Roubo #7: Details, Details

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Blog entry by bondogaposis posted 04-11-2013 12:38 AM 2420 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Assembly Part 7 of Roubo series Part 8: It's Done! »

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

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#1 posted 04-11-2013 12:42 AM

Looking top notch Bondo! Whats the little cross pin on the parallel guide pin?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 12:54 AM

Really looking good and sturdy.

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 01:27 AM

Maur, it is so you can’t shove the handle past the leg.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 04:36 AM

Looking great!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 12:11 PM

coming along very well

-- Joel

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 01:12 PM

That beast looks ready to work.

Edit: And for the record I very much understand your comment about dull saws and re-sawing. Everything I am doing on my tool chest right now requires re-sawn material. Progress is…slow.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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