Sun, Aug 18|
Plate 11 Woodworking
7 Day Workbench Class - SOLID TOP
Build your own Plate 11 Solid-Top Roubo
Time & Location
Aug 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – Aug 24, 2019, 5:30 PM
Plate 11 Woodworking, Ozark, MO
About The Event
The workbench is the heart of your shop. In this class you'll build the workbench of your dreams and the last one you'll ever need (unless you decide you want more than one). Over the course of 7 days, with the help of some heavy duty machines and basic hand tool techniques, you'll build Plate 11 Solid-Top Roubo with a Dovetailed End Cap and Benchcrafted hardware. Though we don't typically have time to make standard accesories like The Sliding Deadman, Gap Stop or Shelf, we will build the bench in such a way that ensures they can be added later with no additional work to the bench.
This is a physically demanding class, but the effort will be well worth it. Here's what you'll learn:
- Preparing boards to create large laminations
- Hand and power tool methods for cutting large scale dovetails
- Drawbored mortise and tenon joinery
- Planning for wood movement
- Installation and tuning of Benchcrafted Vise Hardware
- How to effectively flatten a workbench by hand
- Fitting and installing a sliding deadman
- Strategies for complicated glue-ups like those needed lo laminate the Gap-Stop
I'll show you how to safely complete each step using my tools as well as alternative methods so you can put them to use on future builds in your own shop. There will be time for demonstrations on sharpening hand planes and chisels as well as how to setup and sharpen a card scraper. I'll show you how to safely complete each step using my tools as well as alternative methods so you can put them to use on future builds in your own shop. There will be time for demonstrations on the setup and sharpening of each of the hand tools used in the build.
The completed workbench can be easily disassembled for transport back to your shop. If you plan to fly to class you should expect to spend at least half of the last day of class building a crate and packing it for shipping. I can also do this for a small fee the week after the class ends.
The size of this class is limited to 2 students. A full tool list will be sent out after your registration is complete.
Cost – Because this class starts so close to the posting date, the full class fee of $3385 is due at time of registration. Class Fee includes:
- Materials for an all Silver Maple 84" Solid-Top Roubo
- Benchcrafted Glide M Leg Vise
- Benchcrafted M Tail Vise
- Barrel Nuts
- Daily Lunch.
Materials for any Accessories or Accent Woods are not included in this fee and will be collected at the time of the class. Please notify me when you register if you would like any of these special materials.
Class Registration Deposit$3,385.00