My Furniture Guild is doing a group build of a roubo book stand. http://www.woodwrightschool.com/downloadable-plans/Book%20Stand.jpg A small slab of walnut yielded two of these blanks. It is all milled and squared and thcknessed. Then I layed out the ogives top and bottom. Then layed out the knuckle, drilled one corner and cut slots with a scrole saw.
Even the most seasoned sawyer can dread a long session of ripping down stock by hand. There are quite a few ways to prevent yourself from burning out, but my personal favorite is to use different muscle groups as I go along. I will start by ripping on my saw-bench, kneeling on my work. As I go along I switch to this position. It may look awkward, but it’s rather comfortable and gives you an excellent view of your saw for keeping it both plumb and on your cut line. It...
Hi there. This was a bed project I was hired to do. This old bed needed to have an extra support system because it was going to be used with a box spring. Also the bed needed to be supported for weight. This design can hold 1,000 lbs now. Thats were my dads engineering skills came in. Not bad to be running a business with an engineer at your side. Thanks DAD !! Anyways it took us a day to complete this project. For the cross supports we used fir 2×4 and for the new sides supports we used fir ...
I just got Friendship back in the water for the summer last week and when I was getting her rigged at the dock someone ( OK me) sat on the acrylic top of the sliding hatch. This has been a weak point for seven years since I initially built her and it amazes me that it has taken this long to break it. Cutting to the chase, the replacement acrylic was going to cost $136 and wouldn’t be any stronger than it was before. I’ve never liked the plastic thing but it did give me a little mo...
Since I was on water, I decided to stick with it and just finish that phase. I had another section where another electrical line was going to cross a water line and I figured there was no time like the present. I hit my Ag Well line with the trencher preparing for this new line, so I had to dig down to and around the broken section. Then I had about 60 feet of trench that I had to dig by hand, which much of kept caving in, and another 40 that the trencher had made that I had to ...
I’ve had a couple of pretty decent days. When that happens, I usually mess it up by over doing things and making myself hurt worse than ever. Well, so it goes. That’s exactly what I have done. As I sit here in pain though, I am sort of proud of myself. I sort of made myself a personal challenge, and I succeeded. It started with yesterday. I wanted to see how many blanks I could prepare in one day. That was not all of the challenge though. I did not want to simply throw together t...
The next part was to figure how a nice tray would work into this. I thought I would just make a set-in tray with small compartments. This would be made of the same padauk: for the bottom I joined two pieces of the same padauk: This tray is done the same as the box in that I wanted all edges to be 45 degree miters: I had the idea of integrating the zebra wood into tray as the center handle/separator. It just stands out like a rusty nail though. In fact,...
In this video series I show you how to make a solid Roubo workbench on a budget using readily available timber and hardware. In this video I show you the process I use to prepare the stock for lamination using the skip planing method. *”Watch the Video:
Just wanted to say hi. I’ve been lurking on Lumberjocks for a while but just registered today. I’m a beginning woodworker. Not sure where this interest came from as I nearly failed 8th grade wood shop and never considered myself particularly mechanically inclined. I think what I like most about this is that I can create things that I (or others) will use, and if I do it right, people might actually appreciate the aesthetics of what I put together. My wife is super supportiv...
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