Johnny4

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  1. Tail vise in, legs milled. Now it’s a router party. Been working away a couple of hours a night. I’m glued up! We will have a functioning tail vise this weekend. The flush trim bit worked just like the video (and half of the internet) said it would. Heya, Dog hole strip done, dovetails cut. I have a quick question. I am about to rout the pins. I am using a 1/2” diameter by 1” pattern bit. Can I REALLY dig that thing in all the way against the little 1/4” ledge the bearing is supposed to ride on? Every article I have found says go for it, but take it slow. I have always routed in 1/8” passes, and I am afraid I will have to dip into my baby’s stash of diapers plowing a full 1 inch bit into it. Unless you all tell me it’s ok.
  2. Been working away a couple of hours a night. I’m glued up! We will have a functioning tail vise this weekend. The flush trim bit worked just like the video (and half of the internet) said it would. Heya, Dog hole strip done, dovetails cut. I have a quick question. I am about to rout the pins. I am using a 1/2” diameter by 1” pattern bit. Can I REALLY dig that thing in all the way against the little 1/4” ledge the bearing is supposed to ride on? Every article I have found says go for it, but take it slow. I have always routed in 1/8” passes, and I am afraid I will have to dip into my baby’s stash of diapers plowing a full 1 inch bit into it. Unless you all tell me it’s ok.
  3. Heya, Dog hole strip done, dovetails cut. I have a quick question. I am about to rout the pins. I am using a 1/2” diameter by 1” pattern bit. Can I REALLY dig that thing in all the way against the little 1/4” ledge the bearing is supposed to ride on? Every article I have found says go for it, but take it slow. I have always routed in 1/8” passes, and I am afraid I will have to dip into my baby’s stash of diapers plowing a full 1 inch bit into it. Unless you all tell me it’s ok.
  4. If you can’t stand the aluminum knobs, you’re welcome to come over and use my lathe.
  5. Hey all, I have a coworker who likes to restore furniture. She recently acquired a 1930s radio cabinet with this type of hinge, but one of them is broken. Have any of you seen this, and if so, what type of hinge is this, and where can she get another one? This is a top down view, the door opens out normally. Thanks!
  6. Got the hole patched and scorched over an 8th of an inch. Everything works! In a related note, my benchcrafted kit didn’t include the flange bolts for the tail vise. I emailed them, and the sent them out that day. Ripped another piece of maple for the dog hole strip and front laminate. I am going with round dogs. Feel free to rap on that.
  7. I’m just glad you’re ok. I would agree to just make the top narrower and cut off the damaged bits.
  8. Thanks fellas. I keep going back to that same Home Depot hoping to score again. I think the whole board was like 30 bucks.
  9. This is the beauty of our craft. If we want something shorter or taller, we just make it that way. Ain’t it grand?
  10. I built this shelf out of off the rack red oak a few years ago. I saw all this curl in the back of the pile and bought the whole board. Used Marc’s recipe for popping the grain. I think it turned out well. I have no beef with red oak.
  11. Hit a snag....the hole I drilled is slightly off. I am using the barrel nuts from BC, and I basically need to scoot the hole over about 1/4.” I see two options: 1) chisel out the section to the right and put the barrel but in there( it’s the underside of the bench, and it doesn’t bother me) 2) plug the hole and drill a new one. Thoughts?
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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