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Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench #4: The Top: part 1

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 03-04-2010 11:41 AM 1550 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Timber & The Initial Cuts Part 4 of Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench series Part 5: Handles: Part 1 »

The next step in the project was to cut the laminates 4 1/2” x 100 x ~1 3/4”. I chose the sections with the best (ie. straight) grain for this. In retrospectoscope I should have thought – I need straight pieces for the long stretches, and which pieces do I want to have showing. Tricky fiddleback grain although attractive was very hard to work.


(Note: my old workbench in front of it.)




Here you can see I carefully planned sections for bench dog holes, space for the sliding leg vice, and space for wagon vice. This is a little innovation which saved me time and energy later.


All glued up. Titebond 3 and every clamp in the shop. I glued it up in sections of 3-4 and then two halves, flattening each section as I went. With the retrospectoscope I might have left the two halves separate. I debated this for a week or so… and then decided to glue it up. Did I make the right decision.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/



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degoose

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#1 posted 03-04-2010 12:01 PM

This is going to be awesome.. Dan

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 03-04-2010 12:26 PM

It’s going to be a great and heavy bench Dan..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 03-04-2010 04:32 PM

These project are most favorite of all post, it already taking on the beastly appearance. Enjoy your workbench build Dan it will be a workmate for a lifetime.BC

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#4 posted 03-04-2010 04:36 PM

very good work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 01:26 PM

Looks very good, Thanks for sharing

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#6 posted 03-12-2010 12:42 AM

You is making great progress on the top.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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