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

342 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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Workbench build 2013 #1: Intro

371 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 6 comments »

I need a new bench. i scored a solid core door to use as a benchtop.

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Working the wood #1: A good start

376 days ago by woodsyman | 1 comment »

Being the self-educated woodworker that I am, I would like to discuss the tool I feel has become the most important tool in my collection and that is my workbench. It is a great place to start when developing a shop of your own. I know there are many who will disagree. In fact, I once was one of these folks when I used to think the DeWalt 12” sliding double bevel mitre saw was the most important tool in the collection. At the time, the mitre saw was about the only tool I couldn̵...

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Workbench #3: The Build - Top

383 days ago by Marty5965 | 2 comments »

So I began the build with the top, figuring that I could use it to build the base. The wife bought me a Vika for Christmas so it is my temporary work bench (along with my trusty, old, Workmate and saw horses).As you may have seen in my earlier entry, the top was to consist of two, 8 piece laminations. I face planed them with my #7 to ensure good glue up and glued them at the same time as two separate chunks. Here was my first screw-up (should have planed them four square). This was clos...

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Workbench #2: Design Concept Redux

383 days ago by Marty5965 | 1 comment »

So, after reading all the great comments on my earlier entry I re-designed the bench. This time with an overhang. I also added a reversible well board. I kept the trestle base but notice it is inside the front edge (no toe stub…hopefully), I also felt I had to have a front apron for the vice rear jaw. The fat stretchers at the top and the solid ones at the front should resist racking. Notice the square fronts on the braces for the apron. Here’s my revamped joinery, all...

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Build a solid workbench (split top roubo) -- Part 1 The End Cap & spiral cutter heads

401 days ago by JordsWoodShop | 1 comment »

Episode Focus: Installing the end cap… The first project for season two is here! In this video series I show you how to build a split top roubo workbench on a budget!In this video I show you how I go about installing the end cap. Viewers note: JordsWoodShop is now putting out two to three 5 minute videos per week instead of one 20 minute video. Video Outline:00:00—01:40 Cutting The Tenon01:41—02:33 Spiral Cutter heads V Straight Knife cutter heads02:34 – 03:...

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Workbench #1: Design Concept

403 days ago by Marty5965 | 10 comments »

BASIC WORKBENCH DESIGN This entry outlines my basic workbench design concept. It contains ideas from 3 different traditional style benches; Roubo, English, and Holzapfel inspirations. It is made from inexpensive Southern Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir with some hardwood accents (vice chop for example). The overall dimensions are 6 feet long, 33 inches high, and just over 2 feet deep. The split top is designed to facilitate leveling the top after construction and provide an area for ...

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Build a solid workbench on a budget (split top roubo) -- Part 1

409 days ago by JordsWoodShop | 8 comments »

 Episode Focus: Slab glue up and slab flattening. The first project for season two is here! In this video series I show you how to build a split top roubo workbench on a budget! In this video I show you how to mill your timber, laminate the top slaps, and two methods on how to flatten your slaps using either hand tools or machinery. Video Outline:00:00 – 01:28 Introduction and Project run through 01:29 – 02:58 Timber preparation/Milling process 02:59 – 03:55 Slab Laminati...

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Wheelchair Accessible Moxen Vise

409 days ago by gsuing | 3 comments »

For the disabled woodworker, wrangling the standard front vise handle while dovetailing is a constant burden. See how the vise handle interferes with the legs. Enter the Moxen Vise. This vise was built from hardware made by Benchcrafted. Here is the Moxen Vise in standard mode. That’s great, but it is too high for the disabled woodworker. The solution is to flip the Moxen Vise over and lower it about four inches. Here it is flipped over and ready to be attached ...

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Workbench Build #19: Clean up and Reset.. Laminating the top Part 1

410 days ago by Airframer | 3 comments »

Not much “Progress” over the last couple days unless you consider a good cleaning of the shop progress (which I kinda do). The place had become a safety hazard and I just wasn’t able to focus on anything with all the clutter and dust about so it had to be delt with before moving forward with anything else. I started out like this.. And after a full day of cleaning and re organizing some tools I got it to a working condition.. As a side note.. the wi...

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