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05-18-2021 06:54 PM

Butcher Block Roubo Question - 8 replies

After puzzling over what to do with the 30 solid oak stair balusters I have in my garage (don’t ask), I had an idea: cut out the turned portion of each baluster to get two 3.5” square pieces (13” and 22” long), which I would glue together into a butcher block roubo bench top. Then, in addition to glue, add domino tenons f...

05-10-2021 03:09 PM

Tail Vise Questions - 17 replies

Need the collective wisdom of LJ on the controversial topic of tail/end vises. I have a 5” thick roubo bench with a leg vise installed at the front (left side) and a sliding deadman. This setup works great for edge jointing, but I need a better solution for face jointing long boards. Since I have an extra Pony Jorgensen 4×10 In ...

02-08-2021 09:23 PM

Super Dust Deputy XL - 8 replies

I need the hive mind’s help again with a dust collection question. This past weekend a guy who was moving offered me his Super Dust Deputy XL kit (including dust bin and long run of 6” hose) for $100. The deal was too good to pass up, since I figured I could sell it for more if I can’t use it myself. Currently, I have a H...

02-02-2021 08:08 PM

Help identifying a Veritas jig - 5 replies

Need the hive mind to help me identify the jig in the attached image. I found it at the bottom of a box of woodworking tools I bought at an auction. I can’t find anything like it online. Thanks!

11-13-2020 03:12 PM

Cutting mortises - spiral upcut router bit vs drill press forstner bit - 7 replies

I need to make some mortises in walnut that measure 1/2-in. wide by 2-in. by 1-in. long for a furniture project. Since I don’t have a dedicated mortiser, I’m trying to decide whether to use the forstner bit and chisel method vs. using a spiral upcut bit in my router. It seems like the router method would leave less chisel clean up. A...

08-03-2020 08:25 PM

Another Dust Collection Question - 13 replies

Hello everyone. New to woodworking and making first post here. After reading about dust collection in posts here and on Bill Pentz’ blog, I understand that DC (particularly fine dust collection) is paramount in shop set up. I also have allergies, so inadequate DC could quickly ruin my new hobby. Since my shop is small (half a two car...


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