it and let us know how it turns out. We're right behind you.
  4. Isaac

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    yeah, to actually get anything done, I realized I needed to be more organized and have a specific plan for what I wanted to accomplish, otherwise the space issues compound with general inefficiency and you really really get nothing done.
  5. Isaac

    Indoor Herb Garden

    Seems like the hinges used on a wooden door would be appropriately sized.. Another option would be to use that overhead sliding barn door hardware that has become so popular:
  6. Isaac

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    Thanks. I'll do my best to get a better shop space. Really, I try to not let my limited space be too much of an excuse. It is physically difficult, however, to manipulate large pieces in a confined space with 6'-3" ceilings, so a queen or king size bed frame would generally be a poor choice of a project for me.
  7. Isaac

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    Sorry about the unforscene expenses. I have to say, the lack of the bench doesn't seem to be holding you back much, keep up the good work. Still, I totally get wanting a full blown Roubo, I plan to build one myself. Looks like we might be making a local move that will hopefully lead to more shop space (and hopefully more vertical clearance) for me. I'd love to use my current bench as a glue up and assembly table and build a proper bench.
  8. Isaac

    8 Drawer Dresser In Walnut

    I think I like alternating, in and out on the figure, but I tend to have a bias towards high contrast... @Chestnut You've probably discussed this before, but how come you don't have a full Roubo Bench? Honestly with how many high quality projects and high quality tools you apparently have, I just sort of assumed you already had a bench like that. Just haven't gotten around to it yet?
  9. Isaac

    Tusk Bookshelf

    A bookshelf tends to be right up against a wall, so not the worst scenario, but those long tenons look likely to be bumped or snagged by people walking by.
  10. Isaac

    Joinery Question

    I especially like dados here because if they go all the way through, they can be cut simultaneously by just flipping the board.
  11. Yeah drawing full size was my suggestion as well.
  12. Would you agree the angled shoulders and miters might make it a bit challenging for a beginner hand tool project? Not only harder to produce them, but harder to determine the correct angles and locations.
  13. Do you have an image of what you have in mind? Seems a bit tricky to get right for an arbitrary angle likes this.
  14. Of course, there are a variety of methods, with varying degrees of quality/precision. Drill googling drilling angled holes without a drill press and watching some youtube videos. That is not meant to be dismissive, but to encourage you to look around and see what method might work for your skill level and available tools. I do think an accurate drawing would help as you could determine the required angle. A dowel jig would really help drill the holes on the stretches, but won't work for the legs.
  15. Do you have a drill press? you should be able to angle the table. This process would benefit from an accurate sketch up model or a full size mock up drawing, so you can determine the angle.