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Blog series by Rob Drown updated 424 days ago 5 parts 8217 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Mill the blank

431 days ago by Rob Drown | 2 comments »

My Furniture Guild is doing a group build of a roubo book stand. 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"

426 days ago 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.

425 days ago 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 !!!!!

425 days ago 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

424 days ago by Rob Drown | 3 comments »

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

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