My Roubo Build #13: Picking it Up Again, For Real!

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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 02-26-2017 09:25 AM 856 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick post to say that I am really building my Roubo! And I mean it this time! The baby is in daycare and the husband has gone to get some lumber for me. I had made a mistake in my ordering, and in the end, my bench will have some kind of an apron ( I know, not really a French bench), and won’t be pretty, but hey, it’ll get the job done, and I will get back to woodworking!!

I assembled this workbench from Costco when I was 8 months pregnant. I was pretty disappointed that it would just be used as a sideboard for our appliances. So happy I was wrong. I just pulled the water-damaged Roubo legs out and cleaned them up a bit.

Now to attach the short stretchers with a housing dado. Gulp! Wish me luck!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 11:12 AM

Shalom Naomi,
I Never post anymore on this Forum but I ma very glad to hear from you and from Yerushalayim!
How are you doing?
I am reading the you are a mother, Mazel Tov!
I am doing OK in the cold and the snow of Utah.
Good to hear from you.
My wife and I still plan on returning to your country what we love.
PS; are you sure that you bought this bench in Costco as in the USA Harbor Freight sales it, I know, I bought one.
In fact this is a pretty good bench for the price.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 08:53 AM

That’s wonderful Naomi,
Good luck on the build, will be happy to see where you are going.
Time do pass, like the sun on the sky, life is short and precious.
Artichokes, ohhhhh I love those.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 04:23 AM

Wow, that’s what hiatus means!

Congrats on your return, and “Luck”! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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