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Building my Workbench #14: Not Much but Right-Side-UP!!

07-18-2017 03:26 PM by HokieKen | 15 comments »

Not much to say but I am so excited I just had to post a quick update. Yesterday I assembled the base with the long stretchers fit loosely. Then I wrestled the top onto it. Turned out to be pretty easy and I didn’t need any help at all. Just slid it on the base and then went around tapping here and there until all the mortises fell on their tenons. Then I drove in the drawbore pegs for the long stretchers and the base is done. Now I just have to pin the top to ...

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My Roubo Build #10: Self Control

05-25-2010 03:04 PM by naomi weiss | 14 comments »

OK, who am i kidding? I couldn’t just stay away! I am trying to limit myself, though. So as a reward for studying, i allowed myself to cut a few tenons.From Roubo SLumberMy circular saw was doing a crap job even though i set it for shallow cuts, and it actually started smoking! So i had to cut the tenons by hand. Way more enjoyable. Again, i love my shark saw! Below is a comparison between the cuts. Can you guess which is the hand-sawn tenon?From Roubo SLumberYep, the one on the right.W...

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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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Building my Workbench #11: Still Plugging Along

07-05-2017 01:09 PM by HokieKen | 13 comments »

Well, it’s been a bit and most of my shop time the past several weeks has been spent working on Father’s Day gifts and my contribution to the current LumberJocks Tool Swap. Those are both wrapped up and out of the house though and I had a long weekend with some pretty good shop time so I got quite a bit done. In fact… I AM ALMOST DONE! First thing I did since the last entry was to finish up all the M&T joints for the long stretchers. Here is the final dry-fit of th...

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Workbench #13: Leg Assemblies Complete

02-01-2012 07:56 AM by HungryTermite | 13 comments »

Now that I know what the actual width of the top will be (23 1/2 inches by the way) I was able to cut the short stretchers that connect the front and back legs: I decided to try to drawbore the legs with 3/8” pegs since the short stretchers will be attached permanently. I had already drilled the holes in the legs so all that was left to do was to mark the location on the tenon so the holes could be drilled. I couldn’t get the stretcher all the way into the mortise for som...

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Building my Workbench #10: Home Stretch Baby!

06-05-2017 12:04 PM by HokieKen | 13 comments »

Okay, so let’s say this blog sucks, at best. Or at least the author sucks at keeping it updated. It’s just hard when I squeeze in an hour here and there and next thing I know, it’s almost done and I haven’t taken any pictures :-0 But, I said I was going to blog the build so I’m not giving up no matter how sporadic the updates! I got a lot of shop time this weekend and made great progress on the bench. I still have it upside down but the day when I can fl...

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Split Top Roubo Bench Build #15: Pretty much done

04-01-2015 11:02 PM by ic3ss | 13 comments »

I put in an eleven hour day yesterday on this thing, the work was really kind of fun compared to the tedious work of digging out mortises of the day before. I’ve never tried the draw bore method of locking a mortise and tenon together. I didn’t even use clamps. Well this morning I just had to get the tops to fit on the tenons, so after trimming back a couple of mortise surfaces they both fit down snugly, a very sweet fit. As a bonus, the sides of the tops ended up flush wit...

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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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