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Work Bench Build #15: Update

Here’s another ten items finished, only about a dozen to go. Roubo Work Bench “to do,” list and, assembly order. ^ ^ equals completed work. ^ ^ ^ ^ Clean and dust workshop. ^ ^ ^ ^ Research styles and types...

Work Bench Build #7: Onward and Forward

I found some hardwood at a local lumber middleman, none of our mills have any type right now and might not until spring. I even had to order this birch from off island at an outlandish price. Four boards for over $200 and the condition is...

Work Bench Build #5: Tail Vise Fab and Mock up

The building of the tail vise is not an easy accomplishment. I started to build the vise when I was invaded by the daughter and grand kids carving pumpkins, what a fantastic distraction , I was needing some time off to think about how I was...

Work Bench Build #11: Leg Vise & Crisscross Install

My health has taken a bad turn lately so progress has been crawling. The recent trips to physio therapy, sports massage, ultrasound, chiropractor, and stretches therapy all did nothing to improve the situation, so ill just have to limit my shop...

Work Bench Build #6: Taking Stock and planning

I have just finished drilling the pilot dog holes into the top boards that I have vises for. This will allow me to have a nice straight batch of dog holes started once the top is glued up by using the drill press when the top is still just a...

Open Apron Nesting Tables #3: Assembly and Finishing Up

I can heave a sigh of relief now. The client just came and picked up the tables this afternoon and she loved them. Like all of us, I am never really completely satisfied and always see flaws but she was thrilled and we’re talking about her next...

Marquetry Cutting Styles #4: Painting in Wood

The “Painting in Wood” style of marquetry cutting dates to early 17th century France and gets its name from the relationship of the typical subject material to the work of the painters of the period. The brightly colored baskets of fruit and...

Box FV #2: Work in progress

Sides and legs made. Sides are 5 × 1 mm alternating Purpleheart and Pau Amarello, bent on an 87.5 to 92.5 mm radius. Legs are 3 mm thick Pau Amarello, with mitre outside edges. The three holes in each leg are for dowels into the mitre on the...