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Completing The Split Top Roubo Bench From Southern Yellow Pine, Part 2

06-14-2018 03:04 PM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

In this video, I will be completing the build of my split top roubo work bench. I will finish making the base, build the leg vise , assemble the bench and put the finishing touches on my new woodworking bench. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe7lmi6mqGo

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Split Top Roubo Bench From Southern Yellow Pine, Part 1

06-08-2018 06:36 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I built this Split top roubo style woodworking bench out of affordable lumber from the home center. The benchcrafted tail vise and leg vise were not so affordable but definitely worth the investment. This work bench is solid, heavy and great for hand tool woodworking. I used the benchcrafted plans as a guide but had to change some dimensions since i used dimensional southern yellow pine from the home center. I also used Popular woodworking magazine’s issue #191 for a guide to cut the do...

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shop equipment #1: multi purpose table

11-16-2017 12:41 AM by pottz | 12 comments »

saw this on you tube and said to myself wow i wish i had the room for 2 or 3 of these multi purpose tables.this guy makes some amazing stuff check out this video and ill gaurantee everyone will want one! http://benchworks.be/en/projects/mfsc

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Moravian Workbench #1: building myself a bench

10-26-2017 01:46 PM by Schade | 14 comments »

I’m finishing up a work bench I started about 8 months ago and thought I’d share my progress here, since I’ve learned and got inspired by the group here.The Tool Tray is Tiger Maple boxed by Sapele. The wedges in the stretchers are walnut. Since I’m a hobbyist, I worked on the bench when I got the time, or when I saved up for more materials. It’s a Moravian Work Bench with a leg and tail vise. The legs are made from Sapele and Hard Maple. The stretchers ar...

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Roubo-ish work bench #4: Leg Vise, Finishing Touches

05-14-2017 05:17 PM by galooticus | 5 comments »

The last major part of the bench was making the leg vise. I’ve been looking forward to this. I had a 4×8 I set aside for this purpose. When trying to decide on the thickness, I couldn’t find a consensus on the internet. One thing I did notice (and didn’t follow :)) is that hardwood seems to be universally used for vise chops, even if the rest of the bench of the bench is softwood. Well, I had this 4×8 ready to go, and it’s not really expensive, so I figu...

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Roubo-ish work bench #3: Stretchers

05-14-2017 04:18 PM by galooticus | 2 comments »

Ah, stretchers. These were made from douglas 4×4s—the B-stock pieces that didn’t make the cut when laminating the top. Compared to the leg-top tenons, this stage was a breeze. As I mentioned in the last blog post, I ditched my old bench and am working entirely on the new bench from this point on. First things first, I put in a single dog hole so I could make use of a hold fast. This is the first time using anything other than irwin quick clamps for workholding. So muc...

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Roubo-ish work bench #2: Legs

05-14-2017 03:38 PM by galooticus | 2 comments »

OK, I left off last time with laminated top, but no legs for it to stand on. The legs are from 4×8 stock; the same old douglas fir: My intention from the beginning was to do the roubo-style double tenons, with the front tenon being some sort of dovetail like thing. I decided to go tenons (tails?) first, then mark the mortises in the top using each individual tenon. To find the tenon length, I measured the thickness of the top and added around 1/8” for fudge room. I agoni...

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Part 1: The need for a new, cheap bench

03-20-2017 10:10 PM by RobDubs | 0 comments »

It’s been about 6 months since I purchased a bench from a discount tool store, and I am in desperate need of something else. The bench is cheaply made, and even for having glued the joints prior to assembly, there is too much sway and movement for hand tool work. The included wooden vise is falling apart, and the wood is cracking. Yesterday, I started to build out a new bench, constructed of Douglas Fir 2×4’s. At less than $3 a board, I couldn’t beat the price. I w...

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New Work Bench

01-30-2017 03:58 AM by 49er | 10 comments »

I started a Roubo bench a few weeks ago. It is starting to take shape. It is fairly traditional. The top is 24×96x6 Ash that I cut and had milled about 4 years ago. I made a desk top out of some of these boards so luckily I had just enough boards to complete the top. The bottom will be poplar. This first picture is of 12 inches of the top being moved by myself to the jointer before the two halves are glued together. Never anyone around when ya need help. Flip it over and do it ag...

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Roubo-ish work bench #1: Laminating the Top

01-02-2017 05:37 PM by galooticus | 1 comment »

First blog post! I’ve been making shavings for about two years now using this monstrosity vaguely resembling a bench: It’s the most incredible bench ever, measuring in at a roomy 11’ long and 36” high. Has two shelves and even supports a kitchen sink attachment, however the previous owner either didn’t spring for it or took it with them. EVERY surface is curved (great for setting planes bottom-down, no need to worry about the blade dulling) and it rocks...

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