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Roubo #15: Hey, want to see a BENCH?

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 1823 days ago 1148 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Moving Day! Part 15 of Roubo series Part 16: Roubo Completed! »

After much effort, and many tantalizaing blog posts, I finally got the bench assembled. I laid out the base, levelled it off (very little shimming was needed, just one leg about 1/32), and moved the top over to it from its temporary home on top of my cabinet saw.

I put in the drawbore pins, unglued, to make it easier to move it out of my crazy basement in the future. Then, I hauled out all of the supporting accessories, and went to work on the finishing.

I fit the leg vise, made the sliding deadman, and fine tuned everything.

Yours truly, posing with a NEARLY completed project. I still need to finish the other end cap, finish up the sliding deadman, and finish out the holdfast holes (you can see them pre-bored out to 3/8s, I’m going to plunge them out with a router bit and a jig to ensure I get them perfectly perpendicular to the top.

I also started out on the rails that will support the bottom shelf under the bench. I intend to store all my planes and saws down there. The goal is to have all of my hand tools and hand tool accessories/jigs within a few footsteps of my workbench.

I had some indirect light in these photos, so they ended up overexposed. I’ll fiddle with the lighting and get some better pictures in the future.

I also have some high res photos on my website, (including a couple that I didn’t bother posting) if anybody mid-build is interested.



7 comments so far

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sIKE

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#1 posted 1823 days ago

Like the Leg Vise and Sliding Deadman. Your bench looks so nice! Can’t wait to see the completed bench!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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ShawnAllen

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#2 posted 1823 days ago

Very, very nice bench!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 1823 days ago

Nice looking bench. A great moment in the history of your shop!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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ChicoWoodnut

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#4 posted 1823 days ago

That thing is fantastic. You are gonna love it.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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kenn

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#5 posted 1822 days ago

Looks great, nice progress, I’ve been enjoying your progress, now I’ve got to catch up to you!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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majeagle1

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#6 posted 1822 days ago

Looks like the bench of my dreams!!!!! Great Job!!!! Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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lgfskua

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#7 posted 1814 days ago

nicely doneā€¦…....

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