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  1. Art

    Guitar Stand

    Thanks guys!
  2. This was quick project I'm just finishing up. I had finished most of the construction on my Roubo, and got distracted by this project which delayed finishing the bench. It is a guitar stand for my daughter made of walnut and quilted maple. The design is not my own, but rather was inspired by this builder: In these photos it is not 100% complete as the top area of flocking still needs some final finishing. That top area is a storage area for her guitar picks. Art
  3. Yup , Deathly Hallows it is... I did it because, firstly, our family really enjoys the books and movies, so it's just a fun thing to do. Mainly I did it because it was our interest in the Potter series that got me started in woodworking. Several years ago my daughter asked me to make a broom for her, and one thing led to another and before you knew it, there was a Sawstop, Hammer jointer/planer, etc in my garage, and my car has been on the street ever since. So I blame JK Rowling...
  4. Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments.
  5. Bench is now finished! I acutually finished the construction about 1 month ago, and have already finished another project using the bench. The only part that I still needed to finish was the chop, because I had some decoration to do on it. Final dimensions are 79 1/2" long x 25 1/4" wide by 35" tall. I didn't make a sliding deadman as I don't do projects that really require it, but I did route in the groove in the front slab in case I decide to make one in the future, so it will be easy to add if needed. As a present for finally finishing, I bought myself a Veritas BU Smoothing Plane to finish the chop. It is very satisfying to use. I also bought the front knob and tote to convert my LABP into a little smoother. This is a great upgrade Here are some details of the chop. I went with a gothic theme, and bonus points to whomever can identify the symbol (it's not religious or political or anything like that...): Anyway, that it. This was a fun build, and again I'd like to thank everyone else on here who posted their builds as it made mine much easier. Art
  6. Yup, pretty much what was said above. I ended up lengthening my chop so that I didn't lose too much capacity, and so as not to interfere with the side rails. I don't know the exact length of my chop but it is only about 1" above the floor, so it's at least 34".
  7. Art

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    I used round holes in my Roubo for a couple of reasons: simplicity and versatility. Although I like the look of the traditional square dogs, having the round ones, along with a couple of hold fasts, makes life very easy. I'm not 100% finished my bench (still working on ornamentation for the leg vise chop), but I've already started on my next project, and I'm using that front row of round holes with both the end vise and the hold fasts interchangeably.
  8. I just got mine a few days ago. I got the wood ones. I'm guessing Lee Valley may still have a supply of these left...
  9. Art

    12" Jointer

    I don't know much about them, but I believe Frank Howarth has a few JA Fay & Egan tools, and he seems to know his way around old iron. If they're good enough for him, I would have no hesitation...
  10. Art

    A Roubo from beams?

    It really doesn't matter. It just means you have to adjust a few other pieces (endcap, short rails).
  11. Art

    Gun Stock

    I've used a Minwax mahogany stain a number of times on (I believe) ash. I found that multiple light coats, applied with an old t-shirt, lets you sneak up on the shade you want. Basically, go conservative and it's quite forgiving.
  12. Art

    A Roubo from beams?

    For what it's worth, I added a bit of width to both of my slabs to end up with total width of about 25 1/2". This way I can more easily work with wider pieces. The overall construction is the same. All you have to do is size your small rails appropriately for the wider top. I also made my gap stop 2" wide to more easily accept clamps.
  13. I hope so. I don't like the sound of aluminum. On the other hand, it may force me to buy a lathe
  14. I just ordered and paid for one at Lee Valley. As far as I know, I'm getting the wood handles. It should be here in the next week or so.
  15. I've read pretty much every Roubo thread on here, but I don't remember this specific issue being discussed.