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Split Roubo Workbench #3: Milling, gluing and clamping - The Legs

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Blog entry by lysdexic posted 04-10-2012 04:35 AM 6331 reads 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Progress is slow. But this is what is going on. The pics will do most the talking but the title says it all.

Some of the maple for the top was not wide enough so I glued some cut offs from the bigger pieces to make them useable

Next I turned my attention to the cherry legs…....

I decided to make a sacrificial, practice leg from 2×6 “white wood” from lowes.

The Cherry boards are ready for glue-up but before a proceed, I am just not confident the my planner is up to the task a producing a flat surface. So I give a glue surface a go over with the #7. The snipe is significant.

gluing

and clamping

and gluing

and clamping

Finally, may I introduce the four cherry legs and the sacrificial brother

Oh, and another one the 6 or 7 or 8 buckets of saw dust

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali



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#1 posted 04-10-2012 04:38 AM

Huzzah!!! :-) looking awesome!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 04:43 AM

Smitty,
I spent the day trying to mill the boards for the top. I just don’t think I am properly equipped. Trying to get those boards across my little Rigid jointer without introducing more error is laughable. I have come to the conclusion that my projects need to remain 6’ or less – after the workbench that is.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 11:12 AM

Looking good buddy, but I think you could have done with more clamps on those legs. :-)

Seriously though, once you’ve built your workbench, you’ll be able to flatten longer boards by hand. Now that’s something to look forward to isn’t it?

Nice progress.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 11:15 AM

A few hand planes, a workmate, at least 2 buckets of saw dust and a beer. That’s a good day!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 11:21 AM

Man, that’s some precision on those legs. The finished surfaces look incredible.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 11:32 AM

Works for me Don.

I agree Smitty – legs to be proud of. I’m jealous already.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 11:40 AM

Don, it has been good. But it has been more than just one day!

Andy, I am not overly dogmatic to realize that I could use some help. I am going to call my lumber guy to see if we can run these 96” x 5” x 10/4 boards over his 14” jointer. It should take no time and I can get this this moving.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 12:00 PM

The extra leg is going to a good thing. I do not have extra material to make significant mistakes on the cherry legs. Thus, with each new operation, I will perform it on the pine leg first.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 12:04 PM

Also, this is the only significant deviation form the plan (thanks to Andy’s inspiration although he doesn’t probably realize it). The plan calls for 5 3/8” x 3 1/2”.

My final dimensions are 5 3/8” x 5 1/8”. Square legs look much better – to me.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 12:06 PM

Another thing. The length is 34” which 2” longer than the 32” plan. The leg is to have 1 1/2” tenon on top. If I screw it up, then I have enough length for a mulligan.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 12:18 PM

Ok, I’ll bite. What the hell is a mulligan? I did Google it, but only found out that it is a free shot sometiimes given to golf players or a style of Reef mens sandals. I also got loads of hits for Carey Mulligan. Somehow I think you had something else in mind.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 04-10-2012 12:21 PM

Andy, you got it. It is a golfing term but commonly refers to getting a second chance or getting a second shot if you shank the first.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#13 posted 04-10-2012 12:22 PM

Thanks.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#14 posted 04-10-2012 12:26 PM

I know it is a bit cheeky of me, but since you are building my dream bench, I’m looking on yours as the prototype for mine. HAHA.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#15 posted 04-10-2012 12:58 PM

Progress! The legs look great. Shouldnt be long now…and “they” said it would take a year. You will be bone by early next week, at the latest.

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