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Blog series by cso updated 10-29-2012 12:10 AM 3 parts 8356 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Roubo Workbench in progress

10-16-2012 12:57 AM 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:

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Part 2: Assembling Legs and Stretchers

10-23-2012 01:06 AM 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

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Part 3: Starting to take shape

10-29-2012 12:10 AM by cso | 0 comments »

Put the top and base together this weekend, added the planing stop and leg vise. Pictures here:

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