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Blog series by bern92 updated 580 days ago 4 parts 7143 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Roubo top, legs, stretchers and Homemade Leg vise

663 days ago by bern92 | 8 comments »

I’m building this bench for my 5 years old son so he can work with me in the shop. He love to work with me. He was asking me for a bench at his size for the past year. I built the top, leg and stretcher out of left over from my garden shed. I use walnut for the vise chop and maple for the hub. I’m building the vise system myself and it’s going very well. I still have to make the garter plate to hold the hub with the vise chop. Next step front and back stretchers and moun...

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Part 2: Garter plate done

658 days ago by bern92 | 2 comments »

I had some shop time this weekend so i made the garter plate to complete the leg vise. I use cherry because i just love the contrast of cherry on walnut. I start to put a finish on the leg vise, i use one coat of Polymerized Tung Oil Sealer followed by 4 coat of polymerized Tung oil.

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Part 3: Leg vise finally done.

580 days ago by bern92 | 3 comments »

Finally got some time to put it all together. This is a complet leg vise, waltnut jaw, maple hub, cherry gater plate. Works as good as it looks!

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Part 4: one Roubo done and one happy boy!

580 days ago by bern92 | 3 comments »

One bench done and pretty happy with it. Now i’ve got to find time to built a bigger one for myself…..

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