Roubo Design Update: What I Learned
by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust
The design is complete. The bench top might be taking longer than I’d like, but at least I was able to finalize the details. Does anyone want to donate a powered jointer?
I had a few minutes over my lunch break, and was able to finish the sliding dead-man, bang out a vise chop, add a planing stop, and locate my hold-fast holes. It might not seem like a lot, but here is what I learned.
- Planning out all of the details will help you work out problems you might not see otherwise.
- I don’t really need bench dogs or dog holes. A planing stop will work better for me.
- I often joint long boards. A sliding dead-man will make it easy to support long boards
- Thinking about how I work allowed me to plan out the location of hold-fast holes before I turned my bench top into Swiss cheese
Back to work. I hope to have a completed bench top soon.
You can find links to my other Roubo posts here: Project Index