Cheeset202

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  1. Cheeset202

    I need one plane, but which one?

    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.
  2. Coming along nicely!
  3. Cheeset202

    Hi from Switzerland beginner

    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.
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    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    8 hrs of planing?
  5. Built this while you were camping.....couldn’t resist! Good to see you back on the build
  6. Cheeset202

    Another Roubo!!!

    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!
  7. Cheeset202

    Closet Built In

    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!
  8. Cheeset202

    Closet Built In

    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.
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    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    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.
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    Another Roubo!!!

    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.
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    Pekovich Case on Stand

    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.
  12. Cheeset202

    Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

    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.
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    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    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.
  14. Cheeset202

    Sculptured Chair

    Good repair, only you will know unless you tell people! Structurally it looks like a long grain break so the epoxy should hold up well.
  15. Cheeset202

    Another Roubo!!!

    Brendon, that is a tough question. I pretty much followed Marc’s video instruction on the build and just took my time. Unlike you there is no way I could build this bench in 17 days! It is actually a fairly straight forward project, nothing too complex in the build other than dealing with large pieces of wood. It is imperative your jointer and planer are dialed in perfectly to get nice square pieces. I quickly found my jointer beds were not perfectly co-planer and it shows up quickly on long pieces of stock. You make a lot of planer shavings in this project, I think I emptied my 55 gal dust collection bin 4 times during the build. The other thing is to purchase a good 1/2” uncut spiral bit (I have a Whiteside 2” long bit) and a good strong plunge router with a good edge guide. I am fortunate to have a Festool OF2200 so the work went very smoothly. I think the last learning for me was getting the offset drawbore holes perfectly in line with the holes in the legs is critical, if the offset hole is off centerline of the holes in the legs the rail will draw in and slightly up or down if alignment is off, even with tight fitting tenons. As I said in the beginning I wish I built this project years ago when I started using hand tools in my work, it will be the most used tool in my shop!