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Roubo Workbench #7: The Sliding Dead-man

771 days ago by Brandon | 9 comments »

I don’t think I’ve really covered the dead-man much in this series, so here’s a short blog on it. The purpose of the dead-man is to support longer boards that you have placed in your leg vise for edge planing. The design I’ve chosen for mine is a fairly bland rectangular shape as you can see here: So, to build it I had a piece of jatoba about 5/4 thick which I hand planed and cut to size. Not sure of the exact measurements here, but I could take a tape measureme...

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Building My Roubo Bench #9: Finishing the Underside of the Top

916 days ago by Andy Panko | 2 comments »

Since I couldn’t start drawboring the stretchers and legs together, I thought I’d spend my wait time finishing all the work on the underside of the bench. First, I had to make sure the underside of the top was reasonably flat. Prior to doing the final glue-up of the top, I had two 12” wide sections, each of which was run through my planer. So I knew those two sections were identical in thickness and were very flat. And I used my jointer to joint the mating edge of each s...

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Lower rails, leg vise, and sliding deadman

1113 days ago by RS Woodworks | 4 comments »

First of all I just want to say that I love the term “sliding deadman”. I think it’s hilarious! As a forensics investigator for the Edmonton Police Service (a city nearing a million in population) I have seen my fair share of dead men, literally. But I have never seen one sliding! Not even in the cold, snowy, icy winters that we have. But I’ll bet that if I do, I will probably bust a gut laughing while thinking about the work holding device on my bench instead of whate...

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