Isaac

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    Furniture, Hobbyist, Practical, cabinetry, turning,

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  1. Isaac

    # 11 Biscuit

    Depending on diameter, a hole saw or one of those drill press circle cutters might also work. What do you think?
  2. Isaac

    New project with crazy angles

    Others might have better ideas, but for this sort of situation, how about combining two glues? A dab of CA or hot glue, surrounded by epoxy or regular wood glue, which take longer to cure? reinforcement would be nice, though could be as challenging to make as the side pieces!
  3. Isaac

    New project with crazy angles

    does this approach help you at all?
  4. Isaac

    Christmas Dining Table

    I won't beat that horse anymore, but just one last question, are you saying you have to do this several more times for similar conditions on the table top?
  5. Isaac

    Christmas Dining Table

    There is a reason people tell you not to do it. Mark even did a video on it awhile back, I believe. I think it is both dangerous and prone to damaging the work piece, though you are right, nut pulled it off here.
  6. Isaac

    Christmas Dining Table

    Glad it worked, but this seems really dangerous.
  7. Isaac

    Christmas Dining Table

    What type of heating do you have? sounds like a circulating fan of some type, to drive that warm air down, would be helpful.
  8. Isaac

    Christmas Dining Table

    That is a breadboard end? I like Kevs idea.
  9. Isaac

    Marking Knife Suggestions

    You definitely do not need to spend very much. The Narex knives cost less than $20.
  10. Isaac

    Bench Leg Attachment Question

    The dowels help, but have the same problem as the screws. Imagine flipping this bench upside down, with the legs sticking up. If you push on the broad, flat face of one of the legs, It will want to lean and a fulcrum will develop at the corner where the leg meets the bench surface, on the opposite side that you pushed. If the leg is 16" long, then it is 16" between the point of your force application and the fulcrum. Now the resistance to movement comes from the dowels and screws, which are located about 1/2" to 1" from the fulcrum. So we have a teeter totter that is 16x longer on one side than the other. so you need a 160lb man on the short end to lift a 10 lb baby on the end of the long leg. This is why we want a bracket, to widen the connection base and reduce that 16x to something more reasonable, which the screw(s) will be sufficient to resist. Sounds like a plan. Try Hickory, which is related to pecan. Rather than go to all the trouble of a router sled, which will leave a rough surface that you'll have to sand, you could take that board with you to the lumber mill and have them plane it. Where I go, Kettle Moraine Hardwoods in Southeast, WI, I pay $.15 a board foot for this service, so your bench top would probably be around $1 and you'd be done in about 10 seconds. I would put the stretcher right under the table top (see below) and you can fasten it along its length with some figure 8 fasteners.
  11. Isaac

    Bench Leg Attachment Question

    The problem isn't the fastener, it is the location. If we were just talking about a straight pull out test, I'd be with you. But we are talking about a bending moment. The fastener will be dead center on that leg, so it will have a resisting arm of about 1/2". Add a 6" bracket like I showed above and you've increased the bending resistance roughly 12x for the same strength screw.
  12. Isaac

    Bench Leg Attachment Question

    Where are you located? google "hardwood lumber" and see who can you find around you. Many places have websites that list what they carry. Obviously, you will not find this at Homedepot...
  13. Isaac

    full extension wood drawer slides

    At least for the Gee-Dub link, it provides a photograph that gives a pretty good idea of how it works. I'm sure there are some subtleties, but you can see if it is an idea you want to pursue before buying the article.
  14. Isaac

    Bench Leg Attachment Question

    I don't think they will provide the type of resistance we are getting at, which is bending/racking. Frankly, even with a bunch of short dominoes, there would still be some risk of breakout if it was stressed. Think of a rowdy, big enough to know better, kid landing on the thing with as much horizontal force as downward force. Sounds insane, but I've seen teenagers regularly dive, flop or otherwise throw themselves onto couches, for example. My almost nine year just insists on jumping on his bed from time to time, no matter how many times I've asked him not to! . With that type of loading, the pocket screws will tear out. Ideally you'd have a stretcher between the legs. My metal bracket idea is just a simpler fix that wouldn't be too obtuse and is feasible for the average homeowner. I don't really have a strong opinion on it, haven't had an issue that I'd attribute to this. Most of my projects have larger issues that I can more directly attribute to operator error!
  15. Isaac

    Marking Knife Suggestions

    One key is to understand the value of double bevel vs. single. With single, the knife face can be held flat against a vertical face and the blade will be right against the reference surface. Of course for ease and access reasons, you might need a pair of single bevels to mark both sides of a dovetail, for example. This presents obvious challenges of its own. A double bevel can be more easily used in either direction, but you hold it at an angle. I actually have a Narex double bevel which I honed to a single bevel, which works for me. Single bevel is probably easier to sharpen. Just my thoughts. I'm pretty new to marking knives myself.