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Blog entry by umbach posted 02-18-2011 06:16 AM 661 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, my bookcase is nearing completion. I’m pleased with most of it thus far. This was my first go round with hand cutting all the mortise and tenon joints and they are all fairly decent. My hand tool skill and knowledge is really improving thanks to The Hand Tool School by Shannon Rogers.

Sadly, my basement is a tad cool and the stain didn’t dry over night. So in went the portable heater all day to help the drying process along. Hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be applying the arm r seal.

In between coats of finish, I have been working on my roubo style workbench. Milling the top was quite a feat. I have four sections of four boards glued ip for the top and the first two sections are now together. It’s really looking nice. I decided to stay with southern yellow pine. That way, if I really screwed things up, it wouldn’t be as big a deal as if I’d have used quarter sawn oak or ash.



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#1 posted 02-18-2011 06:17 AM

I’ve cut it twice and it’s still to short!

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 06:26 AM

Looking forward to the finished bookcase. I make too many of those things, I am going to take a sabbatical from them after I make the next one in a few weeks. I cut twice and it is still too long, so I scrap it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 03:57 PM

I hear ya Bill. However this one has been fun for me since it’s more in the arts and crafts style.

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 05:07 PM

Don’t get me wrong I enjoy making them. I do like the a&c style. Maybe you could post a few WIP pics. Both projects seem real nice.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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