Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench #15: Undercarriage Glue Up

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 05-16-2010 11:53 PM 2691 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: The Undercarriage Part 15 of Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench series Part 16: Undercarriage Over Top »

The bench undercarriage is now together. Glue-ups are by far the most stressful period of any project. I did this in stages.

First the legs to the front and back carriage. Then with the front on it’s side, glued the mortises and tenons (titebond III), inserted the shelf pieces unglued, and then (with the wifes help) lifted the back on top to drop into place (with the mallet’s help), then put it on it’s legs, the ratcheted straps to square, then drawbores.

Aspect view of the bench.

Dry glue up.

View of the tongue and groove 3/8” blackbutt shelf rabbet into the stretchers. I inserted silicone (the bathroom variety) into the grooves. This allows some expansion, without rattle.

Glide leg vice mounts.

Ratchet straps used to tighten things and square them prior to drawbores.

Some draw bore pins needed more encouragement than they could handle.

Now… off to work…

-- Daniel -

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#1 posted 05-17-2010 04:55 AM

It’s getting close now

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#2 posted 05-17-2010 05:50 AM


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#3 posted 05-17-2010 10:45 AM

Looks great!

-- 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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