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Build a solid workbench on a budget (split top roubo) -- Part 1

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Blog entry by JordsWoodShop posted 03-07-2013 10:29 AM 2350 reads 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

 Episode Focus: Slab glue up and slab flattening.

The first project for season two is here! In this video series I show you how to build a split top roubo workbench on a budget!

In this video I show you how to mill your timber, laminate the top slaps, and two methods on how to flatten your slaps using either hand tools or machinery.

Video Outline:
00:00 – 01:28 Introduction and Project run through

01:29 – 02:58 Timber preparation/Milling process

02:59 – 03:55 Slab Lamination/Slab glue up

03:56 – 07:42 Flatting the slab (hand tool method) & Using winding sticks

07:43 – 11:55 Flattening the slab (machine method)

11:56 – 13:30 Squaring the ends & Cutting to length

13:31 – 15:53 Thanks for watching & What’s happening next time.

-- Jordan - http://www.jordswoodshop.com



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#1 posted 03-07-2013 11:54 AM

Great video, I really like your new format!

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 01:10 PM

See Ya next week. Good job

-- Coach Mancuso

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 01:52 PM

Good video, well made. Even though I’ll never make or own a Roubo I’ll be following this for info and tips.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 02:48 PM

Jord; Really 1st Rate Video! I am starting a roubo build and learned a few tips that I can use. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 09:02 PM

nice looking video , learned a lot, See ya next week.

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 09:29 PM

Very thorough…nice job and thanks!

-- -Ray

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 12:11 AM

Thanks everyone.

-- Jordan - http://www.jordswoodshop.com

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#8 posted 03-09-2013 07:14 PM

Well done, thanks

-- Norman

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