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My Roubo Build #6: Starting to Look Like a Proper Bench: The Top

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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 05-15-2010 11:09 PM 1241 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Top Glue-up (1/4 Sections) & Sizing of the Stretchers Part 6 of My Roubo Build series Part 7: Some Considerations Along the Way, or a Cry for Help »

Wow. So it’s really coming together. For my last glue up, i used my crappy workmate rip-off and the strongest natural clamp—gravity.

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Once the last section had been in clamps for a few hours, i just had to go for it (damn instant gratification…)
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Granted, it’s not the most neat glue-up, and might resemble a game of Jenga from an angle, but i do feel some sense of achievement!
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All i have to say is thanks to Marc Spagnolo's review of clamps! I absolutely fancy my Jets. And when i was finished, i followed Marc’s advice and protected my investment: i waxed up all the clamps again. I definitely need to get some more (smaller) Jets…

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor



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Jimi_C

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 11:44 PM

Looks good, but it’s gonna be a pain to plane :)

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naomi weiss

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 11:40 AM

Jimi-it’s fun to plane—loads of great long shavings before the real planing begins! i started flattening up the bottom a bit as practise before i do the top.
Thanks, Autumn!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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Walt M.

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 02:46 PM

Nicely done Naomi your going to have you a nice bench there. If you have a router I’ve seen some people use a jig to flatten a bench top, just a thought. How are going to add bench dog holes?

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 05-17-2010 12:22 AM

Naomi, You are amazing.
How thick is the top and which kind of wood do you use?
Shalom

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#5 posted 05-17-2010 02:33 AM

very good progress

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#6 posted 05-17-2010 02:38 AM

looks beefy, and awaiting to be used and abused! looking forward to seeing more progress!

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naomi weiss

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#7 posted 05-17-2010 06:43 AM

Top= 3 5/8” thick
I think i am going to use hand planes to flatten it….
It is rather beefy. I think of it as a table with cankles.

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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