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    • Knockdown Roubo Bench Construction Details

    • With the recent upgrade of the knock down Roubo workbench, there have been requests to learn more about the construction details used.  There are many ways to build a bench, so here was the criteria I needed in this one: The primary purpose was and is to display our line of tools, and provide a work space for their demonstration.  It needed good work holding ability, and stability was important.  This also meant it had to have enough weight to keep it in place regardless of the type of
    • Knockdown Roubo Bench

    • This small Roubo style work bench was built several years ago for use at woodworking events away from the home shop.  Primarily it is the show bench used to display and demonstrate the Red Rose Reproductions line of tools.  With a top size of 60" x 18", it is small enough to be portable, yet big enough for serious work.  It will easily break down into five pieces:  The top, two leg assemblies, and the two long stretchers.  While perfectly adequate for shows, I decided to do some upgrading.
    • New Spill Planes

    • A new batch of spill planes is has been completed, and there are several in the store. This run has, in addition to the spalted maple and black cherry, includes several in European Beech.  Each plane has been sharpened and test cut, and is ready to use right out of the box.  Most of these will be going to Handworks next week and will be offered for sale.  I do not have a stand there, but will have them at Sterling Tool Works booth.  I hope to be there myself on Friday, so please stop by to s
    • Side Bead Planes now in Store

    • We currently have a restock of improved side bead planes in the store.  These are available in bead sizes of 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4".  It should be mentioned that our sizing is a measurement of the bead itself, and that the actual profile, including the quirk, is about 1/32" wider than the bead size.  Thus the 1/8 is 5/32" wide, the 3/16 is 7/32", and the 1/4 is 9/32".  More information about the side beads can be found here. From left 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4"
    • Taking Orders for Side Beads

    • We are currently taking orders for side bead planes, the construction of which are now under way.  These will be offered in three sizes:  1/8", 3/16". and 1/4".  Constructed of quarter sawn American Beech, with tapered O-1 tool steel irons, each plane is sharpened and test cut, and is ready to go right out of the box.  Expected delivery will be approximately the end of April.  Price is $275 each, plus shipping.  If interested, contact us and we will reserve any sizes you wish.  Payment w

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