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    Ok. How long is the remaining tenon on the end...

    Ok. How long is the remaining tenon on the end of your front stretcher where it goes into the vise leg? Now that you have trimmed it I mean. I haven't seen Marc's video and didn't realize there...
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    Steven does have a point. Likewise I suspect...

    Steven does have a point.

    Likewise I suspect I will have confidence in my glue up skills before this enormous piece of Doug Fir is done seasoning. But to get the confidence I need to do...
  3. I have a different spoke shave than that one, but...

    I have a different spoke shave than that one, but I often find when I am getting chatter I am taking too much of a cut. You did mention it was cutting OK in softer wood.

    I did internet search for...
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    My chop blank is 3.5 x 13x 40. The cat litter is...

    My chop blank is 3.5 x 13x 40. The cat litter is a 45# box. Running low on TP during a lockdown is undesirable, running out of cat litter before spring would be unbearable. The first few bench...
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    Another way to look at it is to compare,...

    Another way to look at it is to compare, relatively, the insulation of the shop door to the insulation in the walls of your shop and then look at the insulation in walls and windows of your home.
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    Thanks Michael! Just carry it full width a...

    Thanks Michael! Just carry it full width a couple inches below the screw hole before the taper. That sounds doable and leave a lot of flexibility for those who want to do swoopy stuff.

    I do...
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    Saw nut with "Warranted Superior" on it is an...

    Saw nut with "Warranted Superior" on it is an ideal practice saw. Practice restoring. Practice sharpening. Not a valuable antique you might destroy by accident or n00bness, but probably a great...
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    Looking good Bob. Have you glued the...

    Looking good Bob. Have you glued the undercarriage together yet, or just had it clamped?

    If you have glued it up, there you go.

    If you haven't, what is the cross section of your face vise...
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    Nice till for sure. Since I joined here it...

    Nice till for sure. Since I joined here it occured to me to check the price per board foot for home center pine. I don't know local prices for you, but when I go to my local hardwood purveyor with...
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    I think I am committed on everything now, I did...

    I think I am committed on everything now, I did get my chop blank today. It has no grade stamp on it. By hand (I have not taken a class and am not certified) with the WWPA grading book open I have...
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    With a bit if time to stew on it, the one thing I...

    With a bit if time to stew on it, the one thing I am least likely to do is take this bench apart to replace the vise leg. I just don't want to put that much effort into it. I glued the pegs in.
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    I like it, especially the continuous grain on the...

    I like it, especially the continuous grain on the drawer fronts.
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    And a closer view of the back side of the vise...

    And a closer view of the back side of the vise leg with the side stretcher coming in from above. I don't like it.
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    The two pictures I posted of the vise leg...

    The two pictures I posted of the vise leg yesterday were taken yesterday.

    I looked at a few pics from Jan 2019 in my phone, edited them to upload and now I can't find them in my phone while it is...
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    I guess I have enough of a plan for Michael or...

    I guess I have enough of a plan for Michael or anyone else with a background in higher mathematics to take a shot at it. From a timberframe perspective, for a building, this simply doesn't work. ...
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    What needs to be done to the remaining 16 totes,...

    What needs to be done to the remaining 16 totes, and how big of a hurry are you in? I have lung reaction to hickory and white oak coming off the lathe already, but I got N95 masks coming out my...
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    I agree with you here. On all the models I tried...

    I agree with you here. On all the models I tried Fiber stress in bending (FSB) and Modulus of Elasticity (MoE) were the key components to stiffness. Is MoE the same as elastic modulus? I am not...
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    I think you did good on this one. That was not...

    I think you did good on this one. That was not an ideal set of veneers to choose from, but putting the dark ones under one drawer pull and the light ones under the other drawer pull, good choice. I...
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    I have a fixed height stool in my shop that isn't...

    I have a fixed height stool in my shop that isn't comfortable to sit at - until I put one foot on the shelf of my workbench and then lever my knee under the bench top, clamping myself to the...
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    You will want some kind of chair pad under that. ...

    You will want some kind of chair pad under that. You might also check if one of your local hospitals has surpus sales occasionally. There is a similar special chair, an anesthesiology chair, used...
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    A couple items and then I will have to leave this...

    A couple items and then I will have to leave this be for a few days.

    I have written down on my Monday to do list the phone number for NELMA so I can order the grading guide for northeast and great...
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    I think we can model a vise chop as a simple beam...

    I think we can model a vise chop as a simple beam with a point load. The screw ought to be able to generate enough force to ignore gravity. Simple drawing attached. The beam calculators I have...
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    I have rehabbed a few Bailey's now, only got beat buy one of them. I have two Baileys that are post WWII production, one was my grandfathers and the other I got for $15 as part of a larger...
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    There were no useful pics of the iron and...

    There were no useful pics of the iron and chipbreaker in the tuning/ fettling thread linked above. I count, minimum, 1.25" usable tempered steel remaining on the iron. Chip breaker does need to be...
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    Yay!! Data! Appreciate it. I did find my...

    Yay!! Data! Appreciate it.

    I did find my c.2010 Chris Schrawz workbench book last night. In 2010 he used one piece of 8/4 maple for the chop with no objective reasons provided. Same author,...
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