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Split Roubo Workbench #4: Milling, gluing and clamping - The Slabs

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Blog entry by lysdexic posted 04-11-2012 03:54 AM 3576 reads 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Milling, gluing and clamping - The Legs Part 4 of Split Roubo Workbench series Part 5: The End Tenon and Screw Cavity »

I took my lumber for the top to Rick’s at The Woodworking Source to mill it up. What is taking my better part of 2 days we knocked out in about an hour and a half. These are some pics of Rick’s place. Its interesting that Rick does not do woodworking outside of work. He golfs because it is what he does to forget about what he does when he needs to forget about what he does. He is a professional and a great asset.

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Nevertheless, it is time to say good bye to the hand-me-down dining table. It has served me well. It was donated by one of my partners (business Al, business) who stated that could do as I please. I am still waiting for inspiration on its fate. It is solid maple and deserves a fitting second life.

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I sign of things to come…...........

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Glue ups in the am but these temps may make things interesting.

Thanks for stopping by.

-- 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 04-11-2012 04:04 AM

Good bye old maple dining table. Hello nicely milled workbench wood!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 04-11-2012 04:06 AM

You are really gaining on it now. Looks like it is going to be a winner.

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

Just to see how it is going to look.

-- 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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#4 posted 04-11-2012 04:12 AM

BEEFY, Scott! It dwarfs my bench. [In defense of my bench, I only have a one-car garage as a workspace.]

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 04-11-2012 04:15 AM

Gonna be a real looker. Awesome!

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#6 posted 04-11-2012 04:25 AM

Right now it sits about an inch higher than the final. Yet the length will diminish dramatically. The current length is 96”. I have about 3” of snipe on each end. The plan calls for 87” but I think that is too long for my space. I am considering 83” – all of the shortening to occur on the left hand side so it is not symmetrical.

-- 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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#7 posted 04-11-2012 12:56 PM

Great progress Scott! That thing is going to be sweet!

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

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#8 posted 04-11-2012 01:46 PM

Good luck and best wishes in forming the relationship with your new bench, ;-) .

Work Safe and have fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#9 posted 04-11-2012 02:22 PM

Holy cow, that bench is gonna be a monster! With everything coming together as it is, can’t imagine this bench build not COMPLETING this month… as in, Apr 2012. Outstanding, Scott.

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

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#10 posted 04-11-2012 03:14 PM

Gluing the top. Using some borrowed clamps and dominoed the bottom to keep the bottom surface aligned. I think that I have made my first major mistake. Given the amount of surface to be glued, I switched to a roller. Upon clamping pressure I did not get the gluegasm that I wanted. I am afraid that I have starved the joint to some degree. It seemed like enough glue though. Hmmm.

To go through all this effort to let a bit of glue give you angst. Ain’t nothing that I can do now.

-- 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 04-11-2012 03:38 PM

Scott – As long as you put glue on each mating surface and didn’t miss any areas, you should be fine. Great job with the clamping. That is going to be one sweet bench. Mine will only be 6ft long when I eventually build it as my workshop is only 9ft x 9 ft and I don’t want it against a wall. Keep up the momentum and you’ll have it done in no time.

-- 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 04-11-2012 03:49 PM

Thanks Andy. I definitely put glue on all surfaces. I am just anal and tend to perseverate. But, if it is a problem I guess one could to the epoxy and razor blade to get it into any gaps. Just trying to think ahead.

-- 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 04-11-2012 03:51 PM

What did you see as the problem Scott, did you net see any squeez out?

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

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#14 posted 04-11-2012 03:57 PM

I got squeeze out in only about 50% of the joint gaps. I put packing tape on the clamps underneath just so clean up would be easier. That was a waste of time. I am sure it will be fine. It just bugs the piss out of me when something a simple as a little glue can ruin your karma.

-- 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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#15 posted 04-11-2012 04:11 PM

I just read a tip wher you can put glue on there and blow it into the gaps w compressed air instead of using the candybar wrapper trick. But you might be ok just squeegying it in w your finger.

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

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