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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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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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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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Band Saw Tires

My 14″ band saw threw the lower tire the other day. The tire balled up in the lower corner and jammed up the whole works bringing the motor to a stop. I’ve thought about replacing the 3/4 hp motor with … Continue reading

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Period Windsors, and more on The Adze

I caught up with Jim Van Hoven recently when he held an open house at his shop in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. He has a nice setup in a building that used to be a restaurant. From back to front … Continue reading

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Toothing Plane

Lapping my toothing plane. The stack of free 60 grit paper they gave out at a guild meeting last summer is perfect on my granite test plate.  It sure is nice how quickly a wooden-bodied plane can be trued.  This … Continue reading

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