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Roubo-ish Workbench Build #8: Prepping for Takeoff

03-10-2015 05:30 AM by BikerDad | 2 comments »

More progress has been slowly taking place on my Roubo. Because the endcap tenon was just a bit long, and my pattern bit was maxed out for depth, I went to town chopping the mortise a bit deeper by hand. It looks ugly, but it’s the bottom of a mortise, which is now deep enough. The next step was to drill the holes for the barrel nuts and bolts for attaching the endcap. So, I read the instructions, and based on them I find that, oh noes, I don’t have a 1” Forstner bit. I secure one, along with a LONG 1/2” twist bit (I’ll need that later for the stretchers), and set to drilling the endcap. I drill both endcap counterbores, then drill the first bolt hole...

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