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  • #611766
    jimbobulator
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    Drilled a couple of holes through the fence and carefully planed up a piece of cherry tonight. It’s looking pretty darn square when attached, you can see the angle I added in the attached picture.

    Only downside is it’s still a bit thick and so limits the width of my cut a little. I’ll cut it down if I ever need a wider cut.

    Just need to oil and wax the cherry, clean up the plane a bit and do some sharpening. Oh, and then learn how to actually use the thing.

    Thanks again for the tips and encouragement to fix it properly.

    #610313
    jimbobulator
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    I bought the tool about 4 months ago and I am just now getting around to looking at it… I guess I was a bit optimistic on how quickly I’d get to the wellboard fitting stage of my bench build :). It’s not upsetting me really, I’m just looking to get the tool into working order – I’d rather fix it and use it than trash it or pass it along.

    Indeed, you make a good point regarding glue/tape. Thanks again for the advise.

    #610291
    jimbobulator
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    Thank you for the responses. Very interesting and good info!

    However, I’m afraid I was not describing the problem well enough. It’s square in the direction parallel to the plane movement, forward and backward. It’s not square in the vertical plane, so that my rebates have a sloped bottom, deeper at the edge and shallow on the inside corner. I attached a photo explaining.

    I expect I can correct this with a scrap of wood, just tapering it in the right axis. Do you think superglue or double sided tape would work here? I have some apple, cherry and walnut scraps I can use, so that’s no problem (no cocobolo or rosewood sadly).

    woden.squarness

    Cheers,
    Jim

    #603215
    jimbobulator
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    Thanks for the input, Benoit.

    “If you look at the 2012 workbench built: https://paulsellers.com/2012/06/making-the-workbench-7/
    I had forgotten about the older bench style having the gap.

    “The bearers are not there to prevent bench-top sagging as the top is much more thick…”
    Regarding sagging, I was thinking of the bearer itself sagging , not the top.

    I plan to fill the gap anyways since it’s cheap and quick. Gives me more practice dimensioning. I might end up poking holes in the rail anyways in the future if I decide I need an end vise, but I can cross that bridge later.

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    #602653
    jimbobulator
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    Ecky: Thanks, it makes sense. The answer, as always, is don’t take the shortcut :).

    Sven-Olof: thanks for the thoughts. It’s not going to take me much time to fill the gap so I’ll just do it, I think. I’ve already overanalyzed it more than it’s worth.

    FWIW, my top is about 70mm spruce, relatively soft though.

    Cheers

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