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Blog series by Rob Drown updated 02-19-2013 01:17 AM 5 parts 9985 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Mill the blank

02-12-2013 04:46 AM by Rob Drown | 2 comments »

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.

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Part 2: Chopping the "hinge"

02-17-2013 01:21 AM by Rob Drown | 3 comments »

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.

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Part 3: Kuckes are done.

02-17-2013 11:40 PM by Rob Drown | 1 comment »

Now comes the moment of truth. Will it split in half with the joint intact. We’ll know in a few minutes

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Part 4: It opened !!!!!

02-18-2013 12:48 AM by Rob Drown | 6 comments »

I cheated and split it on my band saw. But it worked!! It opened with just a little fiddeleing.

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Part 5: Finished

02-19-2013 01:17 AM by Rob Drown | 3 comments »

Well, I sanded it and put a coat linseed oil and wax.

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