Let the Summer Builds Begin – Forum Update


Here in Indy the big race is over and people have time to get back to their hobbies. Hopefully free time has come your way, too. Or maybe your kids are out of school and you are drowning in chaos? Whatever life is bringing your way, it seems like people are finding time to build and are looking for advice. Remember, if you have a question about our products, procedures in our books or anything related to Lost Art Press, the fastest way to get an answer is our forum. Check it out here.

Sliding Dovetails
Ralph wants input on whether he can use sliding dovetails instead of dados on his bookcase. Would it work? Can it be done with nails as well? Or is that overkill?

When to Rive a Log
James had a question about splitting live oak, which has turned into quite a discussion. Take a look at the comments about splitting, the treatment of the wood, and the regions where live oak can be found.

Staked Coffee Table
The staked coffee table we have been keeping an eye on is done and in place (picture at top). It looks great and is an adaptation of a design from “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” See the detailed pictures here.

PMV-11 in Lie-Nielsen Plane
It seems that some have had a problem getting the thinner PMV-11 to seat on the frog of their Lie-Nielsen plane. Anyone else have this issue? One solution has been offered. Let us know if you have had the same issue and how you worked around it. 

Tongue and Groove Planes
Mark is ready to get a tongue in groove plane and is looking for suggestions. Lie-Nielsen planes or the Lee Valley conversion kit for the small plow are at the top of his list. Help a guy out and give him your two cents. 

Ornamental Banding Issues
After taking them out of the press, Travis’ work has started to warp and bow as it sets. Give him some advice or at least some support. 


Boot Bench Design Feedback
Here is the picture, now give some feedback. We all know what it is like to think about something so long that we aren’t sure whether the design is quite right. Let’s get Chris started on his project. 

— Meghan Bates

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