My Roubo Bench Journey #35: All......Most......There.......

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I startd out finishing up the Sliding Deadman that I roughed out yesterday. Here I am using the bench hook as a planing stop since my one planing stop wasn’t wide enough for the deadman.

I had to use the scroll saw to cut the curves on the deadman since my only small bandsaw blade is solid rust. Then I used a spoke shave to ease the edges.

I cut the bottom deadman rail on the tablesaw yesterday and installed it today.

Next up was the leg vise chop. I took it out of the clamps, removed the screws and hand planed both sides flat.

Next I used a hand saw to cut off the waste on the upper outer edge, ala CS on his French Oak Roubo Workbench. Then I used a Jack Plane across the edge to smooth out the curve, followed up with a sander which was also used to ease all the edges of the leg chop.

And here it is with the new leg vise chop installed, works like a champ!

It feels and looks more like a completed workbench now. Just have a couple of things left to do:
Lay the bench on each side so I can flatten the sides one more time.
Flatten the top.
Add the wood chop to the tail vise.

I can’t believe it is almost done :0)

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Thanks Brian, now I just have to wait until my neighbors are available to help lay the bench on it’s sides so I can finish the hand planing :0)

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