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Made from a single piece of walnut. A fun project for a small piece of wood.
-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真
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ruobo book stand
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#1 posted 02-19-2013 02:53 AM
Rob that is really cool, great craftsmanship. Now I’m curious what the term “roubo” represents, I’m trying to make the tie to a roubo workbench now.
Great job sir!
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#2 posted 02-19-2013 03:17 AM
Nice job.I always liked these.
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#3 posted 02-19-2013 05:32 AM
Thank for stoping by and the kind words.
Roubo was a french craftsman who wrote a book about jointery that has survived and has a lot of really good info in it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Jacob_Roubo. Chris Schwartz has popularized Roubo.
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#4 posted 02-19-2013 10:51 AM
Nice work Rob. It would be great to use for recipe books in the kitchen because when you’re done using it it can be folded up and easily stored.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#5 posted 02-19-2013 01:21 PM
Ahhhh….learned something new today, thanks Rob.
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#6 posted 02-19-2013 03:26 PM
BRAVOGULFTANGO, if you go to The Woodwright’s Shop and browse the old episodes available, you’ll find a show where Roy demonstrates the build process.
-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain
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#7 posted 02-20-2013 05:09 PM
Awesome book stand! Like the wood and design is very well executed. Shows a lot of skills on creating one.
#8 posted 03-08-2013 06:26 AM
Thank you, my woodworking guild did these as a group build. Lumberjock Garyshrp had built an example and worked out some scale factors. I sure developed a need for a THIN paring chisel. It is really fun when they pop apart an become functional art.
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