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About Barron

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  1. Tapered sliding dovetails

    Check the Renaissance Woodworker, Shannon may have covered this.
  2. Slit-top Roubo Work Benchs, Pro/Con

    Lefties-the only ones in their right mind. I really like my split top, the only negative is the shavings will fall down through the gap.
  3. What wood?

    Cherry and maple are nice and can look good. Large blanks are expensive, so checking a wood recycling, tree service companies, etc might be good sources. Olive wood is expensive, but turns nicely and looks really good. Nice turning.
  4. Planning for table

    Yes, it has a simple edge treatment.
  5. Planning for table

    My dining table has leaves and the grain runs short wise. There is end grain showing, but just sand the end grain a couple of grits higher than the rest. I didn’t build this table and it has a fairly heavy duty chain drive making expanding and closing the table easier. The leaves store under the table when not in use. I’d check and see if Rockler or Lee Valley sells the Hardware.
  6. I wouldn’t mess with the Benchcrafted vise. Instead, get a metal machinist vise, bolt or screw it down to a bench hook. Then use it when you need to.
  7. Jig Saw Drift

    Could be the blade, but jig saw blades tend to drift. Going slow helps as does trying to make sure you use even pressure downwards as you cut.
  8. Poplar live edge dining table

    I’d joint the interior edges and trim off the cracks. Freshly milled poplar can have some interesting colors, but they will turn brown over time. It doesn’t look bad, but it won’t be the same. I’ve never found a way to stop it.
  9. Advice on a Stanley No.6 Please.

    If you are just trying to get boards flat enough to go through a planer, a 5 is all you need - you work across the board, not along its length, so a shorter plane is fine. If you are trying to get to “four square” a 7 is useful.
  10. Sliding door joints

    You can also make your own wider domino, and plunge as deeply as possible on each side. I prefer to make my own vs stacking, but they are not hard to make.
  11. Sanding Advice

    A goose neck scraper can make the process go faster.
  12. They surprised me

    A single track sled works fine, I used one for years. I have used a square to set my fence, and the cut pieces come out square, which is all I care about.
  13. Measuring to the left or right of the blade

    It’s your saw do what you want. I don’t use the curser for any cuts that matter, I think it is safer to use a rule I trust and even more important to be consistent.
  14. Table corner braces

    Yes they have a role, and yes a well constructed table doesn’t need them
  15. Class recommedations?

    The Shaker Table project is a great first time project. Marc walks you through each step, and on this project does it with both hand and power tools. Really, you can do it.