Merry Christmads - nativity scene Roubo style

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Merry Christmads
nativity scene Roubo style

Two years ago I wanted to make a nativity scene and sine the Roubo workbench back then was on every ones lips, I thought that Joseph needed one of these.

But then Shave was born and he took over the bench that year.
Thought still I had to show you all how it started and that this was a fine way to say Merry Christmas this year where my shop is down for restore.

1. Roubo bench.
2. Joseph with all the wood for the project.
3. Mortises made.
4. Enjoying the moment together.
5. Joseph getting ready for some serious woodworking.
6. The blade is sharp and the saw works.

Merry Christmas to all of you.

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 10:20 PM

Simply amazing! This is one of the coolest things I have ever soon. You’re funny too. I have wanted to make a miniature plane, but that is REALLY small.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 10:23 PM

Mafe you have numerous beautiful projects but this one has some unique vibe to it. I love it. Great job!

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 10:24 PM

What a hoot. You goofy guy.
Merry Christmas to you too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 10:41 PM

Nice one Mads
No more big shop you can have a shoe box :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 10:56 PM

Mads, you are a special breed of crazy. I love it. This put a huge smile on my usually stoic face.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 11:11 PM

I love it Mads. You could do some fine marquetry with that little saw.
You have always been someone who could turn out great pieces in a small space.
I await the fully outfitted shoe box.

Merry Christmas.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 11:53 PM

And Merry Christmas to you Mafe!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 12:17 AM

So cool Mads what a cool little bench and accessories ,extra fine work.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 12:22 AM

I haven’t smiled this much at a lumberjocks project in I don’t know how long. Awesome work.

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#10 posted 12-14-2013 12:29 AM

That is totally awesome ! You always amaze me MADS. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#11 posted 12-14-2013 12:55 AM

Outta sight!! Beautiful job on it, Mads. I love it…..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 01:02 AM

How fun. Thanks again for making my day! Love it!

Merry Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Mads …... and Shave! You’re alive!

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 01:21 AM

Great work !!! I’ve heard of shop dogs. but this raises the bar. Does that make them bench sheep?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#14 posted 12-14-2013 01:25 AM

Wow. This is pretty. Merry Christmas Mafe.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#15 posted 12-14-2013 01:57 AM

Delightful Christmas Card Mafe, you the best you bring such joy to the world, now finish rounding out the rest of the shop…lol thank for the laugh…BC

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