Thread: Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench
1st Jul 2010, 07:19 PM #196
Congratulations! That's a very fine looking bench. Here's to many years of productive woodworking!.
I know you believe you understand what you think I wrote, but I'm not sure you realize that what you just read is not what I meant.
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2nd Jul 2010, 07:58 PM #197
I've made some progress on the vices. It should be pretty explanatory from teh photos. Let me know if you have and questions.
For the wagon vice, I ended up not following the instructions. Also, I tapped some holes rather than using the nuts.
3rd Jul 2010, 10:48 PM #198
4th Jul 2010, 07:37 AM #199
Has your vesper square arrived yet? Or have you finished those bits that required it another way?"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing"
(Edmund Burke 1729-1797)
4th Jul 2010, 08:38 AM #200Skwair2rownd
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Excellent WIP Boz, and I'm pleased to see the bench being put to good use.
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4th Jul 2010, 08:48 AM #201
Vesper squares: $200, $250 and $280 respectively.
Super Cheap Auto Square: $2.95
Which is better?
The Super Cheap one (cause it actually exists...lol.)
I'm still waiting on the square. How I get around it is I use my cheap square which is about 89.2 degrees on both sides of the wood and kinda average it out. Horrifying isn't it. Good thing most of my joints stretch over 1m and hide the slight imperfections. (Maybe if I bought 100 of them, 1 would be square.)
I told Chris I would buy one, and I'll stick to my word.
4th Jul 2010, 08:54 AM #202
Love the work in progress.
I know that you made this bench for the purpose of using it in your work shop, but I feel that as you have completed the various stages of the build I was there building with you.
Little side track story.
I used to visit my sister in her third floor unit some time ago. Next door they were building some town houses. I used to drop in and say hello and while I was taking the shoes just inside of the door I would look out the window. I watch the progress of the building next door. It got to the stage that I would say hi and just stare out the window. On one of those days she asked "Are you coming to visit me of visit the building next door?"
Well natually I said the building progress.
Her flatmate came back with a response and asked "If I would like a chair?" Thus allowing me to sit and watch the building.
At this point I corrected them, as they only had low chairs and I would not be able to see out and down into the building site.
3rd Oct 2010, 09:21 PM #203
The bench is still not completed. As it is, it is functional and working well.
The details remaining include attaching the leather work to the vices, tweaking the leg vices to be ultra smooth, attaching a name plate, and one final sand and oil.
Here's some pics I posted on another thread with the bench in action for another build.
16th Jan 2011, 07:25 PM #204
16th Jan 2011, 07:35 PM #205
scratched, marked, small bit of oil spill, small bit of glue spill...
looking like it should... like a workbench.
work has been delayed while working on other projects...
Still a few things to do...
more dog holes,
rebuild the carriage block for the wagon,
attach the leather,
attach the made by me logo,
functionally it's working well.
now I'm planning the matching oversized wood rack made with blackbutt decking.
16th Jan 2011, 10:21 PM #206
Super job on the bench, glad to hear its looking like a real bench and not covered with plastic protective sheetingInstagram: mark_aylward
A good edge takes a little sweat!!
16th Jan 2011, 10:45 PM #207
Just found this
I'll have to stop reading these bench builds - makes me want to build my ownregards
veni, vidi, tornavi
Without wood it's just ...
3rd Mar 2011, 06:18 PM #208
Bench Update. Planning the next stages.
Here are a few photos of the bench after several months of use.
I need a place to store the parallel guide pins (seen here in dog holes.) I wanted this to be in the lower stretcher but with the top on I couldn't fit the drill in.
Top needs it's annual re-surfacing. I also need to add more dog holes. I was planning on adding center and back rows spaced 6-12" (cf. 3" at the front.)
I had trouble with the parallel guide joining the chop on the leg vices. Both joints have moved a little. The original/current joint is a through tenon with two wedges. Relatively good construction but the pressure is considerable.
I had the option to remove the joint, clean it and re-set it. However as I used titebond III it will make a mess even if I drill out the wedges. I thought of inlaying the inside corner with a metal brace. I'll need to adjust the leg mortise.
I'm not keen to remake the parallel guide as there is a lot of drilling involved and a decorative end piece.
I still have the bench crafted leather, and the hide glue to attach it. I wanted to see how the bench was handling in case pieces needed to be replaced but it looks like a goer.
6th Mar 2011, 10:18 PM #209
Today I drilled a back row of bench dogs. Used a forster bit on the drill press to drill a 3/4 hole 4" from a marker... then lined that up with every 3rd front hole... if that makes sense... progress... While I was there I re-sanded the top and put a new coat of organoil on.
I debated a center row... but couldn't decide...
I used titebond liquid hide to attach the leather. Easy enough. Cut to size. Apply glue. Place baking paper between vices and close. I probably used a little too much glue. I'll wait till tomorrow to test this out.
6th Mar 2011, 10:25 PM #210
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