Monday, December 18, 2017

Something Roubo-esque Part 1

They are taking down some dead and dangerous trees around our place. If you have been following you will know that I have plenty of firewood. I decided to take a section on one tree and mill it up into slabs, freehand, with a chain saw. Not a job for the faint of heart. Then I proceed to “take the ugly” out of it with a router and sled. I am calling this Part One of “Something Roubo-esque” as I am hoping it is the start of my workbench build. Parts of this series will show up now and then on my channel as I obtain more pieces for it and go along with the build over time.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A simple shelf (hand tools only build)

I uploaded this one a couple of days ago but You Tubes new algorithm is marking all kinds of things as "not suitable for advertisers".  I don't make much from my channel, but those first few days are the most critical, so I uploaded it as private and let it get tagged, then requested a manual review, which it passed.  Now that the extra hoop has been jumped through I have changed it to public and released it.

My wife wanted a small shelf for the bedroom.  She showed me the area it was to go and held out her hands and said "about this size", so I took it from there and decided to have some fun with a hand tool build.  It was fun and relaxing to do.

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