Roubo #4: It's got legs!

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Blog entry by bondogaposis posted 02-19-2013 12:32 AM 2075 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Wagon vise, legs and tenons. Part 4 of Roubo series Part 5: Stretchers »

I’ve been somewhat side tracked on this project but was able to get a few things accomplished. I was able to the cut mortises for the legs. Massive holes 2 1/2” deep. I had to get a special long pattern bit to able to use the plunge router.

I had to make a couple of templates for the routing.

The next step was fine tune the fit on the tenons and cut them to length.

Once that was accomplished I wanted to rout the slot for the board jack. This is something that I thought would be much easier to do before the legs are permanent. It is 3/4” x 1 1/2” deep.

Here is how it looks with the legs in place. They are not attached yet, I am going to draw bore them to top the top w/ 5/8” white oak dowels.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 12:50 AM

That’s a might fine bench Bondo, congratulations!

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 12:54 AM

@Bondo—I just caught up with your blog on the Ruobo build. I am impressed so far; also a little jealous of your wagon vise. I hope your have some help or a big pulley block to roll that bench over!

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 12:56 AM

Oh Ron looking BEASTLY, nice work…BC

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 12:59 AM

Oh yeah, coming together nicely. Pretty clean mortises, at that size, not an easy thing.

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 03:32 AM

Love it. I am about the same place on mine. Think we gave our saw horse everything they could handle…hehe.

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 03:33 AM

Massive is right. Very nice progress, and great looking bench, Bondo. Contrats on progress so far, looking forward to the reveal now!

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