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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #8: Flattening and Finishing

240 days ago by grfrazee | 3 comments »

Finally got the bench to the point where it’s time to flatten the top and finish it. Going into the project almost a year ago, I made a promise to myself that I would flatten the top by hand. I’ve seen the fancy router sled used by the Woodwhisperer (among others), but that’s not how I wanted to go (besides the fact that I don’t want to put down $50 on a wide-pass router bit). The top wasn’t too far out of flat, globally. However, there were lots of...

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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #7: Benchtop Divider

246 days ago by grfrazee | 4 comments »

My bench has had a gaping…er…gap in the middle of it since I built in in December 2012. Since I have Thanksgiving week off, I thought I’d remedy the situation. The divider is a simple piece made with two boards of sapwood-y black walnut with oak spacers. The bench was quite useful for gluing the thing together. The shot below shows that I staggered the spacers to accommodate different sized tools. After a little cleanup on the table saw and some fine...

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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #6: Plane Cabinet

248 days ago by grfrazee | 3 comments »

After getting tired of cleaning sawdust out of the nooks and crannies of my planes, I decided to build a little cabinet for them. It’s just a basic scrap plywood box with plywood drawers. I got a couple pairs of 100# full-extension drawer slides off Amazon for the drawers. I’m not the greatest at building carcasses (i.e., making them square), so I had to do some trial and error getting the fit right. For the drawer backs I just screwed on a couple pieces of scrap O...

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Build a Roubo Workbench On a Budget Part 6, 7 and 8

252 days ago by JordsWoodShop | 0 comments »

Forgot to post the last 3 videos of the Roubo build, so here they are! Part 6 (dovetail alternative) http://youtu.be/NRIAs9lIYmk Part 7 (Tail vise / Wagon vise install) http://youtu.be/MGb3Q4T4-50 Part 8 (Base Assembly) http://youtu.be/IhoQWF-cN20 About In this video series I show you how to make a solid Roubo workbench on a budget using readily available timber and hardware. Buy the plans: http://www.jordswoodshop.com/product/roubo-workbench-plans-sketchup/Subscribe to this...

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Roubo Workbench Build #1: Getting Started...

281 days ago by RPhillips | 10 comments »

Hi guys, this is my first Blog as I start my journey into the realm of fine wood working. I decided earlier this year that I would like to get more involved in working with wood and creating my own furniture and such. It all started with building a Apothecary style console for my wife that I got the plans for off the internet. While building that project I soon learned that I desperately needed to upgrade my tools. Since then I have acquired a few of the must have power and hand tools but I s...

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YARB #1: Yet another Roubo Bench...

290 days ago by parrothead | 4 comments »

I’ve been banging together a few projects here and there over the last couple of years and have acquired more and more hand tools. My current bench is a Sjoberg Hobbyist workbench (on sale at Woodcraft when I bought it for $100). It’s worked well, but i’m sick of it moving around when I try to do anything on it. So off to the internet I went in search of ideas for a bench. I’m a WoodWhisperer Guild member and his Roubo appealed to me…problem is…I do...

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My Workbench: One Year Later #1: The Top

336 days ago by RaggedKerf | 8 comments »

I thought I’d take some time to do something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. See, if you look at a lot of the workbenches here on Lumberjocks you’ll see some real craftsmanship and a lot of artistry. But these guys use wood like oak, maple, cherry, walnut, etc. Don’t get me wrong….if I had the choice I’d make mine out of maple and cherry and walnut in a New York second. However in my situation, using hardwoods is just too expensive. It...

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Roubo Inspired Bench #3: Dog Strip, Routing, End caps, plugs

432 days ago by jusfine | 2 comments »

I did follow the WoodWhisperer’s plans for the dog holes as well as many of the other elements. I reversed the dog hole jig to make one for the dog block which was canted in the opposite direction. The only thing that accomplished was it kept the 3/8” strip on the movable dog block on the same side as the glue-up. Routing the dog holes went smoothly, lots of sawdust and shavings! Gluing the thin strip to the routed piece with a full length caul. Broug...

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Roubo Inspired Bench #1: A "slight departure" from the Woodwhisperer Roubo Workbench Build

433 days ago by jusfine | 7 comments »

The desire for a new workbench was born before Marc began his Roubo build last year, but I can’t say his 2012 videos did not throw more fuel on the fire, as did some of the “Worbench of your Dreams” discussions and topics here. Personally, I need more space for storage, and it seems to be a waste to me to have an open base, so I decided to build an enclosed base, and in doing so, it caused me some design problems as I began to wander away from the WW plan. The more sites ...

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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #5: Drilling Holdfast Holes

445 days ago by grfrazee | 6 comments »

Happy Mothers’ Day everyone! Finally got a chance to go back to my parents’ house for the weekend (i.e., the location of my shop). Went into the shop and this is what my bench looked like: Looks like my dad has been at work in the 2.5 months I’ve been away. No surprises there. I made a pair of holdfasts in a blacksmithing class last fall. When I made them, I tried to round them down to about 3/4”. Since they aren’t necessarily a standard size sha...

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