My Roubo Bench Journey #28: A Little More Stretcher Work, just a little....

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We have been out of town visiting family, but before the trip, I was able to start cutting and fitting the first long stretcher. Then I had to take the bench apart to remove the legs and small stretchers so I can start fitting the long stretcher. I was also able to pick up two, new to me hand saws. One is a nice carcass saw and the other is a full size panel saw. I used the carcass saw to cut the tenons, it needs sharpening but still worked well. Here are some pics of the progress:

I am still working on fitting the first long stretcher in between fishing trips at the river. And I need to cut the tenons for the second stretcher. I also glued up several pieces of wood that will be used as the chop for the tail vise. I will show that in the next post.

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You will get there pat, I would go fishing instead of work in the shop as well if I could. Every day spent fishing adds a year to your life.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

I had all the vises on hand and incorporated the wagon Vise in the glue up. The leg Vise was the one I worried most about but in the end it was easiest to install including the crisscross.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Yeah great work. Im starting to get worried about my top. Lol Thorreain I read all about your workbench and gluing up the top. My question to you is did you have all the vises there as the top was being glued up to figure out how & where you wanted them? I really like that you pre drilled your dog holes first. I don’t plan on going all the way through. Rockler has short dogs I think im going to use. Im kinda torn at this moment on what I really need or should actually put in it. Lol

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Thanks Thor, yeah if I would just stop fishing I would have had this completed months ago :0)
Our Niece is spending the weekend with us and a buddy is coming up to go fishing this Mon thru Wed, so I don’t expect much to get done until after that.

Great pictures pat. I’m glad to see you are making some progress again, the amount of time since your last post had me a worried. Keep up the great work and thanks for posting the wonderful pictures.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

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