My new Roubo #3: Laminating the top (part 2)

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Blog entry by JasonD posted 12-19-2010 03:56 AM 2578 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Working on the top Part 3 of My new Roubo series Part 4: Final glue up of the bench top »

Still hard at work putting the top together. I recently upgraded the blade in my vintage Stanley #7 jointer plane with an IBC Pinnacle blade / chipbreaker. This made a HUGE difference in dimensioning the boards and getting the faces flat for glue ups.

I decided to glue it up in 3 sections each 8” wide. Then one final glue up of those 3 sections for a final full width of 24”. The pieces being glued up for the top top are 61”; which will be trimmed to 60” after the entire top is glued up.

I’m taking a few vacation days next week to give me a 5 day weekend over the Christmas holidays. I’m hoping to get the top completed over that time. If everything works out, I should be able to get the entire bench finished by New Years Day or, at the latest, by the end of the first week of January.

Here’s a pic of the 2nd 8” section of the top laminations glued and clamped up for the night:

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#1 posted 12-19-2010 07:08 AM

Hi Jason, I’m following your Roubo bench blog with interest since I’m pretty sure that I’ll start mine as my next major project after Christmas. Hand planes are going to have to work for me too!

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 08:16 PM

Thanks for the pressure, Dale! :)

Seriously, the blogs were mainly a way for me to track my own progress as a motivational tool Knowing that someone is keeping up with it with plans to build their own inspires me to stay on track and do an even better job.

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