|The one-handed grip wore me out.|
Marc Spagnuolo is even hosting a split-tip Roubo, group-build through his guild.
Many folks are blogging about or posting their progress on social networking sites. It's become quite a community-wide activity.
I've wanted to build my own bench for 20 years. And like many woodworkers, I've spent lots of time leafing through books and plans trying to settle on the best design.
|I used a two-handed grip for more|
power and control.
I had finally decided to build Frank Klausz' workbench. That's when Chris Schwarz came out with his first workbench book. After he wrote his second workbench book, I realized that the Roubo design is the one for me.
handwork. The boards are heavy and long, and it seemed unsafe to cut them to rough length on my sliding compound miter saw.
I debated whether or not to use a circular saw thinking my arms would be jelly if I tried to cut all the boards by hand. However, I don't have a lot of wiggle room to waste wood, and handsaws can be very accurate and leave a thin kerf. So, I reached for my most aggressive crosscut saw.
By the time I sawed the first board, my arm was indeed jelly. So I took a different approach with the second board.
|I was a little off on this one.|
I sawed all the boards to rough length and wasn't the least bit tired.