Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #13: Hey, Now That Almost Looks Like a Workbench.

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Blog entry by Eric posted 05-07-2011 09:02 AM 4675 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: ABD Part 13 of Roubo-Moxon Bench Build series Part 14: Bench. Is. Done. »

Today I lopped off the extra 1” or so from the tops of the leg tenons (are those called horns?), which was harder than I expected. Then I chopped the dovetails on the outer leg tenons, which was easier than I expected. In case you’re wondering, I started the cut with my dozuki and then when the back of the saw started hitting the top of the tenon, I switched to the rip side of my ryoba. Piece of cake, quite honestly.

I’m going to glue up the last four boards (two on each side) while the benchtop is mounted, so I needed to apply a little wax a little here and there to be sure my next glue-up doesn’t fasten the top to the legs. And that’s that!

The tenons aren’t a perfect fit through the benchtop. You can see gaps here and there. But it’s also really snug here and there, and between the four legs the top is quite secure and immovable. So I’m okay with cosmetic imperfections.

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#1 posted 05-07-2011 01:58 PM

That’s looking really nice man. I like the double tenon look. Great job, hope to see the final.

-- - Abe

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#2 posted 05-07-2011 04:07 PM

That thing is is going to be a monster when you are done.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 05-07-2011 07:26 PM

The workbench is looking good.

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 01:36 AM

Thanks guys! And yeah, “monster” is definitely what I’m going for. :)

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