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Building the AskWoodMan Roubo #1: Everyone Starts somewhere

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Blog entry by AccidentalNinja posted 08-02-2013 09:47 AM 2155 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First post…. I’ve been a lurker here for a long time and figured its time to start doing something. I’ve gone through several versions of half-assed workbenches. I think I’ve finally decided to put in some work on decent one.

I have a few criteria that needed to be met for this new project.
- I’m working in 1 bay of a 3 car garage, the smaller the footprint, the better, but I still want it to be useful
-I use a EurekaZone tracksaw system so I’d like to be able to clamp objects to the workbench and use them for various tools.
-Need to be able to break down the bench pretty easily in case I’d like to move my work area outside.

After trying a few options I think I’m going to give the Askwoodman.com style of Roubo Workbench.
His Project is located here:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD60F5FEC6707C031

Progress will be slow going, I can usually put about 1-2 hours a night after work and family time. Hopefully it’ll work.

Next update will show the current progress.



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steliart

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#1 posted 08-02-2013 12:10 PM

Been thinking of that for sometime now. Not decided yet.
But I did some design of it with an alternative clamping system using bar clamps.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 12:22 PM

Steliart, how would you work the edges of panels with that design? Say, 2’x3’ cabinet doors, or one that would be larger? I guess pull the bar clamps from the middle, and move them towards each leg?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 12:31 PM

Bar clamps are so easy to pull out and move at any distance your bench allows you. Also this type of workbench can so easily accept quick clamps, it is so versatile.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 02:06 PM

Most important is finding a bench that works for you! I love me some bar clamps, absolutely, and the small footprint makes sense in a one-car garage space.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 03:38 PM

Steliart- I really like your concept. I already have some 2x Redwood glued up for rails but I think I’ll try the layered plywood for my next version. I can see those pipe clamps really helping in all sorts of applications. Nice touch!

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#6 posted 08-02-2013 04:15 PM

Thanks AccidentalNinja
Allan (Askwoodman) also liked my touch on it plywood with bar clamps, and he said we think alike :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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