Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench #11: The Shelf

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 04-21-2010 11:02 AM 1882 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: The Sliding Leg - Video Part 11 of Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench series Part 12: Stretchers: Part 1 »

The shelf was originally flush with the top of the stretchers. However, because the stretchers needed to be so high, and the screw so low, that limited my storage. To counter this, I’ve lowered the shelf within the stretchers. This also made away with support pieces.

Lacking the new lei-nielson tongue and groove plane (I have a birthday soon… anyone… anyone…) I used a circ saw and a small router to cut the tongue and groove joins. It was a little rough, a few pieces went for scrap, but I got some nice pieces.

Finish – just need a bench
A little sanding, oil, sanding and they came up quite nicely. When I install them on the bench, I’ll drop a bit of silicon in the joints as a soft spacer.

-- Daniel -

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 11:10 AM

It would have been more fun with the Lie Nielsen T & G plane ……..someone please buy this for Dan for his birthday…preferably someone who loves him very much…

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 01:40 PM

I’m not fussy… I’ll accept planes from anyone… lol.

-- Daniel -

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 02:44 PM

It’s amaxing how much work goes into this bench, even on something relatively simple like the shelf. It looks really good with the finish. Nice work, Dan.

-- John

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