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  1. Nice work on that frame, I like the way that looks. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  2. Well, I guess I forgot about this journal. It's been slow going die to work and life and such. I do have the table assembled and shot with the first coat of laquer tonight. Big jump I know, I never think about snapshots of my progress when I'm working. For some reason the pictures make the top look skewed to the base, it's not. Far from the quality of most of you guys/gals. It's the best I can do with this particular project, I don't want to take away from the fact that my skills lack severely and I have a long journey ahead of me, but I still REALLY dislike this wood. If I wasn't so bullheaded I may have already given up. I would rather shutter my shop than use Khaya again. The gentleman that's been mentoring me gave me some cherry to play with for some shop projects, I'm liking working with that. . . . Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  3. I bought the deluxe kit recently with the camber roller included, I had a bunch of tools I'd been intentionally not sharpening waiting on this kit to arrive, I quite like the camber roller and find it no harder to use than the straight roller. Great kit all around. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  4. Would be a good option, except I'm on this journey hand tool only. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk I may do that, the cup, though would still be present some and need more flattening, I'm down to 5/8" now, borderline for what I wanted anyway, this will probably get ripped up and used as joinery test pieces for the rest of the project as well as finish sampling, so, not a total waste, just a dissapoinent. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  5. Good to know, my boats come into the shipyards over in the Alton/Wood River area across the river. Looking at the map St Peters isn't too terribly far from there, I'm mainly only up M-F, not there much on weekends. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  6. I wish I could find Sapele near me, I don't have much in the way of hardwoods in my area, I'm in St Louis area often for work, keep forgetting to do any looking when I'm up there, may find some place nice. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  7. No pictures tonight. Frustrated to say the least. Cupping from my inadequate clamping was not AS bad as initial thoughts, still had to compromise and accept that my top will now be 5/8" instead of 3/4", still plenty thick enough, just frustrating that its out of my plan. My comment to this A. Mahogany not being a good first choice is the tearout, man the tearout. I will be going with cherry most likely next project after these tables are complete. I did get the panel flat and true on both faces, need to trim the ends flush and it's dome for now, ready to start the base.
  8. So, I know my clamping situation sucks right now. I'm in the process of remedying that at lunch time. I thought I would be ok with what I had for this small of a panel...Wrong.. looked at her this morning and somewhere along the line I got the pipe clamp too tight and put a hell of a cup in the panel. Hopefully I can save this without having my nice 3/4" top become 3/8" to be flat. It occured to me, though, should I have just gotten each of these boards flat with on one face only and jointed the edges for glue up, and then surfaced the top to final thickness to help prevent what I'm facing now? I think from here out, these end tables will be referred to as my "Live and Learn Tables" I knew going into this that all the YouTube and books I could consume would never equal experience, but I didn't know I'd be finding that out right out the gate. Also, A. Mahogany was a dumb choice for a first project. Dumb. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  9. Getting started with my end table build, ultimately will have 3 more to match this one, will most likely batch them out when the time comes, for now I'm enjoying the process and my new toys. Not very far along, will get some of my sketches up soon, right now all I've got are some hand tools in action goodness. Stack of African Mahogany I started with, 15/16" skip planed from lumber dealer. Ripped, cut to length, and beginning establishing my reference face with the new Veritas LAJ. This piece is one of the that will make the top. Smoothed with the new Veritas BUS. Scraped, just because, wanted to play with new toy, Veritas scraper blade and holder, also have they're burnisher-for-dummies, I now understand the love for a scraper blade. Panel glued up. Don't know why I started with the top, may come to regret that decision, but live and learn. With as little time as I get in the shop, and as hectic as my career is, this hand tool only endeavor is most definitely about the journey, not the destination. My mind can let go while I'm planning away those curls. Side notes... LAJ is nice, toothed blade is even better, a life saver with this khaya, tear out City if I'm not taking whisper shavings. BUS is right now probably my favorite tool I own, followed closely by Veritas wheel marking gauge. I seriously think for a project this size, with a couple blades and the BUS I could everything needed, might not be as handy as the LAJ, but I could do it. I got the handle and front knob Veritas offers for my LA Block plane, not sure on it yet, I thought it might make up where the BUS was too big, but it's just seeming to small as a bench plane, will probably take the tote/knob off for good, I need a block plane more than small smooth. I do maybe see the small LA smoother Veritas offers in my future. My lighting situation sucks acorns. Upgrade required, no longer a want. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  10. Got the LAJ, BUS, router plane and small plow kit as well as some saws, veritas marking gage, and a set of DMT stones plus a couple books... I'm set for a while now, going to place a project pack order of cherry from Bell Forrest later this week and ill start my project build on here as soon as I begin! It will be a slow process with only 4-6 hours a week in the shop due to this being our busy time of year for work. Thanks for all the help! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  11. I think I probably am going to go with the full kit, I have a couple things in mind that the tongue cutters would be a fun way to go and the wide blades could always be useful, adding those two plus the conversion kit isn't very little less than buying the whole kit even though I may never use the nearing blades.
  12. I think that's the route I'm going, I'm extremely grateful this year, they have recognized the work I've put in to my job and compensated me as such, looks like I'll be picking up the LAJ and BUS along with my plow plane w/kit and router plane. The fun is about to begin. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  13. I get the not going overboard with tools until I need them, and that is sort of where I am at. I have designed a simple end/side table that my wife is happy with for our living room. There will ultimately need to be 4 of these, I am starting with one for a proof of concept. My no.4 Stanley has had the last laugh with me, the sole is warped beyond what I care to attempt to fix, it has been sent down the road, leaving me with only the LV LA block. These table with feature mortise and tenons, rabbetts, dovetails and basic jointing for lamination. I know I could cut the rabbet with saw and chisel and smooth the bottom with my about to arrive router plane, but I was thinking if the plow plane could cut rabbets too it might help me make then nicer plus I have so!e other uses not related to these tables that need accurate grooves cut. Right now I'm looking at ending up with the LAJ, Router plane, small plow kit, and LA block, plus some new sharpening gear to get me away from my 2" wide stones.
  14. What your thoughts on the LV Small Plow Plane... If I got there complete plow kit with all the blades and bead and wide and t&g blades and stuff, would I still need a rabbet plane right off or could I push that plow plane into rabbet work if needed?
  15. Well, that's true, I guess I'm a wishful thinker looking long term. You are right though, joinery planes would be a better way to go. Router plane is already en route to my mailbox though. Plough planes admittedly I have no knowledge of or why I would want/need one, I will research this. As far as rabbet planes, I'm kind of stuck between getting a nice wooden moving fillister or the LV skew rabbet, also need some more research time there. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk