Andre Roubo Bench Plans,Zebrano Wood Veneer,Xl Big Green Egg Table Cover,Diy Cnc - PDF Books

07.11.2014, admin  
Category: Woodworking Clock Projects

After three weeks of hand sawing, chiseling and pounding the wood, the bench became a reality. In the 1700s, a French craftsman named Andre Jacob Roubo took the time to record his vast woodworking knowledge, presumably for the benefit of future generations.
The traditional bench-mounted vise, protruding as it does from the worksurface, is always in the way when you're not using it. I absolutely hate my plastic sawhorses, but for my DIY needs and space-tight apartment living, the ability to fold flat is more important than a high weight capacity.

His resultant work, L'Art du Menuisier (loosely translated, "The Art of the Joiner") was a three-volume set containing over 300 illustration plates.In 2008 woodworkers Christopher Schwarz and Bjenk Ellefsen of Lost Art Press admirably took on the Herculean task of translating the work into English. It's not a matter of simply plugging text into Google Translator; Roubo refers to extinct tools, and the pre-Metric French measurement system differs from anything we use today. Modern-day accomplished woodworkers gamely began replicating Roubo's design, as in the drawing below.[image source][image source]YouTube tutorials went up on the subject, including this staggering 34-part series. We thought we'd show you something that makes for more manageable viewing: A craftsman named Ryan Van Dyke walking you through the features of his finished Roubo bench (which features the Benchcrafted Tail Vise we wrote about earlier).

Of the multiples we've seen on YouTube, Van Dyke's video is the clearest and best-shot--but he's rendered it unembeddable. Click here to check it out.The latest development in the Roubo translation occurred just last week.

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