Roubo Journey Update #1

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Blog entry by Pat3 posted 01-23-2014 05:15 PM 1616 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick update on planing the first beam for the top, 3 of the sides are done. The last side has a deep gouge where the forklift hit it. The damage looks to be about 3/4” deep, so I broke out the scrub plane to help remove more material. The wood is already pretty square, it doesn’t take much wood to get it ready for use.

This is going to take some time :0)

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 06:24 PM

Are these 2 beams getting laminated in the center together? I’d just fill the gouge and put it in the glue line myself. Or stick it on the backside of the bench.. instant character lol. Looking good, can’t wait for the finish!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 06:55 PM

The two beams are going to be laminated together and I am going to put this side of the beam on the back. Since I have to true up this side anyways, I thought I would try to get rid of the gouge. However, if it takes too long I was planning on leaving it. DF is soft anyways, so I expect to put a lot more dings into this bench in its lifetime :0)

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 10:34 PM

i would say thats a lot of waste just for something that is going to be glued together and your not going to ever see again.

if it were me. i would just fill it with epoxy, or cut a mortise and glue in a chunk of DF in it, or the third option is to not worry about it and just put that portion on the bottom when glued up and it will never be a soft spot in the bench.

-- David Henley

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 01:26 AM

Put in an accent piece, it’d be a good way to practice your inlay work.

Just a thought. Have fun making your bench!

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 04:14 AM

Waho, I like the way you think, great idea, thanks!

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