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Blog series by cso updated 670 days ago 3 parts 6229 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Roubo Workbench in progress

683 days ago by cso | 1 comment »

As promised, here is some pictures of my progress so far. It is a 17th century workbench fashioned after the drawings by a French joiner named Andre Roubo in his multi-volume treatise “The Art of the Joiner”. I am following the plans in the book by Christopher Schwarz called Workbenches: From Design and Theory to Construction and Use. Here’s a link to the Amazon store: http://www.amazon.com/Workbenches-Design-Construction-Popular-Woodworking/dp/1558708405/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UT...

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Part 2: Assembling Legs and Stretchers

676 days ago by cso | 2 comments »

Got the legs and stretchers together using drawboring technique. I used white oak dowels I made with a homemade dowel plate. Couldn’t cough up $50 for a Lie-Neilson one. Time to start cutting the mortises to connect the top to the base assembly. Unfortunately, my drill press chuck has issues. Any help on what I need to do here? Thanks for looking, Chris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdAi0ZPYBtY&feature=channel&list=UL

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Part 3: Starting to take shape

670 days ago by cso | 0 comments »

Put the top and base together this weekend, added the planing stop and leg vise. Pictures here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5xpj8Bh0kA&feature=plcp

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