Now that I know what the actual width of the top will be (23 1/2 inches by the way) I was able to cut the short stretchers that connect the front and back legs: I decided to try to drawbore the legs with 3/8” pegs since the short stretche...
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I am a structural design engineer in my mid 30s. I have been working with wood on and off ever since I can remember. My parents were always doing something around the house and when I was old enough to use tools they realized that I was cheap labor. My mom used to watch "This Old House", so I instantly became a fan of Norm's and have been for over 20 years now.
I have made a few pieces of furniture which were very successful but I have stayed away from any real fun projects and I have limited myself to pine because I felt that I didn't have the precision I wanted due to a lack of a table saw. Also because the last real project I did was an entertainment center that I built on my kitchen table in a 1 bedroom apartment. Needless to say that is the last time I use a belt sander to flatten a glued up panel indoors.
That all changed over the 2009 holidays when I picked up a used table saw on craigslist and caught the bug to start building again. It also helps that I now live in a place with a 2 car garage and live with a wonderful woman to loves it when I build furniture.
-- Good Judgement Comes From Experience. Experience Comes From Bad Judgement.
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The time has come to start making this thing look like a bench. In order to make the short stretchers I need to know what the final width of the bench is going to be. I am mostly playing the length, width, and thickness of the top by ear since I...
So… after almost 300 days and some major life changes since my last post (including moving and having to set up the “shop” all over again) I finally got back to my Roubo. I’ve hit the point in this project where it is star...
If you read my earlier post on making my own Dowel Nuts then I think I figured out what I did. After reading my own post I think what happened was this… I tapped the threads in the brass while the brass was still warm from drilling the pilo...
I took a short break from wood today since I will quickly run out of things to do until my new Tenon Saw arrives. One thing that needs to get done is to make some dowel nuts for the bolts that will hold the long stretchers to the leg. There ar...