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About johnjoiner

Computer nerd by day, Dad and woodworker by night. Woodworking blog at https://johnjoiner.wordpress.com/

Tongue and Grooves with Veritas Plow Plane

I’m working on the shelf underneath the Roubo bench. I’m using some very old boards I’ve had in the shop; California cypress. The wood is beautiful, and has wavy grain and is brittle. Not too fun to work. I used … Continue reading

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The First Flattening

WordPress requires an upgraded plan to put video in a post.  So just a link to video at youtube below.  It is a time-lapse of the first time I flattened my Roubo bench.  I love my old Stanley fore plane … Continue reading

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Sawing To The Solution?

A confession: Hi my name is John and I’m a crappy sawyer. I’ve gotten along well enough with most of the woodworking skills.  I’m confident working with chisels and hand planes.  But though my saws are well-sharpened I have not … Continue reading

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The Slab Has Landed

  Here are two photos showing how I got the Roubo bench top mounted on the undercarriage.  The top is salvaged (dry) fir measuring a full 5″ thick by 24 3/4″ by 8′ long.  A quick estimate put that at … Continue reading

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Roubo Undercarriage

  Photos of the undercarriage of the Roubo bench. It’s all oak that I think was salvaged that I found at Siwek Lumber.  The 1/2″ pegs on the short stretchers are blind.  The single 3/4″ pegs on the long stretchers … Continue reading

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Making Pegs For The Roubo Bench

The undercarriage of the Roubo bench is more like timber framing than woodworking.  It’s just 4 legs, and four stretchers connecting them.  My legs are 3 1/2″ by 5 1/4″ oak.  I needed pegs to draw-bore it all together.  I … Continue reading

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Handworks 2017

I was on a roll for a couple months, doing more woodworking than I had in a while.  Then the end of April I accepted a new job at Penguin Computing and I have done no woodworking since.  That is … Continue reading

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