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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2022, 07:25 AM »
Cruising along. I'm making some mistakes but thankfully none of them are going to be seen or affect anything.

Local dealer had an 8' x 14" 12/4 Walnut slab that he cut off an end for me. I went ahead and oversize milled down an end cap off of it. There should be enough left to make another if this one gets messed up somehow.



TS55 to trim the end off the front slab:



Kerfing the end for the tenon:



In order to clamp the guide rail on the narrow side of the slab to complete the kerf cuts I used my guide rail vacuum clamping pod:





Lots of fiddling later:



Excavating the cavity for the tail vise using two parallel guides and some bar stock:







I'm hoping to mortise the end cap today or tomorrow and see what needs adjusting on the tenon shoulders/end cap to get a good fit.

Matt
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2022, 05:53 PM »








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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2022, 05:58 PM »
Nice work. How's your anxiety level now?

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Offline 4nthony

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2022, 06:02 PM »
In order to clamp the guide rail on the narrow side of the slab to complete the kerf cuts I used my guide rail vacuum clamping pod:




My first thought seeing these pictures was how you clamped the rail. Very smart idea! I had no idea guide rail vacuum clamping pods were a thing. [cool]
« Last Edit: September 22, 2022, 10:48 AM by 4nthony »
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2022, 06:17 PM »
Nice work. How's your anxiety level now?

RMW

I'll rest easier when this is done that's for sure
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2022, 10:01 AM »
I finally figured out why they call them benchtop drill presses. You're supposed to use it to build a benchtop!!





Real reason for this: I originally hand drilled the barrel nut holes and didn't get it quite right on the location for one of the end cap bolts that wandered off centerline. The rasp I have wasn't doing diddly. I decided the best cure was the drill press to slightly move the hole over.

I know it looks perfect in the picture but there's a slight gap at the top shoulder line that's bothering me. I'll see what can be done about that.



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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2022, 10:57 AM »
This is the type of work I lose sleep fretting over until the time arrives to do it.

Matt, I don't recall but I assume you don't have Shaper Origin? If not, perfect excuse rationale reason to add one to the fleet. [poke]

I've got the newly released plate on order, which is perfect for this type of work. Not that an unreleased product helps you at this point.

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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2022, 11:40 AM »
@Richard/RMW I hear you. I've considered one off and on but the desire to learn a new tool just isn't there right now. I'm trying to go the other way on the technology front and use more tools that don't require electricity.
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2022, 12:12 PM »
Yea my hand tools are woefully underutilized, and my skills are on par. I'm still in a shop and jig phase, it's been a while since I actually built anything else. The boss just shakes her head every time I spend an entire weekend rearranging tools and there's  nothing to really show for it on Monday.

That workbench will give you a great foundation for hand work.

RMW
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2022, 05:30 AM »
Yea my hand tools are woefully underutilized, and my skills are on par. I'm still in a shop and jig phase, it's been a while since I actually built anything else. The boss just shakes her head every time I spend an entire weekend rearranging tools and there's  nothing to really show for it on Monday.

That workbench will give you a great foundation for hand work.

RMW

I can't say I'm ahead of you. I used a jigsaw to help cut waste on the big tenon because I don't own a hand saw unless you count my very dull hack saw. I'm trying though. I'll probably make one of those wall mounted hand tool storage things after this.



I made this jig yesterday to do the square bench dog strip that gets laminated to the bench top section I've been working on.

Matt
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2022, 09:16 AM »
I mentioned earlier the fit of the end cap was bugging me. I had this idea in my head and executed it yesterday/this morning and I must say it worked beautifully. I made a jig that could wrap around the bench that I made sure was square on both sides in relation to each other. Then I could run a pattern bit referencing the jig to square up the shoulders perfectly.









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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2022, 11:54 AM »
In order to clamp the guide rail on the narrow side of the slab to complete the kerf cuts I used my guide rail vacuum clamping pod:




My first thought seeing these pictures was how you clamped the rail. Very smart idea! I had no idea guide rail vacuum clamping pods were a thing. [cool]

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Offline 4nthony

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2022, 12:27 PM »

My first thought seeing these pictures was how you clamped the rail. Very smart idea! I had no idea guide rail vacuum clamping pods were a thing. [cool]

Wait, what? Who makes this thing? Looks like a must-have.

@Crazyraceguy I found more info here...

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/new-vcs-r-vacuum-clamping-system-for-festool-guide-rail/
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Roubo'ish bench
« Reply #73 on: September 29, 2022, 03:10 PM »
Gearing up for the dog hole strip next. I resawed an 8/4 board into 1 5/8 and 7/16 pieces. I'm hoping to get these down to 1 3/8 and 3/8 for the necessary dog hole strip pieces.



I also went ahead and made mirrored templates for routing of the dog holes:



The reason for the mirrored templates is the moving dog block is opposing the dog hole strip. If you just use the same template on it then the 3/8 cover cap won't line up with the rest of the dog hole strip. That will make more sense when it's done.

I also went ahead and ordered a Katz Moses dovetail jig and japanese pull saw to do the condor tails on the final front laminate piece. Bandsaw would be preferable but I don't have one. With any luck the front slab and tail vise will be done next week.

Matt
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