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On your feet

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Nearing completion on the Roubo-style bench. Legs in, vise mounted and tuned. Now to flatten the top and install the shelf. Then back to real projects.

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Legs

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Have some crazy gaps at the shoulders, but … Together.

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Boring

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Bored out most of the waste in the chop mortise. Horray for drill presses.

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Vise leg complete

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That crisscross mortise is a beast. My drill press and my router plane are my two new best friends.

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Bench top glued, bottom flat

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Got the top joined — it’s two 12×6  beams, came in at 22″ wide and just shy of 8′ long. Doing an edge joint that long across 5″ is … fun. Lots of flipping the top up with the help of my lovely wife, checking the fit, flipping it back down, planing out some spots, flep it again, check… Took a good hour to do the final fitting.

I put the leg blanks on to start figuring out which one will go where.

And I’ve got to start looking at how to layout the bits for the hardware…

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Bench #2

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In progress. This one will be a Roubo-style bench with a 5½” thick top.

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