My new Roubo #9: Leg tenons done

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Blog entry by JasonD posted 01-24-2011 05:56 AM 2003 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Starting on the joinery Part 9 of My new Roubo series Part 10: Twisty stretchers, sore shoulder »

I got the leg tenons cut throughout the week and got them trued up tonight. I don’t own a shoulder plane, but I have a Stanley rabbet plane that did the job.

I’m going to start working on the stretchers tomorrow; short ones first, then the long ones. I can’t believe that I’m finally getting close to being able to assemble the main structure.

Don’t know how much shop time I’ll get over this next week. One of my students has started scheduling regular private lessons once a week on Thursdays. I’ve begun doing Big Brother mentoring / tutoring on Fridays. Add to that the fact that we’re testing in Karate later this week, which means I’m going to put some extra training in early this week. So I’m hoping to get a lot done next weekend.

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 02:54 PM

Wow those look great. Its really coming along nicely. Dude…your shop has A/C?

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 06:02 PM

Thanks, guys.

@Rachet, yep. Just a small window unit for the summer time. I don’t usually have it on, but during the summer, I’ll put it on for a few minutes when I first get into the shop to bring the temperature down a bit. South Louisiana summers can be miserably hot.

It’s unplugged now and even when I do use it, it’s only about 5 minutes per day for a few months during the summer.

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 03:51 AM

Ripping a 92” slab of walnut in in 90 degree weather by hand takes a different kind of person (bat s$% crazy is a term that comes to mind) welcome to the Luddite club.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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