Ludo Boutin

  • Ludo Boutin replied to the topic Apron thickness in the forum Workbench 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good luck,
    we’re all Learning woodworking and sometimes it seems that Nothing is going in the right direction.
    Maybe tyou could use your thin apron for your wellboard?

  • I’ve got 1 question regarding the vise.
    I’ve installed it, it’s well against the apron (just a little gap at the bottom) but when I clamp a piece in it, it is not vertical. There is a little angle.
    So if I clamp […]

  • Thanks for your help.
    I’ll do my flattening keeping this in mind.

    I think flattening is one of the thing that is difficult to explain by writing and even by video.

  • How flat is flat?
    I remember this sentence in one blog of Paul. I have difficulties to have benchtop flat in all directions. I will still work on it before installing the vise to be sure to have enough margin. I […]

  • Ludo Boutin replied to the topic Apron thickness in the forum Workbench 11 months ago

    Hello,
    I’m also a newbie and many questions but just to help you :
    – I think that 33mm is still ok
    – The legs won’t go up to the top of this apron so it won’t be enough to flatten the apron. But if it’s the one you’re gluing to the benchtop then it should be enough to have a flat apron.

  • Hello,
    if it’s come fine without removing the “bow” than I’d choose option (b) which seems easier. You’ll loose less wood and there will be no risk to introduce non square edges.

    Ludo.

  • Hello,
    Yes, the mortise lenght is based on your rail width.

    Ludo.

  • Ludo Boutin commented on the video, Workbench 1 year, 4 months ago

    Thanks Larry Geib for your help.
    It gives me many ideas.

    (sorry I cannot reply to your post, there are too many answers I think)

  • Ludo Boutin commented on the video, Workbench 1 year, 4 months ago

    Thanks for your answer.
    I often clamp my sharpening board on the top of the bench.
    Also I regularly clamp thin wooden pieces to plan thin boards on the bench. Thin boards tend to bend on their lenght if I only […]

  • Ludo Boutin commented on the video, Workbench 1 year, 4 months ago

    Hello,
    Am I the only one concerned about clamping on the top of the workbench?
    any idea to be able to do it with this plan?

    thanks,
    Ludo.

  • Ludo Boutin commented on the video, Workbench 1 year, 4 months ago

    I was also wondering if I should wait to have more episods before starting.
    I’m wondering if gluing the top and leaving it for weeks before assembling is a good idea. It could maybe move, twist depending on the conditions.

  • Ludo Boutin commented on the video, Workbench 1 year, 4 months ago

    Hello,
    Again a very interesting serie I will follow carefully!
    I have learned a lot from you. Thank you to Paul Sellers and all the team for providing so much content of such quality! It’s really […]

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