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Split Roubo Workbench #20: The Deadman - Capitulo Dos

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Blog entry by lysdexic posted 701 days ago 2729 reads 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last time we were here.

But I had a few issues and unfinished business. First the surface of the dead man was not flush with the front plane of the bench. Probably not a big deal but Smitty said I’d suck if I left it that way. Also, the dead man sat a little low and the top of the rebate did not extend into the groove very far.

To solve the all of these problem I did a little gluing. First I put a 1/8” shim on the front of the inverted V. This moved it out toward the face by the hypotenuse of a 1/8” right triangle. You figure it out.

The piece is upside down in the pic.

The top rabbet was short and a little narrow so I just glued a little piece of jatoba on. I let it overhang in the back in order to push the top part of the deadman out toward the front bench plane.

From a design standpoint I wanted a slightly slimmer look, not much though. In order to do this a mark a ~1/8” around the vertical piece with the tite mark.

This is the way I like to take off some stock. I’ll bevel down to the mark and the color the bevel. I will do fairly heavy stock removal with the #5. Just as I am getting ready to plane trough the bevel I will finish with the jointer, the finish with the smoother

I cut out for the curves (coves?) on the band saw and sanded them on the spindle sander.

It needs a little more and sanding and fine tuning. The M/T will get a 3/8” draw bore to match the others but this is where it sits.

Once again thanks for following along.

-- 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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Boatman53

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#1 posted 701 days ago

Looks good Scott. Nice solution to those little issues. Glad to see some more progress.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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lysdexic

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#2 posted 701 days ago

Thanks Jim. Time in the shop these days has been sparse.

-- 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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ShaneA

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#3 posted 701 days ago

Its a pity the real world gets in the way of shop time. Thanks for the update on the solutions, the bench is looking glorious. I am kind of jealous, honestly. I can admit it.

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#4 posted 701 days ago

Yeah, but I can’t sleep on my bench.

-- 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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#5 posted 701 days ago

looks like good progress. The fixes look like they worked out well

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 701 days ago

I bet you could. I know I cant plane with/on a bed…

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lysdexic

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#7 posted 701 days ago

:^)

-- 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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lysdexic

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#8 posted 701 days ago

Shane, that bed you made is friggin awesome.

-- 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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#9 posted 701 days ago

Sweeet. I guess you don’t suck.

Seriously, very clever solutions, and well executed. Nice work, Scott.

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

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Don W

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#10 posted 701 days ago

to me, its this kind of thing that separates a good woodworking (or someone that sucks), when a mistake looks like a design choice. Someone looking at that maple strip will never know it its a glide, or a shim.

I’m with smitty on this one. you don’t suck.

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

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 701 days ago

Nice! Capitulo Dos, see you know a little more Spanish then your letting on.

The deadman is looking amazing Scott.

Nice fixes, when you get a chance could you please post the formula for calculating the hypotenuse of a triangle? ;-) I’m sure I knew that once upon a time.

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

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#12 posted 701 days ago

Gettin it done Scott, i like the fixes .. ohh and the bench too. And i agree on the unsuckiness.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#13 posted 701 days ago

Great fix, the coves look splendid too. I really like your stock removal technique, thanks for the tip.

Nicely done Scott.

-- ~Tony

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#14 posted 701 days ago

a squared x b squared= c squared…where c is hypotenuse ….right? A little pythagreon theorum?

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#15 posted 701 days ago

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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