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YARW (Yet Another Roubo Workbench) #3: Cutting a 10/4 piece of maple for the leg vise

06-02-2012 03:12 AM by Brett | 4 comments »

Several months ago I purchased a 10/4 maple board that was about 10” wide and 120” long. Near the ends there was some bark on the edges and interior of the board, but I still had almost 9 feet of usable wood. Just because I’m a masochist, I decided to use a Japanese-style pull saw to cut the boards (slightly over-long) so they can dry for a few weeks (or months) before I mill them to final dimensions: Surprisingly, it only took a few minutes to cross-cut the board. Sawing from underneath was a little awkward, but it was fun considering that I don’t have to do it for a living. My setup was a little jury-rigged, but it worked okay. In the photo, one end ...

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