Fair Woodworking

June 15, 2013

Roubo Bookstand Part 2

Filed under: Fair Woodworking & Hand Tool Blog,Roubo Bookstand,Skill development — fairwoodworking @ 8:09 pm

OK, layout is done, for the most part.

Time to do some drilling, and some sawing, and such.

Well, for starters.

I still haven’t solved the layout problem, but all is not lost. The drilling went as well as you could expect.

So what of the fret sawing?

If you have seen how Roy Underhill  does it, you will know that a fret saw is not the correct tool. Roy uses a pointy hack saw blade, but I hadn’t watched the video in an awfully long time, so I guessed on the “correct tool”.

The fret saw seemed to get the job done, but even in the video, I could see that a lot of the cuts are a little squiggly.

Going to have to try to fix that as well.

But the real problem is with the sawing itself. A fret saw pays a hefty price with all the threading, and re threading. One of these blades last a good while most times, but I don’t expect this one will last all that long now.

Part 3




  1. so did you finish the bookstand … i still have one on my bench i started and haven’t finished. Lazy i guess.

    Comment by n/a — June 25, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    • Well… er… Ya, it’s been “done” for a while, but I’m slow at editing the footage. Two more segments that got a little painful… Not in a bleeding sense, just trying to cope with the screw ups. I’ve also completed a proper book stand that I will post some time. You really should get it finished, it’s a really cool project once it is done.

      Comment by fairwoodworking — June 25, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

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