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Split-Top Roubo: Bringing Out the “Big Guns”

Posted on February 12th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Projects, Tools, video. 3 comments

Although it pains us to do so, woodworkers have to ask for a hand once in a while. One of my next projects, the Benchcrafted split-top Roubo bench is one example of that. The bench calls for about 250-300 bd/ft of materials, in this case some rock maple I had cut from a log about 2 1/2 years ago after a hurricane came through Cincinnati. (Yes that can happen from time to time).

Here is a quick :90 sec video tour of one of the machine rooms we used to mill up the maple.


Because I seasoned it myself outside on … Read More »

Get Woodworking Week Modern Shelf Project Video

Posted on February 9th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, video. No Comments

I’d like to submit this humble little shelf project I did a few years ago for WIA 2009 that was a part of a video project I did with Gorilla Glue. This was a part of a series of shelves I did to practice some hand cut dovetails in curly cherry and purple heart. The video at this link gives a more basic approach to building them with rabbet construction and dowels. All materials you can purchase stock from a local big-box.

If you are looking for another easy alternative Megan’s Fitzpatrick has got one here at Popular Woodworking’s “I do … Read More »

High-Speed Dovetail Glue-Up

Posted on December 5th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, video. No Comments

Here’s a quick and easy way to see how a dovetailed carcass is assembled, at high speed. This is the case for the Traveling Anarchist’s Tool Chest.

Sorry Mr. Schwarz, but I had to use some clamps on mine to pull everything in tight.