@delong1974active 22 hours, 3 minutes ago
It’s probably just superficial where the glue didn’t squeeze to the edge of the lamination. Looks fine to me. Like Dean said, squeeze some glue in there if it makes you uncomfortable.
Fantastic work! This is a part that is often missing on 45’s. Now we all know how to get a replacement screw instead of buying a second 45 if an original screw isn’t available on the market someplace.
You can just screw the wellboard to the bearers. Works fine. That is what I did for my bench with a pine 1×10. I had some misgivings that there would be too much flex, but once the board is screwed down it is quite stiff. Just make sure to thoroughly countersink the screw holes. If you want to go one extra step you can make plugs and plug the…[Read more]
Thanks, Byron. I’ve long since bought a replacement screw. I do still think it would be worthwhile if we can figure out the type of screw so others can go to the hardware store, hopefully, rather than hunt and peck for a 100 year old replacement screw.
The problem in part are Ebay trolls who list used tools by LN and LV at above-new prices and call them “vintage.” They don’t know what they are talking about, or are taking advantage, or both. “Collectible” old stock is outrageous because collectors are, incomprehensibly, paying higher prices for widely available tool stock.
Regular home center kiln-dried 2×4 and 2×6 work just fine for the top and stretchers. You can use home center 4×4 for the legs, or 4×6 beams (which will almost always be green and you have to let them dry out), or glue up two 2×4’s or 2×6’s.
I used 4×6 green Doug Fir beams for my workbench legs, let them dry out for a year in the garage, worked…[Read more]
I’ve never encountered a situation where I wished I could get my fingers behind the piece in my flush vise. I’m sure there are such situations, and Paul has no doubt encountered plenty of them in daily work for 50 years, but it hasn’t been an issue for me.
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