The Roubo (it’s not what you think)

As a bench builder, and fanatic the name Roubo holds a special place in the heart of my shop. Heck the first bench I built was a Roubo and I loved the heck out of that thing. I use a French tool rack, and the next shop I have I'll line the walls with them …

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Suck it old wives tails

In recent months in the life of my shop there had been an interesting development of the direction, focus, or whatever. It's the constant referral to the 17th century joinery and chair making. This time I'm embracing it, going whole hog. The forms, the green wood; the disregard of most woodworking rules like moisture content, …