Sunday, December 28, 2014

(The Bench Parts) Split Top Roubo Bench Progress as of December 28, 2014

Today got some 2 inch P.U rollers for the roller bracket and some bullet catches for the bench dogs.

Not to mention, did some initial marking and carving to the parallel guide. Here're some pics.....

Updated : May 16,2015

Split Top Roubo Bench legs coated with Linseed Oil. All mortises and tenons are completed.

Bullet Catches for the Split Top Roubo Bench Dogs. I've decided to go with the rod type of bench dogs.

P.U wheels for the roller brackets.

Parallel Guide marked and outlined for farther hole drilling (5/8").

Thursday, December 25, 2014

(The Sliding Deadman Rail) Split Top Roubo Bench Progress as of December 26, 2014

Progressing on Split Top Roubo Bench....

Installed a 1x1 inch V-bar (metal) for the sliding deadman to the long stretcher. 3 sets of  2 inch screw bolt are welded to the inner side of the V-bar ( as shown in the pic).

Edited: As you can notice that the wood are slightly darker now, more brownish in color. This is simply because the woods are now coated with 2 coats of Linseed Oil.

Raw V-bar metal 1x1 inch on both sides.

V-bar welded with 3 sets of 2 inch  screw bolt are then inserted into long stretcherof split top roubo bench

Welded screw bolt and the V-bar

Final piece of the split top roubo bench sliding deadman's metal rail.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

(The Bench Legs Pins) Split Top Roubo Bench Progress as of December 18,2014

Manage to stuck in those brass pegs for the upper and lower stretchers.  And the wagon leg vise is looking good, will carve out the chop next. Those brass pegs/pins will be cut to a 1-3/4 inch.

16 pins for the attachment of upper and lower short stretchers of the Split Top Roubo Bench.

All mortises and tenons for the Split Top Roubo Bench legs are cut.

Split Top Roubo Bench legs are temporary attached with upper and lower short rail fastened with brass pins. Also visible are the components/parts for the leg vise and parallel guide.

Friday, November 28, 2014

(The Japanese Footstool)As promised. Here's a pic of my japanese footstool

This Japanese Footstool was not stained with black paint but rather heat treated. It was burned then brushed and burned again to achieved a glossy finish. It was then applied with a coat of polyurethane. 

(The Hauling of Wood) Here's a little preview of what's been done thus far.

Here, you could see that all four legs, long and short rails are joined. However, Mortises and Tenons for the bench top (attaching the legs) are yet to be cut.


I thought I might just post these pics up. Its the raw timber for the top bench before any planing and cutting.

And here's a pic of the bench legs being glued together.
Lesson learned from my jointer plane, now both wood are glued together with dowels attached and you get a perfectly seamless joint. (I'll post the pic up later)

Update:  Joining the legs.

a: seamless joint between both woods.
b: legs are then attached to upper short rail with a gap of 0.1mm error (good enough).
c. tenon to be cut. marking was done by a knife.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

(The Sanding of Wood) After a long hiatus on building a Split Top Roubo Bench.............

Hello there,

Its been roughly a year ago that I've decided to build a Split Top Roubo Bench but it was put off until today.

Anyways, here are some progress I've made so far. Some wood changes were made to the table top too.

Here, on this pic you can clearly see what I've done so far,

1. Not having a wood planer machine. All wood are planed by hand tools.

Table Top and Gap Stop
2. Completing the Gap stop is essential at this point so that I can gauge the total width of the table for the length of my bench short rail. The original Split Top Roubo Bench (bench top) is where they have 8 pieces of wood glued together. Here, I did some slight modification where I use (per side) 2 pieces of 12" by 72" glued together side by side.

3. All long and short rails tenons are cut and long rails mortises are cut so far.

Bench Leg Vise and Tail Vise
4. Bench wagon vise is fitted with an acme screw. Well, I've to go to the metal fabricator to do this part.

Blue Print for the Split Top Roubo Bench from Benchcrafted
* Just a section of the front page of the blueprint. Its copyright protected and I paid USD20 for it.*

Next posting will be 2 articles on my completed projects,
1. Japanese Footstool
2. Kobikidai Beam Bench   

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