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21st Century Workbenches Project #1: The Planning Phase What do I like and what else would a serious woodworker need in a bench

01-27-2012 06:13 AM by thedude50 | 14 comments »

The Plan was to build myself a workbench and then it was 2 benches as my uncle decided he needed a real workbench as well. I offered to build the bench if he purchased the wood. and I already have my two vises and he will buy his vises and the wood for both benches. I will work my ass off and make the two benches. I also have a LJ friend here in town and have offered to have his build go at the same time as mine so this could be a 3 bench deal I am excited and hit the plans one more time. i h...

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Roubo-ish Workbench #1: Roubo modifications - please poke holes in this design

05-02-2012 01:46 PM by John | 13 comments »

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 scre...

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Roubo Workbench #1: Getting Started

01-13-2012 01:24 AM by Brandon | 13 comments »

The Predecessors One of the first projects that I made when I first started woodworking in 2010 was a workbench for the garage. All 2×4 construction with a 3/4” thick top of white pine. I made all the cuts on my newly acquired miter saw and actually assembled the thing in the living room. Here’s a picture. It was a decent garage/general purpose bench, but too tall and light to be a woodworking bench. I ended up cutting the length down and put it in the laundry clos...

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Roubo Workbench #1: Musings

05-06-2009 05:45 PM by Eric | 13 comments »

If you’ve been following my blog you know that we’re moving into a new (to us) house this month, and I’m planning to build a Roubo workbench to christen my new workshop space. Well I’m out of town for a few days and have a little evening free time, so I thought I’d jot down my thoughts as to what kind of Roubo I’d like to build (yes, there are many styles of Roubo!): I plan to have the legs tenoned straight through the top, including the dovetailed out...

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Roubo Bookstand ~ Part One

07-02-2012 09:54 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 12 comments »

The Roubo bookstand. It is one piece that truly fascinates me. Why? Perhaps it is the wooden hinge or the fact that the entire piece is made from one section of wood. The curves and the overall shape give it a look the outdoes anything with metal hardware. They are fun to make and a joy to look at. For this project I did not want to rush and make a mistake, so I am splitting it over two days. I picked out my last piece of mahogany and packed some tools and headed off. Now to make the Roubo...

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Roubo-ish Workbench #5: stretcher tenons and dry fit

01-20-2013 08:46 PM by John | 11 comments »

happiness is a tight tenon! first rightsideup dry fit… finish line in sight! still need to deal with the overhangs, finish the chop, chamfer the arisses, drill, drill, drill, flatten, finish, etc.

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Workbench Build #1: First sniff of glue

03-26-2014 04:03 AM by Mark Kornell | 11 comments »

I’ve been planning a workbench build for two years, maybe a bit longer. Started by reading everything I could, followed by some quality SketchUp time. Had a design, changed it. Tweaked it again. Threw the design out and started over. More tweaking followed. And so on… Settled on a Roubo variant, and ordered Benchcrafted hardware. A year and a half ago. Complete re-design once again. Did a couple tweaks to that and ordered the lumber. Should be well-acclimated to my shop by n...

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Roubo Workbench Three Years Later

01-20-2012 10:47 PM by mvflaim | 11 comments »

I made a Roubo Workbench three years ago and blooged the build at www.finewoodworking.com. I thought it might be fun to see how the bench looks three years later. Here’s the link. http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/roubo-workbench-three-year-later/

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Kids Workbench Build #1: The silliest of stuff is always worth doing right?

08-10-2014 08:19 PM by Airframer | 11 comments »

Over the past month or so my 15 month old son has been following me into the shop to “Help” out in there. This has quickly become his favorite past time and goes running for the door every time I refill my coffee mug (an action that always leads shop time lol). Once in there he is enamored with my workbench and all the cool wheels and pegs on it. So the decision has been made that he shall have a bench to work on when helping in the shop with daddy. Basically it will be ...

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Roubo Bench - Base Completed

05-06-2009 06:25 AM by kenn | 11 comments »

It is time to assemble the base for this massive bench. I gathered some air dried oak that I had left over from wedge stock when making windsor chairs and my drawknife. I carefully took the oak down to 5/16” thick since that was the size of holes I chose to drill to hold this all together. At first, I made the pegs square and cut them to length. Then I wised up and realized that if I carefully split that baby, I could save myself some effort and get 2 sets of pegs from one piece...

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