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  1. fcschoenthal

    Tool wall for deep bench

    Have your tool wall be a french cleat system with the tool holders able to sit on the bench by themselves. You could have only the tools you are currently using on the bench and the rest on the wall. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
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    Sturdier French cleat for shelf

    A couple of things that you might try. First is cutting the pieces at more than a 45° angle. This will allow more contact surface. Also try to use mating cleat pieces cut from the same board. This will ensure that you have the best match in case there is a wave. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
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    Looking for my first router need advice

    I have two of the PC 895 sets. One thing I love about the fixed base in a router table is the micro adjust through the table function. While both have variable speeds, the PC is also soft start. The PC also has dust collection on the plunge base. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
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    A Roubo from beams?

    Those look like some great beams. Look fairly straight and no pith that I can see. By the looks of the faces, you're going to have to mill them some, so I would go with your original plan. Rip a 4/4+ strip off the width and mill down to 3½ x 4 boards for your 4" thick top. Use some of the strips for the dog hole and front laminate strips. You even have some good sized stock for the endcap. What are your plans for the legs? Most would have to laminate 8/4, but your beams are pretty close to the final dimensions. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
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    Shop Tour

    You've got so much more room there and so many clamps, a clamp rack really makes sense. On the other hand, another smaller mobile unit like your sled case could store clamps around the outside, yet still have an assembly top when needed. I'm sure that whatever you decide, it will work out great for you and I'll continue to be extremely jealous. (Just make sure that it has some walnut trim) Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
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    Sketchup vs. ??

    In Chrome, you can right click and choose translate to English. It says Amazing article! "It's never too late to have a happy childhood" Chris
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    Dust collection

    Usually, the longer you can go with the biggest pipe will result in the best result.
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    Stanley 7c jointer plane type 7. How rare?

    Here is a link to a Stanley Bench Plane site that will help with information on your plane, but it sounds like you've already done some research to determine that it is a type 7. As for selling it, I've always found that it's only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. Some want it for the collectible value, no matter what shape and others would rather have it cleaned up.
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    Beginner building workbench

    Go for what the design calls for. Just cut the mortises first and carefully make sure that the edges are square. You can always sneak up on the cuts to each tenon to match.
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    Tool stand

    This is on wheels and gets moved around, just about 2 1/2 times the size.
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    Tool stand

    I have so many benchtop tools and such a little space (or so it seems) that I built a flip top tool bench that is much larger than the individual stands. I got the idea and modified the one in Wood magazine #220 (Sept '13). It's served me well as I have my 10-20 belt sander, Rigid oscillating sander, 6" bench jointer, 12 1/2" planer, 1" belt sander and 4x36" combo sander all attached. I had to do a lot of calculating on evening the weight and workflow patterns, but it's been great and has helped free up a lot of bench (and floor) space.
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    Buying a router plane.

    I have an old Stanley 71 1/2 that I refurbished and only have the 1/2" spear point blade. Maybe I've been missing out on a fence and smaller blades, but ignorance is bliss. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
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    HELP need repair ideas!

    Looking as closely as I can at the pictures, it appears that there is a skirt around the edge. You should be able to glue the boards as others have suggested, at least it will be closer than it currently is. The rest of the top appears to be in rough shape for a table as well. Were it me, I would repair the corner as well as possible and sand the whole top flat and smooth. You can always stain the "patina" back in. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
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    Got a birthday card this week that says: Measure twice, cut once, say crap three times, go back to lumber store. Chris "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
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    Gaming Table

    I like the leg design too, but the dimensions that he's giving sound more like a desk.