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Split Roubo Workbench #5: The End Tenon and Screw Cavity

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Blog entry by lysdexic posted 834 days ago 3503 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Milling, gluing and clamping - The Slabs Part 5 of Split Roubo Workbench series Part 6: The End Cap »

So the end of this week has been kind of weird. My wife had a yard sale. Man, that is a lot of work to get rid of crap that you shouldn’t have bought in the first place. The in-law relatives came down from West Virgini. My brother graciously came in to give me a hand on the bench but I came down with a viral gastritis.

I was socially wrangled, mentally distracted and physically diminished. But we can’t let that get in the way. This is a hobby, a pilgrimage and an obsession…....

MUST…...................USE…..........................POWERS…................

Marking out the end tenon. It is getting late.

Marc demonstrates cutting the end tenon with his track saw but I have a crappy blade on my circ saw and that the miter saw with the depth stop was a acceptable idea. It wasn’t as the saw didn’t make it all the way thru.

I finished it up with X-cut D-8 but this obvious left 2 planes to the cut and requires planing and paring the end grain.

With a block, shoulder and chisels I went to work. The tenon was going out square. it was still too big and it wasn’t going so well so I stopped here.

The next morning I had an epiphany. With a piece a cut-off I turned my tenon into a dado and the router plane made quick and exacting work of it!

Next I prepared to route out the cavity for the tail vise screw. In order to to give the route base support I joint an edge of a tubafore.

Point of interest. During the excavation I ran into a domino.

Next is the end cap….........

-- 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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 834 days ago

Man, that’s joinery on a grand scale and looks great! Excellent progress, despite all obstacles. Yee-haw!!! :-)

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

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eddie

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#2 posted 834 days ago

thats going to be one strong bench,looking good

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 834 days ago

Great update Scott. Going to be a beauty. Looking forward to the reveal!

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Dave

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#4 posted 834 days ago

Tenons on steroids. Exciting, I am hanging on the edge of my seat.
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opps fell off, OK I got control now. Man that is looking nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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SPalm

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#5 posted 834 days ago

Yikes. That is huge work.
Keep on keeping on.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 834 days ago

Great work Scott, nice to see the router plane in action, and good idea with the 2×4. That thing is going to be magnificent!

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

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Bertha

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#7 posted 834 days ago

The bridge over the tenon with router plane fix is totally orthopedic. Are you using your Festool extractor top as a shavings collector? If so, bravo.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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lysdexic

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#8 posted 834 days ago

Thank ye fellers! Al, I don’t understand your Festool question.

Nevermind. I went back and saw what you are seeing. That certainly makes me pause and consider what is in the background of my pics. Hmm. One could have a bit of fun with this.

-- 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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Bertha

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#9 posted 834 days ago

^lol. I already spotted a case of Jack in another one of your pictures. I was just thinking what the fine engineers over at Festool would think of their extractors piled with plane shavings. “Vlad, look at this American, soiling our machines with his fetid primitive tool belchings”. Good work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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AnthonyReed

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#10 posted 834 days ago

Beautiful work Scott. Your precision is almost surgical. How did you develop your techni ….. nevermind.

My appreciation for the domino picture, too.

-- ~Tony

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Bertha

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#11 posted 834 days ago

^Dominos happen. Scott knows a thing or two about Mexican Train. He also knows a thing or two about tiny running shorts. Only a matter of time until a Domino or two is showing.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#12 posted 834 days ago

Someday I may speak Festool, but then again, maybe it’s best I never do (if it indeed leads to tiny running shorts…)

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

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GrandpaLen

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#13 posted 834 days ago

WOW!! I’m stoked!

That’s Sweet, coming together nicely. ...your prowess is showing. – 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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Bertha

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#14 posted 834 days ago

^Scotty, I’m just now noticing your hammer, having scoured the background of your shop for anything I can pick on. I just can’t get past how pretty that hammer is. That is all…for now.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 833 days ago

lol Wow.

-- ~Tony

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