mike forbes

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  • #681883
    mike forbes
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    I go with what will look good to you! I made mine out of maple so glueup wasn’t noticeable as say oak can be. I used two boards

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #136642
    mike forbes
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    I made mine an inch thick and 46″ long. Solid as can be. I think what frank said would be good. That center piece underneath provides a lot of support.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #135486
    mike forbes
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    Thanks, I liked the darker version as well! I am going to start a cutting board with walnut in the middle and maple for the breadboards next.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #135365
    mike forbes
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    It turned out well. Maple was challenging. I should have done one in pine first as well. But most of my mistakes were easily covered and this bench is a rock! I left the arches of the side of the legs and modified things a bit for length. Height, I am 6′ 3″ so I raised Tyler’s by two inches. Overall I am quite happy with it.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

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    #131803
    mike forbes
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    Any opinions on making it longer say 46 inches instead of the 27? Would you leave the rest of the proportions alone? I haven’t watched all the videos on it yet but I hope to get started in the next week or so.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #128423
    mike forbes
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    Don’t forget the tool dealers Jimbodetools.com, http://hyperkitten.com/, and others that have useable tools in addition to the nice ones and can be quite reasonable compared to ebay with a person to call. Craiglist I picked up a #4 type 11 for 20 bucks. if you haven’t been to http://supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html Patricks Blood and Gore on Stanley planes you must go.

    Patience is required for all of the above sites 🙂 deals come across, Jim has free shipping, hyperkitten is first to the email, pay after you are happy with it.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #128082
    mike forbes
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    Love the drawings, love sketchup to get the 360 view.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127752
    mike forbes
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    Looks very nicely done!

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127638
    mike forbes
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    My parents picked me up a set in Wisconsin and are supposed to be shipping them out. I have got to try these out!

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127622
    mike forbes
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    I have been happy with my Gramercy saws from tools for working wood, still affordable versus custom saw places. Buy two of what you like when you see them is what I have learned 🙂

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127562
    mike forbes
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    If it doesn’t go to plan, change the plan. I added an inch of height to mine after I glued up the carcase but before adding the top and bottom. Nice thing about Paul’s stuff is there is no set plan, right way or wrong way!

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127505
    mike forbes
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    That looks like you are of to a great start!

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127468
    mike forbes
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    David, I work on my front porch so I understand the apartment dwellers issues. Fine woodworking attempts to cover hand tools but they are mainly focused where the money is in power tools.

    That small stuff is extremely dangerous on the power tools, fortunately I have all my fingers still. The chop saw, I clamp everything, I have had it shoot small stuff across the room. Not that one can’t get cut on hand tools 🙂

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127449
    mike forbes
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    I have to say this is one of the most behaved forums I have been on. I am a mixed user myself. Mainly I still use my bandsaw, surface planer and drill press. Everything has its place, depends what one is trying to do. I myself also got tired of making jigs instead of making furniture!

    Building my tool chest I realized I could do things I could not do with power tools, small stuff, precision fit for mounting my tools to the top. I made them quicker and easier than I ever could have on a 100% power tool setup. It was quite eye opening to see how inaccurate my power tools are and how they are used compared to finishing up with a #4.

    Lots of people never grow up, insecurity and lack of clue knows no boundaries of age, income, etc. Just ignore them and hang out over here 🙂

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127429
    mike forbes
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    They look great! I am starting on this project myself shortly. Thanks for the motivation.

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

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