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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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Anarchist’s Bookcase

I got back to a little woodworking last week.  I built a bookcase from Lost Art Press’s Anarchist’s Design Book (ADB) to go into my son’s dorm room.  It took a fairly big mental hurtle to convert my shop from … Continue reading

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Wall shelves

Quick little wall shelves in pine, cut nails, and finished with shellac.  The dados were fun – it was the first time I’d cut them with a back saw, chisel, and router plane.  Lesson learned from this project: put the … Continue reading

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Innocent Beginnings?

Not even an hour had passed since I’d delivered my last project, and I was thinking about what project(s) to start next.  Didn’t matter that I still have a number of woodworking projects part-way done, or a pressing house project … Continue reading

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