Johnny4

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About Johnny4

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    St. Louis, MO
  • Woodworking Interests
    Arts and Crafts furniture, Carving, Turning, sarcasm, coffee

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  1. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Look at that! An end cap!
  2. Johnny4

    Another Roubo...

    Great work!
  3. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    And....we’re back. Had to figure out why the jointer was acting up. After chasing some wild geese, changing and resetting the knives was the trick. New blades make everything better. I hadn’t done that before, and it was overall a good experience. I’m not scared of the jointer anymore. Milled the end cap. The advice Marc gave about giving yourself permission to spend some time setting the knives was well taken. Onward and upward!
  4. Johnny4

    Jointer knife setting jig?

    Got the dang thing done. Thank you for all the advice. I ordered new blades from mywoodcutters....it’s like having a new machine. Didn’t realize how dull those blades were. Wow.
  5. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Hey y’all. Had to get through the holidays. Had some drama there...my dad nearly died from a heart attack, found out we are having a girl in June, and my cat was diagnosed with cancer. In other news, my jointer is out of whack, and I have been learning how to tune it. Will have it up and running soon! Bleedin Blue, I got the maple from upick hardwoods in st Charles. I love them for dimensioned lumber. I love Wunderwoods for slabs, big sizes, fancy wood. Are you local? Tenon is done...took my time getting everything really square. Off to find a router bit for the screw cavity. The recommendation is a 1/2 shank, 1/2” diameter....what about overall length? Spiral upcut? I am also making a southpaw version of the bench before you guys get up in it.
  6. Johnny4

    Jointer knife setting jig?

    Thanks everybody! I have noticed some tapering on the machine. Upon closer inspection, the little raises ridges left by the knicks in the blade were causing the board to tip slightly. Shannon, on an episode of woodtalk said to card scraper the ridges until I could get new ones. The card scraper worked! No, unfortunately. It was my dad’s many many years ago.
  7. Johnny4

    Jointer knife setting jig?

    Hey all, I have an old powermatic 6” jointer that badly needs new blades (lots of knicks, really really dull). I have never changed blades on a jointer, and have seen a lot of “miracle knife setting jigs.” Are any of these worth the money, and can you recommend a video or set of instructions to do this? Thanks again
  8. Johnny4

    Another Roubo...

    Keep on it! The forum is great for keeping you motivated. The project teaches really valuable lessons as you go along. You get the skill through repetition...there are a lot of repetitive tasks on this bench. Keep it up!
  9. Johnny4

    Waterbourne finish for a crib?

    Hey team, Can I use General Finishes High Performance waterbourne finish for a baby's crib? I just don't want the little one ingesting anything funky, and it's gonna be a bit before I could do shellac outside....mama's on my case to finish this thing. Any ideas? Thanks
  10. Johnny4

    Cherry darkening with sunlight

    All these things are correct. Good luck!
  11. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Got the cavity routed.....makin progress here
  12. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Tenon is done...took my time getting everything really square. Off to find a router bit for the screw cavity. The recommendation is a 1/2 shank, 1/2” diameter....what about overall length? Spiral upcut? I am also making a southpaw version of the bench before you guys get up in it.
  13. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Hey....HEY. Got the slabs flat and square. Something's out of whack in machine town. However, the Jack and the Jointer planes worked beautifully. It was a great lesson in hand plane usage. Still chipping away over here.
  14. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Got the slabs dimensioned. Holy god that was some work. I like to live in a world where I feel that I just did the real grunt work. The rest is much more manageable. I feel really really good. And tired.
  15. Johnny4

    (Sigh)....Roubo time

    Thanks fellas. Trying to tame woodworker OCD here.