Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench #6: The Top: part 2

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 03-11-2010 10:38 PM 1609 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Handles: Part 1 Part 6 of Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench series Part 7: The Vices »

After the glue up of the bench top I moved onto some initial hand flattening. With the top in two halves and then again as a single piece; I took to the number 5 and number 7 stanleys (and a lot of sharpening). My new veritas straight end came into it’s own at this point.

Recognizing that it might be some time until i’m up to ‘finishing’ the top, I gave it a quick sand and a thin layer of shellac.

(The father-in-law inspecting the progress.)

-- Daniel -

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#1 posted 03-11-2010 11:12 PM

I reckon you are going to have forearms like POPEYE.
That is coming along nicely… can’t wait for it to be finished… although I am enjoying the journey as much as you are…

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 12:41 AM

Great progress on the workbench.

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 02:22 AM

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 02:23 PM

This project is looking good.

-- 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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