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Roubo #12: Drawboring the Top

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 04-14-2009 04:11 AM 1111 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Drawboring Day! Part 12 of Roubo series Part 13: How I got this far... »

I’m nervous about trying to keep my hand drill perpendicular, so I made a little jig to drill the holes. Worked out quite well. Just put some thick scrap in the drill press and drilled out the holes, then clamped it to the top.

The dry fit was tricky. I did the dry fit, but it was going in tight. I also noticed I had two nice long wedges from the tombstone shape of the leg vice. They made excellent tools for forcing getting those tenons out of the too-tight mortises.

Another round of trimming, and I’ve got a nice tight dry fit!

And here is what it’ll look like when I finally get it flipped over!

Those legs ended up perfectly flush. I can’t even register a chisel between the top and the leg.

Dry fitting done, the long wedges helped me disassemble.

And with the tenons marked, I drilled out the drawbore holes.

Now I’ve only got 2 small things left. I have to route out the mortise for the sliding deadman, and install the end caps and vise hardware.



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ChicoWoodnut

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 05:20 AM

This is coming along nicely. Where did you get the anti gravity mallet?

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Karson

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 05:39 AM

Lookin g great. Nice job on the Bench.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-14-2009 01:46 PM

Jon, this is looking really good. After all the dry fitting and disassembly I am sure you are getting a nice workout with this bench.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Jon3

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 02:25 PM

Not just anti-gravity mallet, all the tools are zero-G!

Let me tell you, trying to pound a few hundred pounds up in the air… not fun. The wedges were the only thing that made disassembly possible!

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sIKE

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#5 posted 04-14-2009 03:02 PM

Man this is looking good, (whistfully said of course). I am just so envious!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Jon3

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#6 posted 04-14-2009 08:58 PM

Don’t just be whistful sIKE, go ahead and build one. The wood is relatively cheap, and you’re only talking 12 joints =)

I’m a (2 year) beginner, and I have no formal training.

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sIKE

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#7 posted 04-14-2009 09:06 PM

One day Jon one day…...

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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sIKE

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#8 posted 04-14-2009 09:15 PM

What are your plans for the sliding Deadman? Have you seen this one?

http://oudluthier.blogspot.com/search/label/Workbenches%20%2F%20Roubo%20Bench

I am so gonna make e one of these ….one of these days….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Jon3

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#9 posted 04-14-2009 09:16 PM

You should see the sliding deadman showing up in the next post (or one after that) .

It is in progress.

Jameel’s is fabulous. I got my tail vise from him. Definitely an inspiration in my build!

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sIKE

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#10 posted 04-14-2009 09:57 PM

You got a BenchCrafted Vise too? ;)

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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