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  • Ryan Rose
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    I appreciate the help.  Since my original post I’ve watched probably 50 videos on benches and read about half of Christopher Schwarz’s work bech book. So ive changed my mind a bit, im not going to put an apron on it.  I want the legs flush with the top, so i can clamp longer pieces to the edge of the top.

    My current bench is 37 1/2 inches tall which comes to the middle of my hand.  Im 6’3″ and i have back problems so i dont want to stoop alot.  I only have a tail vice on my current bench its a single screw so it always racks unless i use a scrap piece of wood as a spacer.  Last night i drilled a line of dog holes with a hole every 3 inches so that should help some for the time being.

     

    Im thinking a leg vice with a sliding deadman  for the face, to work the edges of boards.  and a twin screw vice as a tail vice, which i can use with dogs to secure pieces flat to the top, and if the screws are wide enough i can use it for dovetails, and tennons.

     

  • Ryan Rose
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    Thanks for the advice.  Someone tacked a piece of brass over the mouth.   This one may take some time because I don’t have the tools or the skills yet to rip a piece thin enough to laminate over the cracked sides.  Do you think a resole is needed?

  • Ryan Rose
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    I did end up gluing the shelves into the datos.  And pinned with two dowels per shelf.  I still need to figure out the back.  I don’t have anything big enough to cover it.  I may end up gluing and pinning several 1×4’s together to create the back.

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  • Ryan Rose
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    Thanks for the advice. Ironically I made this with hand tools only. I love that little router plane, but it left black marks on the wood so i wiped down the sole with paint stripper and that seemed to stop it.

  • Ryan Rose
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    The shelf is almost done. I still need to add the back, sand, an if i decide to finsh it. Im not using glue , screws, or nails. Im going to pin it with dowls. Right now the friction from the datos are the only thing holding it together.

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  • Ryan Rose
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    That looks really nice.

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  • Ryan Rose
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    This old plane is back to work. I still have to repair or replace the handle, and the iron could use a little more time on the strop. Thank you guys so much for your help, I wouldnt even have attempted it without your advice.

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  • Ryan Rose
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    My progress on the iron and chip breaker so far, its 90* in my shop so its slow going i try to do all my work in the morning or at night.

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  • Ryan Rose
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    There was a slight twist, so i got that out and made sure the sole was flat and steaight. Light sanding on the body. And a half hour soak in blo this is what i have. The handle broke while removing it, so i will have to make another. I soaked the iron and chip breaker in white vinegar and most of the rust is off.

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  • Ryan Rose
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    Thanks for the help. The sole is almost dead flat when i checked it with a square. Handle is solid. The iron and chip breaker seem to be in good condition other than rust, and looks like someone did thier adjustments with a metal hammer do to the mushrooming. I appreciate the help. Ill post pics when i get it done.

  • Ryan Rose
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    I also found a makers mark. A.C Bartlett. Ohio tool co

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