Roubo Hybrid Bench from start to finish

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Blog series by Jamie Speirs updated 08-13-2012 07:44 AM 4 parts 10007 reads 37 comments total

Part 1: Why & With What

05-14-2012 05:04 PM by Jamie Speirs | 7 comments »

I need a Bench I don’t have a Bench except for my wee carving one Many Shop projects have one thing in common They don’t get finished and get put on hold I know, I’ve started selecting timber for the bench many times It oddly becomes part of a customers order This time however I’m expecting an overseas visit from a fellow Lumberjock When? I dont know yet, I only found out today Who? Well until I find out the date, let me keep that a se...

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Part 2: What I got from what I had

05-16-2012 01:43 PM by Jamie Speirs | 5 comments »

Well the thing I love about wood especially an orphan piece like this one Is that it can only get better, I hope :) It looks huge and if it were not for the flaws It would make a big bench Ok, it aint going to be a 6’ bench If I could only use the full piece I like the idea of one side being rustic The rot on the right hand corner means that I’m going to have to get a much narrower tha the 18” that I hoped for Well I did not s...

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Part 3: Over My Dead Body

05-17-2012 10:19 AM by Jamie Speirs | 11 comments »

Ok, here is the update Shirley found out about the visit Now her words were “Over my dead body your building a bench You can build a Kitchen first” Now I’m not sure of other countries but in Scotland the Over My Dead body is not an Invitation. LoL Last week she wanted a shower instaled. What is wrong with a cloth & basin? Well here is the planed plank, I think it looks great pity there is so little of it. The darker piece at the top ...

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Part 4: Hostile Takeover

08-13-2012 07:44 AM by Jamie Speirs | 14 comments »

Hostile Takeover Ok how do I handle this situation? Thought that maybe some of the LJ’s May be trained to handle these extremely Sensitive takeover threats on benches This looks like they are set in for a long Stay. I can see a coffee mug & and a can of Pepsi. It looks as if Mama has an accomplices Miss Thembi and there are 7 mini Boxers How did she manage to get past the Jolly rouges? I found them all in the office eating scones. I can see that the...

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