Chip Sawdust

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    Greene & Greene, craftsman, furniture, jigs, hobbyist

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  1. Well it won’t be like the plan 100% but it’ll still be basically the same thing.
  2. I’ve used Aqua Coat over shellac but I’m not much help otherwise. First time I used it was on a sofa table I built this summer. I put wax on top of the Aqua Seal. I’d say sapele is about as grainy as wenge but wenge can be pretty grainy for sure
  3. Which is why forums like this are invaluable. We can ask real people doing real things our real questions and get real answers. Reviews are “iffy” at best, and not something on which we should solely base our decisions.
  4. I think I can save it. I’m gonna make some moulding and lay it across the HOLE in the top of the board. Not part of the plan, but the plan is out the window in this are anyway. I just don’t want to replace the board when it’s a waterfall grain effect I was going for. But yeah, it’s still sitting there. I don’t throw things in the shop, but I “dropped” my hearing protection and safety glasses on the bench, went in, fires up the PS4 and killed some monsters Oh and later I had a drink. So there.
  5. So I cut the groove perfectly with my router and a spiral upcut bit. On the wrong side of the board. Ok so I cut a piece and put it in the groove as a patch, flipped the board over and started the cut on the other side. The bit came loose and cut all the way through the board. I’m done for the day.
  6. I agree it’ll be a bit delicate, thanks for the feedback. I’m thinking I’ll try that instead of making the tail smaller. It’ll look worse if it’s half an inch smaller than it’s supposed to be. Now I need to take a look at the rest of it and make sure whatever change I make won’t affect something else I’ve forgotten to thoroughly research! It’s no wonder Latta said it was quite a joinery project.
  7. I normally don’t start threads until I’m close to done but this one started out with an oops so I’ll toss it out here for opinions. I think I know what I’m supposed to do, but it never hurts to kibbutz here I'm building this for my wife for Christmas, with a few changes from Latta’s plans to suit my wife’s use of it. First off I needed wood 11” wide, and I thought I had that but it turns out I could only make it 10 7/8” due to a dip in one side of the board. No biggie, just subtract 1/8” from the depth of everything. I think I can handle that. The top is dovetailed to the side (as is the bottom bit the top is my problem), and there’s a groove along the back to accept the back of the box. I forgot to allow for the groove. I read “dovetail the top” and away I went. So I’m missing about a half inch in the back for the groove. I’m thinking just shorten the rear dovetail and make the groove anyway, what think? The chalk line is about where the groove is supposed to go... The rearmost dovetail is already a bit smaller, but I think it would survive being smaller yet. I don’t think the groove can go into the tails, but maybe. So I’m pondering... and asking for input
  8. The shop I had (pre-divorce) had those exposed fasteners. It was built in the mid-80s though. I was up there too often with tar and fasteners But I did love the way it shed snow. Not that snow is a huge concern in SoCal The good thing is now it’s the ex’s problem!
  9. Stick built with metal roofing. That said, I’ve had both, and metal roofing does have to be maintained, especially in the sun, for leaks after 20: years. Tar, screws, etc.
  10. I dunno, I can’t get over the size of that shop. *shrug*
  11. Derek, wasn’t it you as well who said you used a drill to remove waste from half blind dovetails? I’ve pondered that, as I prefer using a drill over a router, just from a safety aspect. It doesn’t accomplish the same thing as you’ve posted here, but kid of the same effect, I think, yes?
  12. I like the waterfall of grain that goes from the top to the sides. And nice dovetails
  13. Sounds like your IP address has been “marked.”
  14. All I have to add if you’re on FWW is Latta has a video about letters. It’s short but full of information.
  15. 14-40 and CVS for $300? I’d give it a shot and I already have a lathe But to answer your question, I’ve never used or learned anything about that particular lathe.