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    That makes sense Tom, I was asking that of Steven...

    That makes sense Tom, I was asking that of Steven because he said it ďbounces off the woodĒ.
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    Lie Nielsen website recommends using a fine grit...

    Lie Nielsen website recommends using a fine grit slip stone with square edges for sharpening theirs.

    Also just checking but are you just paring the corners or trying to hog out material? The...
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    Thanks Derek, luckily for me it is Osvaldo who...

    Thanks Derek, luckily for me it is Osvaldo who has this dilemma, but at least he now has some instruction if that is the route he wants to go. I personally use either a vintage Bailey no 4 converted...
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    Based on the types of irons heís swapping out Iíd...

    Based on the types of irons heís swapping out Iíd be willing to bet heís using the low angle (bevel up) jack, which means he can open and close the mouth at will. I think without buying another plane...
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    Yeah, I was mostly answering Johnís question of...

    Yeah, I was mostly answering Johnís question of whether Iíd considered Moravian or not, which I guess was a no until I was already too far in lol. I didnít start this thread until the wood was cut,...
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    The Moravian definitely looks like the better...

    The Moravian definitely looks like the better knockdown option. I really only plan to take it apart once when I move out of this apartment though, which honestly probably wonít be for a few years...
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    Haha if only, I worked for a moving company all...

    Haha if only, I worked for a moving company all through high school, not scared of moving heavy things up and down stairs. If it was just stairs that’d be one thing. It’s mainly getting it past the...
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    Update: Moving forward with the bench build, itís...

    Update: Moving forward with the bench build, itís mounted on a couple sawhorses right now until I build the base, but Iíve marked everything out on the tops and went ahead with drilling the dog...
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    Let me start by saying the table saw/ crosscut...

    Let me start by saying the table saw/ crosscut sled method will definitely work, and work well... but the man already has a miter saw which will work even better once setup properly. (Blade is...
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    As Steven mentioned the plough (plow) plane is a...

    As Steven mentioned the plough (plow) plane is a great option, there are several other options as well, including wooden moulding planes (you can even make these yourself), or a tongue and groove...
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    I think heís talking about the gap measured at...

    I think heís talking about the gap measured at the end of the ruler, not an actual 1/8Ē hump which would be glaringly obvious without a square.
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    I know this is the Neander forum, but if youíre...

    I know this is the Neander forum, but if youíre already using a miter saw, my recommendation would be to learn to set it up properly. If you donít have the instruction manual anymore I would put the...
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    I reposted it in the Neanderthal forum,...

    I reposted it in the Neanderthal forum, definitely got more responses. Donít know how to/ if I can delete it.
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    Thereís a local sawmill here in Tucson called...

    Thereís a local sawmill here in Tucson called King Mesquite, they have it in even larger sizes, no lamination necessary. I did laminate the tops myself out of 8/4 beech. I sent the owner a cut list...
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    Follow up question on the dowels now. Is the...

    Follow up question on the dowels now. Is the suggestion for metric bits due to the fact that the dowels wouldnít be exactly the right size and so metric gives more options for closer matching? Or are...
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    Thanks for all the reassurance I am now only 10%...

    Thanks for all the reassurance I am now only 10% afraid the whole thing will explode.

    Ken, since youíve used them before, do you have any suggestions for sourcing the dowels for the loose tenons?...
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    Thanks for the response. I think I was right to...

    Thanks for the response. I think I was right to move the thread here :).

    Iím not concerned about the overhangs themselves as they seem pretty standard, there are a few things that are different...
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    Split Top Roubo Suggestions

    I posted this in the design forum yesterday, but on second glance that forum seems less active and since I will be mainly using the bench for hand tool work and there are a lot of bench threads in...
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    Split Top Roubo Base Suggestions

    Iím currently in the process of building a split top Roubo bench a la Benchcrafted design plans. The 2 tops are 3Ēx12Ēx72Ē each. Iíll be installing the benchcrafted tail vise, but will be using a...
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