Time to get back to the Roubo build. I took a vacation to Mexico for 10 days and so my progress took a nose dive. I’m back at it now though. First thing I needed was to make a board jack. I wanted it to be 1 1/4” thick, I only have 8/4 stock that is 1 7/8” thick. So in order to rip it down I had rip both sides on the table saw and finish it off w/ a handsaw. If you want to know if your handsaw is dull try ripping through three inches of 1/4 sawn white oak.
The rest of the process was easy, cutting to shape and drilling some holes. Here it is in place. I drilled the dog holes in the top too.
The next thing is the bottom shelf. I cut the boards to length rabbeted 2 sides in ship lap configuration. Then I fit the end boards around the legs and allowed some spacing between each board to allow for movement.
And here is the bottom shelf installed.
Then I needed to make the pin for the parallel guide on the leg vise and a couple of pegs for the board jack.
That is where I’m at right now, very close to the end.
-- Bondo Gaposis