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  1. So... After cutting the center glue line that I felt was too gapped for my liking, I sent both halves through the jointer and even did a few passes through the planer to clean up some of the digs I put in the wood while handling them. This time around, when I glued the center line, the gap seemed even all the way across the joint. I used cauls to keep the boards from moving and then clamped the top everywhere I could fit a clamp. May have been overkill, but I had the clamps to spare. I know, I know. Usually we say you can never have enough clamps or that you never seem to have enough, bit I di
  2. Last night I re-glued the center joint, this time focusing on a little more speed, so the glue got less air exposure. I purposely cut the boards a little wider than I needed, just in case there were mistakes. Also, I focused on a little more clamp pressure. Prior to applying the glue, I laid the 2 halves next to each other and felt that it was darn close to fully square, edge to edge. With a dry clamp (lightly) the joint seemed to almost disappear, leaving me not feeling great about the other 2 joints. We live and we (hopefully) learn. Is there such a thing as too much clamp pressure
  3. Yes, I mentioned that I rotated the boards length-wise, but meant top to bottom as you mentioned. I am going to finish it with a clear poly of some sort. I have the stuff at home, but can't recall at the moment. I believe the wife and I agreed on a few coats of tung oil, let it dry and then go over it with oil based poly, as this will end with a vessel sink sitting on the surface and wanted to protect it from splatter, etc.
  4. Other side looks similar to this pic. As I mentioned in a lower reply, the jointer is new and the wings might need a good adjustment overall. I was avoiding this out of laziness and lack of knowledge, fully understanding that in order to get better with the jointer, that this was unavoidable.
  5. Ok, that makes a lot of sense. I will not use that app any longer as it seems quite frustrating. Thank you
  6. Thank you Tpt. I guess I don't know enough about these things. Does the app highjack your current installed browser? I can log in from the browser, it is the app I have problem with
  7. Wow this forum is super buggy. I cannot log into it on the app (network error), I have to open the forum as a web search. As for my jointer, I have tried several squares and it is dead on. Strange thing I noticed is that the fence appears to be slightly warped. Like a defect. At the beginning edge of the feed side of the fence it is square and it stays square up until about the last few inches of the fence. When I feed wood that is tall, against the fence, I focus on applying pressure hand over hand and not further than the cutting blades to hopefully rule out this as a potential issu
  8. Hey all. Been quite a bit since I was on last. Life really has a habit of getting in the way. Anywho... I am making a vanity top out of 5/4 hard maple and after I glued my joints up, I had a large enough gap that on the very ends I could stick a fingernail in between. I read a lot of articles on the course of action to take and in the end I cut the joint that had the gaps on my tablesaw so I could have another go ant this joint. I ran it across my jointer a few times because it seemed to me that the wood had the smallest bow and the ends were slowly pulling away from one another. Inclu
  9. Wow, thank you for all of this info. I do have a thickness planer.
  10. Also looks like the upper half of the back posts are slightly tapered to make the back rest slightly tilted back for comfort
  11. Looks like tiger oak but I will be using white oak. I am a little terrified of resawing as my saw tends to travel. I even went through the setup a few times to make sure I wasn't missing something. Though I was resawing white oak (can't promise they were square unwarped boards to be honest) and trying to make book match pieces for practice. I have a Jet 14" bandsaw with a Timberwolf 3/4" blade (don't ask me the TPI as I will have to go look at my saw lol). Im a little inexperienced with resawing wood and maybe even a little underprepared. The fence I purchased for the saw is a kreg fence that
  12. Hi all, Looking to begin building a replica of a stickley hall bench (to the best of my novice ability). I have searched high and low and cannot find any plans that might break this build down to make it a little simpler to tackle. That said, can any of you give me your best determination on wood sizes in the included picture to get me started? I am thinking the lid is 3/4" and maybe the 4 posts (front and back) are 3x3?!? anyway, an ideas you guys have would be greatly appreciated. My only downfall right now is that I don't have a jointer, however, I have a supplier who pre-planes and
  13. Excellent point treeslayer. I have a pretty sizable barn at the back of my 1 acre property that is not very... air tight. That, coupled with the fact that I wouldn't enter the vacinety without proper protection. I work in the chemical industry so I am familiar with the dangers of several, very dangerous chemicals, such as; formaldehyde, phenol and yes, even ammonia. Thank you for your words of warning, they will not be taken lightly.
  14. Oops, I thought that was your table. Either way, thank you for the input. Looks like the table was pkinneb's.
  15. Richard, that is an incredible piece you have there. Thanks for the post. That helps quite a bit with what I need to do next. Thank you.