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Roubo #2: End Cap and Glue Up

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Blog entry by bondogaposis posted 593 days ago 2229 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The beginning, top. Part 2 of Roubo series Part 3: Wagon vise, legs and tenons. »

Working some more on the end cap today. Finished chopping out the pins on the end cap dovetails.

The fit was far from perfect so I had to do a little adjusting w/ a sanding block.

Here they are together, hope they mate up!

After a bit more fussing I got them to go together, still far from perfect but functional. I’m still fairly new to hand cut dovetails.

I glued the dovetails and the front bench strip at the same time, here is the whole glue up.

I used Titebond Extend for this glue up because it took a long time to lather up the dovetail parts and the full length of the outside strip. I didn’t want the glue to grab before I nudged the dovetails home and got the clamps set. This is the first time I have tried this glue. It made the glue up a little more of a relaxed effort than it would w/ Titebond II.

-- Bondo Gaposis



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 593 days ago

very nice crisp lines on the joinery. that’s one massive top!

looking good so far

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BigRedKnothead

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#2 posted 593 days ago

Looks good man. I have the same scene in my shop night now. Are you gonna do big through tenon/dovetails where the legs meet the top? That’s what I’m debating.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 593 days ago

BRK, I’ve pretty much decided not to do those big dovetail in the sides of the legs. I’m going to go with through mortises and wedge them. Maybe pin them as well.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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BigRedKnothead

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#4 posted 592 days ago

Sounds good. Your end cap dovetails look great. I’m not doing those but I think I’m gonna go for the dovetails through top. I will probably use a combination of power/hand tools on em. I don’t have the skills or quality saws to do justice by hand yet.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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