|Blog series by Rob Drown||updated 02-19-2013 01:17 AM||5 parts||12592 reads||15 comments total|
My Furniture Guild is doing a group build of a roubo book stand. http://www.woodwrightschool.com/downloadable-plans/Book%20Stand.jpg A small slab of walnut yielded two of these blanks. It is all milled and squared and thcknessed. Then I layed out the ogives top and bottom. Then layed out the knuckle, drilled one corner and cut slots with a scrole saw.
Done with the first side. This piece of walnut is a full inch thick which means the knuckle has to be chopped down a full 1/2 inch in figured walnut.
Now comes the moment of truth. Will it split in half with the joint intact. We’ll know in a few minutes
I cheated and split it on my band saw. But it worked!! It opened with just a little fiddeleing.