Rob Drown

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  • #554194
    Rob Drown
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    Nice videos. Thanks guys. Derek, have you seen plans for the vise mounted shave pony?

    #554178
    Rob Drown
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    Absolutely fascinating. Imagine the drawings that were required to make the patterns and the pieces to make the glue ups. Wow. Thank you. Where did you find this amazing video?

    #549634
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    I used an evaporative “swamp cooler” for 7 years in central California. Not as hot and more humid than Pheonix. Highs of 110 not 120. The cooler was sized for my garage, 500 sq ft. I only used my cooler to take 20 degrees of my garage. I turned the water off as much as possible. The air was forced into and out of my shop. The fan blew in fresh dry air and the wet air was pushed out. I watched for warpage every time I used the cooler any significant amount of time. I found None. Zero damage to my wood. No raised grain, cupping or movement that I could detect. No rust on tools. I think as long as the air is kept dry when you are not using the space, the air flows through, (dry in – wet out)and your cooler is not oversized there will be no damage. My garage including the metal door was insulated.

    #139155
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    I think sharpening is the key to working with hand tools. If you get it sharp, whatever tool will work wonderfully.

    I use a tormec and water stones. A good friend uses 3m metal polishing films. Used properly any system works. Use what you like understand and can afford. The principals are the same. The film works really well for flattening a plane bottom. The tormec puts a hollow grind on everything.

    #135019
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    http://www.timothyclark.com/t_ttable.html

    It looks to me like a tressel design. Ck out on line some successful geometries. Most tressel columns are around 8″ wide. Your tressel has to resist the load of someone leaning on the outside corner of the top. Three inches isn’t wide enough. Plenty thick.

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