My dear LJ friends and community! Please tell me what you like/dislike about this idea.
the thought is to make a roubo workbench out of 4×4 nominal lumber (Lowes has 4×4 doug fir for about $1 a linear foot)
This will be my first of two roubos, so this one is practice. The second will be “true to Schwarz” and made from big timbers with a big wooden screw (from Erie) and a real wagon vise (probably from bench crafted) – but this first one will have a metal screw and a quick release bench vise driving the dog.
M&T (cheat M&T) for the front legs, but the back legs are more scandinavian (maybe?) – allows for unrestricted seasonal movement of the top – contemplating pegs or lag screws in elongated slots toward the back to affix.
PLEASE BE CRITICAL – POST YOUR THOUGHTS no holds barred. Where possible I will integrate your suggestions into the bench and keep the sketchup updated. THANK YOU!
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