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    Before you can blind peg that sucker you gotta...

    Before you can blind peg that sucker you gotta get the slab on the base. Another couple of feet longer I'm not sure I could do it without help.

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    Next up is deciding where to put the base...
  2. BenchCrafted Classic Vise Screw and 14" Crisscross

    Information on this vise screw and crisscross is cross posted on my Moravian bench build thread but I think it might be of interest to those folks who could care less about building a Moravian bench....
  3. Those would be a nice addition to your kit. I...

    Those would be a nice addition to your kit. I have often posted that my Woodcraft crank neck chisel is the cheapest but most used chisel in my shop. Here it is cleaning up a glue line on the current...
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    The vise is together and it is slick. Give the...

    The vise is together and it is slick. Give the Johnson bar a push either left or right and the screw spins until it runs out of energy or the chop runs into something. Then give the bar a little...
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    The crisscross is installed and working as...

    The crisscross is installed and working as advertised. Next is installing the screw and nut. It is mostly fiddly work making sure everything lines up and nothing drags.

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    Once the nut and...
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    Derek, As always your shop made tools are...

    Derek,

    As always your shop made tools are beautiful. I've used both 6 and 12 degree tools, the Veritas ones are easier to use (a corded 1/2" drill is a powerful machine :D). Maybe because I'm deaf...
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    Phil, I'm not sure what the steel is but...

    Phil,

    I'm not sure what the steel is but whatever it holds an edge ok and will sharpen on any of my stones India, Ark, man made water, or JNat.

    ken
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    Robert, I've found the 6 degree mortise and...

    Robert,

    I've found the 6 degree mortise and tenon is more forgiving, not as prone to splitting the seat if you give it one more whack pass the that sounds "right" one. That could also be an effect...
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    Phil, Your way sounds a lot more efficient...

    Phil,

    Your way sounds a lot more efficient than mine. I hate slab glue ups and will do my best to avoid but sometimes the wood just isn't available.

    You noticed :), That is a highly collectable...
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    Andrew, Looks good, congrats. ken

    Andrew,

    Looks good, congrats.

    ken
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    All good info, especially the last. BTDT and...

    All good info, especially the last. BTDT and didn't like the t-shirt :o.

    ken
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    The vise backer board has a stub tenon on each...

    The vise backer board has a stub tenon on each end. The bottom one needs to be made first so the backer board will set on the long stretcher for marking the top tenon and angle of the leg.

    One of...
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    The crisscross is installed and works a treat. ...

    The crisscross is installed and works a treat.

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    The inter board is the vise backer and the outer board is the chop. I've marked where the vise screw hole needs to be drilled on the backer...
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    David, An earlier reply disappeared into where...

    David,

    An earlier reply disappeared into where ever disappeared replies go not that it mattered because it was mostly an agreement with Robert. The only thing I added is I've been using Shapton...
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    The slab is out of the clamps and bottoms up on...

    The slab is out of the clamps and bottoms up on the French/English bench so I can clean up the contact areas of the slab and correct any wind.

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    Cleaned up the part of the slab that will...
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    Other than the tool tray, joining the two halves...

    Other than the tool tray, joining the two halves of the slab is the final glue up on this bench build.

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    Once that sucker is out of the clamps I'll clean up the bottom where it sets on the...
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    Thanks Jim, As posted earlier this build for...

    Thanks Jim,

    As posted earlier this build for some reason is taking longer than usual. Whatever, I should be in the short rows soon.

    ken
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    Using the first set of two slats as a "backbone"...

    Using the first set of two slats as a "backbone" I added two slats to each side giving a four slat set. The four slat set is half of the slab. Next is doing the same to the other two slat set and...
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    Lowell, I assume you are asking about the Bad...

    Lowell,

    I assume you are asking about the Bad Axe panel saw. It is a great saw for way too much money, but then I love saw "bling". Truth be told, I use my Stanley hardpoint saws more than the Bad...
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    My question when I see something like this is:...

    My question when I see something like this is: Why?

    #4 Bench Dog $110 USD on sale at Rockler. PreWar #4 Stanley "Buy It Now" less than $50 USD. Maybe both need some work to make a user but with...
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    Ralph over at Accidental Woodworker...

    Ralph over at Accidental Woodworker https://accidentalwoodworker.blogspot.com asked for photos of the slab glue up. The slab will have eight slats glued up two slats at a time for the first four...
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    Brian, Robert Sorby makes very nice "pattern...

    Brian,

    Robert Sorby makes very nice "pattern maker" style chisels, I have a set and use them all the time. Sorby is the only maker, other than maybe Blue Spruce, that still makes a long, thin,...
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    Slab pieces machined and ready for glue up. ...

    Slab pieces machined and ready for glue up.

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    I need to make several sets of cauls for the glue up and go to the woodstore for a big bottle of glue before I start. The shop is getting hot...
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    The key mortises are finished, keys made, and...

    The key mortises are finished, keys made, and everything fitted. It went together easily so now on to the the slab and vise fitting.

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    The bench is in the back garden so I have room to...
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    I agree but Home Depot carries a German made...

    I agree but Home Depot carries a German made "Lag", brand name "Spax", that I have used for years in the place of standard cheap metal lag bolts and screws with never a problem. In fact I used them...
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