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Workbench Build #5: check out the crook....

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 05-27-2011 04:17 AM 1850 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I was thinking about using some more Jabota to finish off the bench and I unloaded the rest of the boards from the bottom of the stack. I guess I forget how crooked they were:

Amazingly, that 8.5” wide piece of Jabota is almost flat, but look at the crook!

I am considering using the crook board for end caps and vice faces (it’s 12’ long) along with some Curly Maple for proper accent.

Also ripped some Hard Maple which came from the Mille Lacs Lake area to use as the front and rear apron – this is a mockup – not glued:

I am defineately at that “not exactly sure” what the right next step of the project is, but will continue to make it up as I go….......

Oh, I should mention – got a really cool plane last Sunday (before the tornado) – check this baby out – an E.C. Emmerich 701 Jointer plane (Craigslist for 1/3 retail):

There is no way however – I am going to attempt the “Crook” with the new Emmerich tho…....

Thanks for looking….

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.



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fernandoindia

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 04:44 AM

Nice looking Jointer plane Jeff,

I wonder in my unknown nature, if you cut the jatoba in 2 or 3 pieces, that crook will almost disapear. Am I correct?

BTW, that top is starting to look as an elevated bowling lane !!

I continue to enjoy this journey

-- Back home. Fernando

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Dave

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 04:52 AM

OK at least break in the new plane on the new bench. After its finished. Cant wait to see the accents on the bench. Looking GOOD. Very cool plane;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 04:56 AM

Hey Fernando – you are right – the crook will disappear when I cut the board up, which I think I will do….just wanted to make sure it was OK with you….thanks!

And yes – we will have elevated bowling tourney’s every Friday after work….all LJ’s can bowl for free…..

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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JL7

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 05:00 AM

Hey Dave – I have actually tried the new plane out on the maple aprons…....very cool…..this is an awesome tool…..

I may ask for your help on the apron dovetails….this will be a first for me…..

Thanks for the great comments.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 05:46 AM

Dovetails…. pull up a chair.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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