Curved top box build
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  Re: Curved top box build by Aram (I'm working on a cha...)
Yeah, this is getting interesting. Pear is fine and hard enough to demand every joint be dead on and this curved top has upped the game considerably.

I can relate to the false starts. Persevere.
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  Re: RE: Curved top box build by TomFromStLouis (Yeah, this is gettin...)
(05-06-2019, 11:32 PM)TomFromStLouis Wrote: Yeah, this is getting interesting. Pear is fine and hard enough to demand every joint be dead on and this curved top has upped the game considerably.
I agree, and I'm not convinced I'm quite there. Either way it's a fun build.

I can relate to the false starts. Persevere.
Always.
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  Re: RE: Curved top box build by Aram ([quote='TomFromStLou...)
Photography is outstanding !!!!
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#30
  Re: RE: Curved top box build by Aram (Getting back to it, ...)
(01-28-2019, 12:29 AM)Aram Wrote: Getting back to it, did a bit more this weekend. Fingers skinned at the lumberyard, but it was worth it. Not much hand work to show this weekend, though I did get to use my skew rabbet plane for the box bottom. It makes some of my favorite shaving piles.

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I want to get to the top soon, but first, I needed to make a new plane specifically for this build. It's about 15" long -- so, I guess you could call it a jack -- but with a tight throat for precision shavings.

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I've built a lot of Krenov-style woodies, and you never know how temperamental any given one will be. This one came together easily, and for some reason is extremely easy to adjust. Sweet shavings.

I'm not going to make it pretty, but I'm shaping it a bit. Here's some work with a home-built spokeshave.




Sidebar: It turns out Ron Hock's new Krenov blades are spec-ed flatter than before, and, according to Ron, are easier to dress. I believe it. The tradeoff is, they are no longer hollow ground. On a blade this thick, I prefer a hollow for sharpening. I dug up a forgotten blade I bought from David Finck, back when he was making and selling them. It came hollow, so I went with it. Good choice, except I forgot that he shipped them blunt, and I mean with a distinct radius where the sharp part goes. So I had to grind it anyway. Rolleyes Big Grin  Nice blade though.

That's it for this weekend.

That skew plane and the woodie are fantastic.  Yes Yes

Did you make your router table??  We need one and yours looks like it is very nice.  Do you have the plans for it???

Also I see this is an old post but it is still nice to see.
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#31
  Re: RE: Curved top box build by Arlin Eastman ([quote='Aram' pid='7...)
(05-07-2019, 01:07 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: That skew plane and the woodie are fantastic.  Yes Yes

Did you make your router table??  We need one and yours looks like it is very nice.  Do you have the plans for it???

Also I see this is an old post but it is still nice to see.

Hi Arlin,

I did build the router table. I made it for my Unisaw, and luckily was able to fit it into my PM66. No plans, just an overbuilt torsion box -- sorry. I kinda winged it and it worked out ok. One thing I would do differently is slope the bottom of the dust box that surrounds the router. It's flat, and although it works ok it leaves a lot of chips and dust on the bottom.
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Aram, defying laws of geometry

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  Re: RE: Curved top box build by Timberwolf (Photography is outst...)
(05-07-2019, 10:54 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: Photography is outstanding !!!!

Thank you. I hope the woodworking will be at least decent. This is a good challenge for me.
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