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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #16: Over the Hump!

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Blog entry by Eric posted 10-29-2011 01:06 PM 1976 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Somebody Kick Me in the Pants Part 16 of Roubo-Moxon Bench Build series Part 17: I'm Calling It Level (Enough) »

Well the separate paths of motivation and free time finally merged today for a couple of hours, and I was able to get my jack plane out and get busy!

I am about 3/4 of the way through “Phase 1” which involves getting the whole top flattish. Then I’ll drop it back down (you may be able to see it’s “up on blocks” (literally) to keep the top clear of the leg tenons) and see how level it is. If it’s pretty close to level, then I’ll smooth it up! If it’s much off (it was almost 1/4” high in some places!) then I’ll get back to work on “Phase 2” and reassess.

Hope to do some more tomorrow!

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com



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Bertha

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 02:43 PM

Outstanding! The substructure is absolutely substantial. I feel for you, though, that’s a lot of flattening. Just keep the reward in mind and push, push, push;)

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

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 03:09 PM

OH- I thought you had to take the top down an inch to get flush with those legs! I almost puked out of sympathy for you and your hand plane!

There’s something beautiful about big, beefy legs…

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Eric

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 04:16 PM

@StumpyNubs: LOL! Never looked at it like that (the top looking an inch too high), but I can see how you’d think that!!!

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 05:23 PM

Nice to see you back Eric. that bench looks like it wants to be done more than you want it to be done. hope its level once you are done with this phase so you can move on to the next one

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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RGtools

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 05:13 AM

Flattening a bench is a really calming experience. It has become a wonderful yearly ritual for me.

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

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