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  1. 6x4

    Sash scribing and gouging

    Interesting. Do you think there was a reason for a knock down sash, or was it simply that available glue wasn’t weatherproof so had no purpose anyway? [edit - found the answer in the video now, yes, no purpose being there] this is a good thread thanks.
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    Loose tenons for workbench

    I fear you're right, a 38mm max through tenon probably isn’t going to work well in a workshop without some other joinery, blocks or gussets in the corners and that’s probably not what you’re trying to achieve with you M/T practice anyway? If you’ve already got the 38x89 stock, laminating that...
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    Does cheap dust extraction hose exist?

    Above and below is much better and the crown guard should have a min ~63mm dust port, I’ve used piddly 30mm and 50mm ones before and they were binned and replaced. Of course that’ll be another hose you’ll need, sorry.
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    Loose tenons for workbench

    Depends. There’s a workbench thread earlier this week and @Droogs helped reset the conversation by asking if it was for hand tool use or just power tools. To build something up to hand planing ( lots of sideways force) I went for 100x100 minimum for legs, with mortises as you describe. These...
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    Right terminology for various parts of doors, windows etc on Benchtalk101

    Thanks for the link Andy, that was worth coming indoors for. I’ve found a new source of knowledge there I think.
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    Workbench design questions

    At a brief glance he's built something as solid as a Roubo (unless I missed something) and put an apron on the front. It's good he shows a crochet (hook) for planing which will help you if you want to work without a vice at first. That design loses the clamping advantages of a roubo and...
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    Workbench design questions

    No, don't shave your legs. Seriously as others have pointed out, stout legs are what a bench should be about. When you first mentioned aprons I though you were building a trad 'English' bench (a bit like Jacob's picture) , with aprons used to provide clamping surface for longer boards on edge...
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    Workbench design questions

    No argument with the picture Jacob posted for the overall bench. My point was as attached here
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    Workbench design questions

    Agree with both those points. Also if I understand you, you are describing butting the apron underneath the top, I think your life and end result will be better with a deeper 2x6 or 2x8 on the front added to the edge of the laminated top. This will help you clamp to the front. A rebate in that...
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    Help a newbie - Stanley 5 1/2 plane

    How do the blade back or cap iron behave on a flat surface ( not just a straight edge) eg float glass? Do they rock, do they show twist?
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    UK & Ireland TIMBER YARDS - PLEASE Add Your Favourites

    Country: Scotland Region Glasgow Vendor name: Reid Timber Town/City: Glasgow Hobby friendly (yes or no):yes Self select:yes Home delivery (yes or no): partial Online ordering (yes or no): partial Prices visible at the yard (yes or no): yes Domestic hardwoods (yes or no, or list the available...
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    UK & Ireland TIMBER YARDS - PLEASE Add Your Favourites

    Country: Scotland Region Glasgow Vendor name: Paterson timber Town/City: Glasgow Hobby friendly (yes or no): yes, but phone ahead. They will quote off a cut list / design. Self select: yes Home delivery (yes or no): no Online ordering (yes or no): no Prices visible at the yard (yes or no): no -...
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    Table saw blade decision

    Doug’s blades are good( I’ve joined that bandwagon elsewhere) and his FTG blade is indeed useful if you want to use it for joinery. I did rip a hell of a lot of SYP for a bench top last year and this combination did the job on a 10” saw with a 3.2 mm kerf. a couple of thoughts about your...
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    Advice for router table build

    Is everything featherboarded within an inch of its life? Does the outfeed side of the work have capacity to move toward the fence/tilt/fall once the bead is cut, if so would an approx negative profile on the outfeed side help support this? Is it even that the work is vibrating when it...
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    Advice for router table build

    When I changed from a commercially made one to my own make I looked at Tufnol, fireback laminate etc. and ended up with ......... Formica, laminated onto 2 x 19 mm sheets. I don’t like mdf in general but in this case it’s the most stable, the Formica laminate is on top AND bottom of course. With...
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    Table Saw Blades

    Cutting Solutions seconded by me, I have 3 blades, plenty of carbide on them and some specialist grinds if that’s what you need.
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    Tear out when drilling holes

    Absolutely right, that works well with brad point, lip/spur and originally brace bits too. Sharp, quality bits at higher speeds with light pressure will work well. An initial experiment with a Fisch Brad point and a hand drill on decent birch ply showed I almost had to hold back as it was so...