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    Gene, this is a good time to go to a saw mill or...

    Gene, this is a good time to go to a saw mill or two. That is where you will go to get your furniture wood.

    You may be surprised when you get there what is on offer. They cut lots of wood, much...
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    Progress report: Scribed the stretchers rotating...

    Progress report:
    Scribed the stretchers rotating them end over end so same side does not flip.
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    Then used a large tenon saw to cut down. The right side cuts gave me more trouble than the...
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    Gene, I am 6’ 1” (used to be a bit taller), my...

    Gene, I am 6’ 1” (used to be a bit taller), my bench is 38” tall. For you 40” sounds right. Low benches give you back ache and it’s harder to see what you are doing, especially dovetails.
    As for...
  4. With the long grain panels you have plywood will...

    With the long grain panels you have plywood will not be a problem. If you are rebating the front rail for the plywood and the plywood for the cleats then the plywood cleat joint becomes the weakest...
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    Will, float glass will only be fairly flat but...

    Will, float glass will only be fairly flat but the sheet will bend also. I doubt very much it would be truly flat even on what you consider a flat surface (which won’t really be flat). The machined...
  6. Stew, it is exciting setting up a shop, planning...

    Stew, it is exciting setting up a shop, planning the space, running wiring, sub panels, dust collection, lighting etc. When you finish your space will neat, efficient, relaxing. The challenge is...
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    Most interesting! It does make sense for such a...

    Most interesting! It does make sense for such a weight. Have to calculate where the three supports would go.....
    Even a small triangle would not solve my dip problem!
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    Mark, you need three points to level something;...

    Mark, you need three points to level something; such as an accurate balance or my commercial laser level. All the commercial granite plates are flat by design but not necessarily level! They all have...
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    Clearly that took a while but totally worth it!...

    Clearly that took a while but totally worth it! What better than the family gathering place to appreciate it.
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    Very true Brian. An 8 thou dip in a 24” granite...

    Very true Brian. An 8 thou dip in a 24” granite slab is disappointing. I wonder if anchoring the edges to the leg stretchers with the 5th leg as a pivot will work to straighten it or just want to...
  11. I just spilt my beer!! Can I have 4.5” ?

    I just spilt my beer!! Can I have 4.5” ?
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    Most around here are very small, larger ones are...

    Most around here are very small, larger ones are expensive. It seems 2” is a very common thickness for the small ones. Mine is 9/8”, as I’m not a machinist I hope to achieve enough accuracy to...
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    Not a dumb question Steve, I’ve asked myself the...

    Not a dumb question Steve, I’ve asked myself the same question! The only reason would be for trueing the bottom of longer planes. When doing the figure of 8 across the whole surface the ends would...
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    If you come across a source of the brass fixtures...

    If you come across a source of the brass fixtures for the slats I would like to know. Brass screw inserts are easy to find but the flat head round brass bolts are elusive but very classy. There may...
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    Kris, I think the weight of the granite would sag...

    Kris, I think the weight of the granite would sag the cross member in time. To flatten the top I may have to use anchors on the edges and use the middle leg as a fulcrum. The top stretchers will be...
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    You can still buy Jennings from Thomas Flynn in...

    You can still buy Jennings from Thomas Flynn in the UK. The lead screw point seems longer which is what you want for soft woods, only two cutters and their photo of the bit is very poor. They claim...
  17. Biscotti for my afternoon tea break. Taken for...

    Biscotti for my afternoon tea break. Taken for granted until I run out.
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    Yes Greg, I had looked at Lie Nielsen, their 2”...

    Yes Greg, I had looked at Lie Nielsen, their 2” top is flatter at the moment; also very heavy! On a flat surface mine is about 0.003” in 6”; but that is because of the ‘dip’ in the middle. Local...
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    A Workshop Luxury- Build

    Decided to spoil myself and free my snack table of those lumps of stone. Managed to find an attractive granite off cut the right colour. Price was right until I was asked if I would like the edges...
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    Showed my wife the chair, now she wants two....

    Showed my wife the chair, now she wants two. Previously I’ve made outdoor furniture with white cedar but the curved seat cries out for hardwood not cedar. Your wood choice looks very affordable....
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    My analysis compares force vectors in similar set...

    My analysis compares force vectors in similar set ups. Testing the pull out force to destruction is pointless as in the real world resisting wracking is the goal, the force applied to the shoulders...
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    My grandparents had such a clock with a lovely...

    My grandparents had such a clock with a lovely smooth sweep, from the era of handlebar moustaches. It could survive the German blitz without jumping off the mantelpiece as the bombs fell. Must have...
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    OK Joshua lets do some simple maths. Your tenon...

    OK Joshua lets do some simple maths. Your tenon slope, all one of them is at about 15 degrees, as you increase the angle, say to 45 degrees the longitudinal force from wedging increases; would you...
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    Joshua, over a third of your bench hangs over the...

    Joshua, over a third of your bench hangs over the leg. This will make your bench unstable and wobble in use. Moravians generally are smaller with much thinner tops. The weight ratio of top to bottom...
  25. Traditional tail vise, non-traditional wood holding.

    One benefit of the traditional design, a great way to hold poles for a spokeshave.
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