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Mini-Roubo from Oz #3: My first workbench build: Leg Vise - The beginnings

07-28-2019 10:31 PM by siggykc | 0 comments »

Gday all! So, whilst I was constructing the base of the bench, in parallel i had been keeping an eye out for folks selling interesting timber that I could incorporate into the bench.As i live in essentially a flat sized house, I dont have a huge stockpile of timber and just acquire it as I go.I came across a bloke who had an old hard maple bowling alley that he had ripped up. After close inspection, i figured it wasn’t the ideal thing to incorporate into the bench, but he had a shipp...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #2: My first workbench build: The Legs and Rails

07-26-2019 02:08 PM by siggykc | 3 comments »

Okey-dokey, Please, do bear with me folks. I posted my next entry accidentally as a comment….whoops! I’ll see if i can delete it and re-post it here as I’m meant to. Legs: Wooh! Who doesn’t like a good set of pins! The leg construction is all mortise and tenon. The Benchcrafted Tail Vise requires a certain amount of space between leg and the edge of the bench top to accommodate the mechanism.I had seen other people with shorter benches bore a hole for th...

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Drawbored Mortise and Tenon Tutorial

01-26-2019 03:38 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Drawboring has been used in timber frame construction and traditional woodworking since the earliest wooden buildings were built. It is a method of tightening up the mortise and tenon joint and preventing loosening over time. It generally will outlast a glue joint as well. I did a two video tutorial on how I drawbore and will link to it below. Pictured above is my Timber frame sawhorses which were built of green timber and draw bored about 3+ years ago. No glue and no loosening has occurr...

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Treadle Lathe #9: Flywheel finally done!

01-02-2019 02:28 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

It took some sweat equity but the flywheel is finally done. I ordered a few extra bow saw blades this time in case of another blade failure. Now that the flywheel is mounted in the lathe frame, it is really starting to take some shape. Once I get the bearing installed in the frame, I believe the flywheel will spin almost as good as my kids fidget spinners! Thanks for watching and following my build! View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #7: After months of work.....

11-20-2018 01:14 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After months of work, I finally assembled the frame for the first time. First, I cleaned out the last mortise in the upright base and it fit snuggly on the first try. I then moved onto assembling the base. Everything lined up as I planned and I achieved a tight fit. Now that each of the joints are complete in the frame, I can move my attention to the mechanical parts of the lathe. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #6: Steady progress | Frame assembly soon

11-15-2018 08:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

Since my last post, I cut the mortises on the uprights (three legs) and began hogging out the mortises in the three mating feet. The tenons are quite large and the mortises are taking around 15 drill holes using my brace and bit. The vintage Stanley brace and Irwin company auger bits I’m using are a real pleasure though. Each tenon is 3 inches long and I’m drilling the mortise to 3 1/4” depth. Once the three mortises are complete, I can fit the frame togethe...

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Tenon Challenge | Guess right and win!

11-09-2018 09:33 PM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Today, I cut a tenon using my Japanese Saw, Timber framing chisel and #4 hand plane. I filmed it and timed it. I want as many guesses as possible as to how long it took to cut the tenon using these tools. A lot of woodworkers don’t realize how efficient hand-tools can be. The more guesses the better. The winner will get a prize! See video below! View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #5: Upright mortises and dry fitting the first through tenon

11-02-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Today I began hogging out the four mortises on the 1st and 3rd uprights. Each mortise will house a through tenon attaching the two ways to the uprights (legs). The second upright attaches to the ways with a series of housings in which I discussed on the last post. Sticking with the hand-tool only approach., I drilled out each mortise with my brace and 1 inch auger bit from each side of the uprights then finished it off with a chisel. I’m really happy with the fit. Thanks for following m...

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Treadle Lathe #4: Dry fitting the first joint

11-01-2018 01:49 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this episode, I complete the two housings in the 2nd upright. Each housing is mated with a housing in each way. The horizontal ways will attached to three uprights (legs) of the treadle lathe frame. The ways will be the structural support for the headstock, tail stock and tool rest. View on YouTube

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Timber Framed 3/4"-1' Scale Model

10-25-2018 03:51 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

I’m planning to build a timber framed pergola/ arbor soon and wanted to get a head started by building a scale model. Check out my short video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMzOdG0l7YU&t=2s

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