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05-26-2015 08:02 PM

Roubo Question for "experts" or obsessive - 5 replies

I’ve been in the process of looking over the Roubo workbench design. I’ve read, reviewed and obsessed over may of the details that so many people claim to make this the “Cadillac” of workbenches. I have one simple inquisitive observation that I can’t completely understand or agree with so in a question format…...

03-27-2015 01:53 AM

A batch of tools to add to the mix - 3 replies

I have been envious of the tool makers in the group so I thought I would make a few of my own..I’m not sure where the belong since they’re just for me working in my shop. I hope the right image shows up. Sorry my picture taking skills aren’t that good (I don’t prepare and consider lighting etc. I’d rather just work ...

10-14-2014 02:38 PM

Finish for hand tools? - 3 replies

I’m in the process of making a wood and brass Marking Gauge.I have some nice local black walnut and it looks good against the polished brass.What are the typical high end gauges finished with? Is the product suitable to finish over the brass too and if not what should be placed over the brass to keep its high polish look? Part of me says t...

03-22-2013 08:44 AM

Cyclone Dust collection - 12 replies

I’m considering dust collection in my shop and may have an opportunity to buy a cyclone type system but noticed it only has a 1-1/2 HP 1PH motor. Most of these systems seem to have considerably larger motors. I know there are tons of proponents of different systems here so I didn’t mention any brands. It is an older (5-10 years old) ...

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