Monthly Archives: May 2011

I am the Modern Traditionalist

I have been reading and listing to a couple of blogs and podcasts that discuss “the hand tool craze.” And obviously, I belong to that group of hand tool crazies, but when asked what kind of woodworker I am, I … Continue reading

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Newest member of the FbY team

Almost everything I make is for sale, (excluding children according to my wife), and sometimes pieces just end up having a permanent home here, but I am very happy to welcome the Roubo workbench as part of my permanent collection. … Continue reading

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Flaming Chop!

Not only can I stand on my bench, I am standing on the shoulders of giants. In particular, the shoulders of Graeme Priddle. I decided to do something that would add my particular stamp to the Roubo workbench, so I … Continue reading

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The home stretch

I’m heading down the home stretch for my Roubo. Hopefully it will be complete early next week, then it will be time to head back to reality. Time to get back to work on repair jobs I’ve been putting off, and it will … Continue reading

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I’m standing!

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity, and I got lucky yesterday.  The base assembly went together as planned, and my Roubo is now upright. Having all the required tools ready to go and all the mental preparation really paid off. … Continue reading

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This is it, the night of nights

Overture, cut the lights, this is it, the night of nights, no more rehearsing, rehearsing  our parts, we know every part by heart. Overture, cut the lights, this is it, we’ll hit the heights. And oh what heights we’ll hit, … Continue reading

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Getting my legs on the ground

Who knew that making the Roubo workbench would be such a workout! Between the hand sawing, hand drilling, the lifting, and all the hand plane work, I’m getting a full day’s worth of exercise! Overall, the project is fairly straight … Continue reading

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