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Cheeset202 last won the day on July 6 2018

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  • Birthday 01/27/1960

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  1. Make a pattern, use a guide bushing in a router and a 1/2” cove bit to create the outer edge of the scooped out area. Sculpt out the rest with a sculpting wheel like the Galahad fine wheel. Refine with a curved card scraper and sanding.
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    I am a Forest Engineer and I worked in the lumber business for a very large lumber company for 30 years, the last 18 years as a plant manager in four different mills in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington (state) and lastly Louisiana before retiring from big corporate at 55. Moved to the Silver Valley in Idaho (Wallace) and now manage a small fiberglass plant making custom fiberglass components that we ship worldwide. There are 3 of us that run the company and it is a blast, a major change from a big company. When I stop having fun at this job I will permanently retire and build furniture full time.
  3. Welcome aboard, any day and type of woodworking is a good day! More great sources for handtool woodworking instruction is Matt Estlea and the Renaissance Woodworker.
  4. Built this while you were camping.....couldn’t resist! Good to see you back on the build
  5. Nut, don’t wait too long, I wish I built this bench years ago. I agree it is a large investment (although so were those beautiful chairs you built) but it will last your lifetime and probably someone else’s so the sooner you build the lower your cost per year!
  6. Chet, you should come try a winter in N. Idaho! A little bit colder and lots of snow compared to San Jose! My shop is usually shut down for the winter, too busy skiing and snowmobiling!
  7. Great job Kev, noticed the pellet stove running in the beginning, must be cool mornings in Montana! On a unrelated note, what casters did you use on your Roubo Bench, just finished mine up and I think I want to be able to move it in the winter so I can get my car in the shop.
  8. No need to apologize Steve, I would have done the same thing if I put a straight edge on my planes and saw a gap! I have been buying Veritas tools from Lee Valley for many years and have never been disappointed with their products or customer service. I also never knew there was a “Rob Lee” of Lee Valley, very impressed with his response to this topic.
  9. Roubo finally done and ready for the next project. I have some shop organization to get done, too much crap on my benches! Next furniture project will be a coffee table with coopered tapered pedestals, curved center beam and a floating top. Design is in my head so I will need to draw up some construction sketches and probably build up a proto type of the pedestals.
  10. Paul looking forward to the build, this project is on my list so I will let you work out all the bugs for me. I was disappointed in your experience with Bell Forest Products given the direction you gave them. They are my primary source of lumber.
  11. Steve check out Christopher Schwarz video on trouble shooting a bench plane. He basically says not to check the sole of the plane with a straight edge looking up at a light, stating you will inherently see light under the straight edge. He places the plane gently upside down in a vice and uses a feeler gauge. He states that 0.003” is plenty flat. I have the same block plane so I will use an engineers square to see what mine is like. I never checked any of my planes this way, just honed up the blade and they cut beautifully. Not sure how much gap you would get using his method but the pic you shows looks greater than 0.003” but Chris states that the gap is magnified by the light reflection on the sole of the plane.
  12. Having just finished my roubo I feel some of your pain and I have an 8” jointer. I quickly discovered that my infeed and outfeed beds were not co-planer and this will really cause frustration on those long pieces, so check to make sure your beds are set properly. Depending on the amount of twist, cup, crook and bow that are in your pieces you may need to focus on taking partial jointing passes on the worst defects. This requires a good understanding of the warpage in the board, cup is the easiest to deal with placing the cupped edges on the jointer bed. Twist, bow and crook may require several partial passes on part of the board. Use a good straight edge to gain a good understanding of the offending material. Another option would be to take a hand plane and flatten the best face and edge by hand or at least get it close so you can take complete passes with the jointer. Several people have also had success with skip planing the pieces with a thickness planer, take very light cuts to both sides of the board until the knives are just making contact across the surface, then take a pass on your jointer. If you have a bit of bow then this can usually be resolved with clamping pressure and dominos or biscuits can help with slight crook. Twist is the nasty one that you need to eliminate it! Winding sticks and hand planing may be your best option here.
  13. We have lots of retiring transplants buying up property in the Silver Valley in Idaho. I talked to a guy from S. Ca and he said he owns his small home but can no longer afford the property tax! I paid cash for an 1800 square foot home with a 1200 square foot shop, no way I could do that in most other Western States! If you like mountains, hot summers, snowy winters, outdoor activities then this place is paradise, if you want shopping, restaurants, high end arts and entertainment then this is not the place for you. The biggest issue here is good jobs are scarce and you pretty much need to drive to Coeur D’ Alene (35miles) for anything above basic health care.