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Shop stuff #111: Something Roubo-esque

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 12-06-2017 08:14 PM 734 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 110: Bosch 1250 DEVS sander: Real time test Part 111 of Shop stuff series Part 112: A simple shelf (hand tool only build) »

Got the first step done today. Don’t let someone tell you that you can’t free hand mill a log with a chain saw. You just have to be a bit nuts to try it. Of course, the nail in the wood didn’t help much. I now have 2 slabs of ash, over 4” thick, about a foot wide inside the bark at the narrowest point and about 7’ 4” long. I hope to get 2 3×11 by 6’ long slabs for the top of the work bench. Something that I am getting video of and it will show up on my You Tube channel now and then as it progresses.

-- my blog: http://watertoneworkshop.blogspot.ca/ my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA?view_as=subscriber



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#1 posted 12-06-2017 10:30 PM

Sticker them nicely, keep them dry, and then we’ll start watching your progress in about four years!

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#2 posted 12-06-2017 11:20 PM

According to Chris Schwarz, a bench can be (and has been) worked with green wood, so I am not overly concerned with it being seasoned too much.

-- my blog: http://watertoneworkshop.blogspot.ca/ my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA?view_as=subscriber

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 12:09 AM

... go for it!

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 12:52 AM

I have to gather more parts, so there will be some time for it to dry a bit. I am going to put a coat of paint on the ends, sticker them and put some weight on them. I will take some of the really bad uneven sections down a bit too.

-- my blog: http://watertoneworkshop.blogspot.ca/ my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA?view_as=subscriber

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 11:36 AM

Well, it should be a looker! The ash looks great in the rough. I look forward to seeing the completed bench.

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 01:28 PM

Incredible ambition, I love it!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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