Split Top Roubo Bench Build #2: Still gathering supplies

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Blog entry by ic3ss posted 02-20-2015 09:33 PM 3086 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Preparing for the build Part 2 of Split Top Roubo Bench Build series Part 3: Milling »

So this is taking too long, I’m impatient. I called the wood supplier last week and was told that more 8/4 hard maple would be in the store on Tuesday. I called Tuesday and was told Wednesday. Called Wednesday and was told Thursday. I give up, so I went south to anther supplier in Eugene and I was only able to find one suitable board to complete the legs and one really nice 8/4 piece of walnut for the chop and the deadman. While I was there I got a call from the shop in portland that they had indeed received the batch of hard maple. This was all yesterday, so today I went up and was able to almost fill out my materials list except two boards for the top and a small chunk of walnut for the end cap.

I got it all home and stacked. My sawhorses are feelin’ the strain. The seem to be holding up well though.

I have enough to start though. I have to work tomorrow and I have a new ripping blade arriving on Monday, so I should be able to start milling boards on Monday. I have enough top boards to do all of the laminations except the dog hole strip and the face strip so I should be able to get all of the first round of top glue-ups done then.

Well, that’s all I can talk about for now. The work starts for real on Monday. Woo-Hoo!


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 02:59 PM

Carefull with the sawhorses. I had similar in plastic where my top was resting for a glue up. And I got wake up in the middle of the night by a loud noise. Went downstair to see my top on the floor. It created 2 nice holes in the laminated floor where the clamp hit first. The glue up was still intact though! :D

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 05:26 PM

I thought about it when I got it home. They have a slight bow to them right now. Today my new ripping blade arrives so now I can unload the saw horses and start working.


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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