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Workbench #12: Laminating the Top

01-31-2012 09:14 AM by HungryTermite | 8 comments »

The time has come to start making this thing look like a bench. In order to make the short stretchers I need to know what the final width of the bench is going to be. I am mostly playing the length, width, and thickness of the top by ear since I didn’t know how much I was going to have to remove from the construction grade wood I used. I purchased the pieces for the top 1 year ago so they have had quite a bit of time to dry out as well as bend and twist and warp. There are also some...

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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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Work Bench Constuction Journal #1: My Dream Workbench - A Journal of Progress

01-24-2012 10:41 PM by Ron Ramsey | 21 comments »

I have finally gotten around to making a real workbench for my new, and smaller, shop (see my previous entry). I am in the planning phase right now. I’ve been pouring over plans, books, philosophy of workbench design. I guess it’s safe to say I may be over thinking this. But the design is half the fun. So, I’ve put together a journal that you can download and look at. It has pictures and explanations of some of the design considerations I’m mulling over. I am ...

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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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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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Workbench #11: Moving right along... finally.

12-29-2011 07:57 AM by HungryTermite | 1 comment »

So… after almost 300 days and some major life changes since my last post (including moving and having to set up the “shop” all over again) I finally got back to my Roubo. I’ve hit the point in this project where it is starting to test the limits of my tools, my skills, my strength, and my patience. When I first started this project I tended to let the design drift to the heavier side thinking that the extra mass would be good. While this is probably true, once the b...

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Workbench #17: Completion

11-22-2011 05:17 AM by CartersWhittling | 22 comments »

Hello, this is probably my last workbench blog entry, now that my bench is complete! Like I said in my last blog, the workbench has been complete a couple weeks before this post on November 12. With my last post I had wrote about completing the base. After I had the base assembled, glued up, and drawbored I placed the bench top onto the base. Previous to putting the top on the base I had put one coat of boiled linseed oil on the underside of the top. The top is removable from the base, I deci...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #19: It's a Sham

11-14-2011 02:51 PM by Eric | 6 comments »

Still waiting on my oil to entirely dry. Meanwhile, I thought I would fix something that I knew would bug me all the time. My big honkin’ wooden vise jaw is too massive for the few inches of threading in the big wooden nut in the leg vise, and as a result the big wooden screw tilts downwards towards the jaw. See look: here in the very back of the leg you can see the nut: The nut is actually not glued into the leg at all; it’s merely held in place by those blocks that are...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #18: Workbench Eve

11-12-2011 04:43 PM by Eric | 7 comments »

It’s amazing how close I was to being done the past several months. If you go back and look at my archives (don’t worry about it, I’m about to sum up), I didn’t make ANY progress from May to October because I dreaded the flattening and leveling that I needed to do. Once I got over that hump, I made ginormous strides in no time. Since my last blog post when I called the bench level (enough), I have flattened it (enough) and planed/sawed the horns off the leg tenons. ...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #17: I'm Calling It Level (Enough)

11-02-2011 03:47 AM by Eric | 7 comments »

Phase 1 is complete. The bench is mostly flat, and is mostly level. I could talk about the various parts of the top (and the bench in general) that aren’t great, but then I think, “If I was reading the blog of some struggling woodworker who rarely gets shop time and builds a Roubo/Moxon workbench and then complains about the various imperfections of what is essentially just a ginormous wooden tool, I’d yell at him to shut up and be content and start making stuff!” S...

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