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STL245: Hope chest or nope chest?


Query 1:

From Adam:
How do you propose to method a venture, and in what order? I usually discover myself stumbling by one thing afterward in a venture as a result of I’ve jumped the gun earlier and simply needed to reduce that joinery too quickly, or pre-pre-finish.

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Query 2:

From Andrew:
I made a toy field lid and my glue up was 4 boards large. I did breadboard ends to stabilize the panel and account for wooden motion, however my query is concerning the pins. If I had an odd variety of boards on my glue up I’d go away the middle pin mounted and make the outer pin holes rectangular on the tenon. However with 4 boards I didn’t need the pin by the glue joint on the heart, so I picked one board off heart and held that mounted after which made the opposite three rectangular on the tenon. Was that the appropriate approach to try this? What would you’ve performed on a good quantity panel glue up for breadboard finish pins?

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Query 3:

From Anthony:

My Shapton Glass 16,000 is nearing the top of its life after 2 1/2 years. I’ve been more than happy with it, however I’m contemplating switching to an Arkansas stone for the ultimate sharpening. Nothing towards the Shapton or different whetstones – I simply don’t take pleasure in pausing to flatten it, particularly if I’m sharpening a bunch of instruments unexpectedly.

It seems that there’s a Black Arkansas stone that’s categorised as even finer than the Translucent stones different shops market as the best grit. It’s solely barely dearer than a alternative Shapton, however I’d worth the time gained again from not flattening a stone after each software, and it will final without end (theoretically).

So, to my query! Has anybody at Wonderful Woodworking used the Black Arkansas from Dan’s and are in a position to present suggestions on it? How excessive a polish/eager an edge can it produce compared to one thing like a Shapton? Will it ever actually must be flattened?

Query 4:

From Scott:

My spouse desires a toy/blanket/hope chest to retailer children toys and gown up cloths in.  On face e book market place I can discover used one for much less the. 100.  to construct one for myself is about 200$.  And truthfully 5-6 months of labor (few hours right here and there).

When do you construct vs purchase??

Arts and Crafts chest

Nancy Hiller builds a time-tested and versatile chest initially designed by Ernest Gimson.


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