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Workbench #9: Roubo needs some legs

03-06-2011 03:38 AM by HungryTermite | 2 comments »

Today was a fun day! 1st up today was to put the holdfast holes in the legs. This started on the back side of the legs buy counterboring a 1-3/8 hole using a forstner bit. The depth of the counterbore is 1-1/2 inches and this leaves 3-1/2 inches of leg left for the holdfast to grab on to. The Grammercy holdfasts I have supposedly do not work well in pieces thicker than 4 inches. One of the holes lined up with a large knot that was filled with epoxy. You can see here just how far down ...

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My new Roubo #19: Making the sliding board jack with hand tools only

03-05-2011 09:42 AM by JasonD | 10 comments »

I got some time in the shop tonight and was able to get the sliding board jack made and installed. To make the V-groove at the bottom, I first made two cuts down the center with a rip panel saw. Then I cut a 45-deg kerf from the front / back that met those first two cuts in the middle. Finally, I chopped out the middle section and pared it flat with a 1/4” chisel and cleaned up the slopes with a paring chisel. Here’s a picture after the first 45-deg cut: After the sec...

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My new Roubo #18: Completed shelf and sliding board jack track

03-03-2011 07:04 AM by JasonD | 0 comments »

Just a quick update tonight. I got the shelf completed and also made / installed the track for the sliding board jack. I chose not to nail the shelf boards down. They are joined with shiplapped rabbet joints; no glue. This way, I can easily remove the shelf to sweep it off, sweep under the bench, etc. I also decided to forgo screws to attach the track for sliding board jack. I made some v-grooved cauls with 2×4 scraps to clamp it during the glue up. I made the 45-deg chamfers on eithe...

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My new Roubo #17: Continuing the "accessories"...

02-28-2011 08:38 AM by JasonD | 5 comments »

I spent the evening cleaning up and rearranging my shop the night that I got the top flattened and the leg vise installed. For the first time since I moved into this shop, it actually feels and looks like a work shop. Everything is actually in the proper place, as opposed to being thrown randomly some where in the hectic scramble to get our house remodeled so that we could move in last year. After getting everything cleaned up and organized, I started working on some of the remaining acces...

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Workbench #7: Laying out the legs

02-28-2011 06:21 AM by HungryTermite | 1 comment »

Yesterday I took the leg blanks back to the jointer and the planer and got them down to a hair over 5” x 5”. One of them ended up a hair under. I found out during this process that the depth stop on the Makita planer does not handle anything 5 inches thick so it was a little tricky to try to get all 4 pieces exact. All that will be left to do on these is to hit them with a smooth plane to take off the plane tracks, which are barely even visible. It will also fix the “...

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Marc tweeted these free Roubo style workbench plans

02-25-2011 06:28 AM by Dave | 1 comment »

http://www.sketchupwoodplans.com/free-plans/roubo-style-workbench/ Metric or in inches. Very detailed. I foresee a trip to the wood store. enjoy;)

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My new Roubo #16: Tools used in the bench build

02-23-2011 11:18 PM by JasonD | 3 comments »

Here’s list of the main tools I used in this bench build:- a “scrub” plane (a cheap modern Stanley #5 that I heavily cambered the iron on)- a pair of cheap modern Stanley block planes (LA and regular)- a cheap modern Stanley bullnose rabbet plane- a vintage Stanley #7 Jointer plane that I bought off of eBay- a LV LA Jack plane that I got for Christmas this past year- a cheap Great Neck brand crosscut panel saw- a cheap Putsch brand rip panel saw- a cheap modern Stanley copin...

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My new Roubo #15: Mon Roubo est complet!!!

02-23-2011 06:58 AM by JasonD | 7 comments »

What can I say…when the bug bites, it bites hard! I had about 1-1/2 hours after work before I had to be at the gym for Karate. I got busy with my “scrub” plane (heavily cambered iron in an a modern Stanley #5). I spent about 45 minutes in the shop, got the bench almost entirely roughly flattened, and still had enough time to clean up and get to the gym on time. Well, things went great at the gym (I got promoted! :) ) and came home pretty pumped up. So, I got busy with my ...

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My new Roubo #14: Thankful for small victories...or how to eat an elephant one bite at a time

02-22-2011 06:50 PM by JasonD | 8 comments »

It’s funny that no matter how many hurdles I’ve tackled so far in building this bench, I still find myself “paralyzed” with fear when I come fact to face with a big new task….even if it’s a task that I’ve already accomplished in the build. My next major task for the workbench was to flatten the top. This shouldn’t be too hard. For one thing, the boards were fairly close to lined up when the top was glued up. I purposely didn’t spend tim...

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My new Roubo #13: Knocked several items off the list today

02-21-2011 05:19 AM by JasonD | 1 comment »

I didn’t quite get as far as I’d hope today, but I did make some good progress. I set a goal of getting through my list up to flattening the top, but I decided to put that step off for another day; partly because I put in almost 12 hours of shop time yesterday and my body is HURTING today. My son and I flipped the bench back upside down. Then, I marked out the location of the sliding board jack trench, grabbed my drill and chisels, and got to work. It wasn’t hard, but it ...

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