Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench #12: Stretchers: Part 1

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 04-24-2010 11:39 AM 1978 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The four legs are connected by 7 stretchers; 2 on the short sides, 2 at the front, 1 at the back.

I had been waiting for a new Chris Vesper Square before cutting the joinery. However, this week I received news that the square I expected for Christmas, will be arriving closer to July. So I decided to just use my old trusty $3 square. The results were actually quite good.

I made the tenons using a circ saw and guide. Not a romantic hand tool technique but it works.

Then cleaned up with a chisel and rasp.

-- Daniel -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 02:15 PM

A great looking bench, it should last you many years.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 04-24-2010 05:03 PM

This is a very nice project, you are going to be the coolest kid on the block when it is done.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 10:40 AM

Its really coming along, I can’t wait to see the finished bench.

-- 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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