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Roubo Workbench #2: Choosing the Material

01-13-2012 05:17 PM by Brandon | 22 comments »

I considered a lot of different materials for my bench. At the top of the list were southern yellow pine, white oak, red oak, ash, cherry, maple, and beech. Really, I think you can get away with a number of species, but it generally comes down to a few issues: availability, aesthetic (at least for me), price, and of course suitability for the purpose. Chris Schwarz really advocates using SYP in his workbenches book and even uses it for his 2005 Roubo bench. The advantages of SYP is that yo...

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Super Glide Recycled Roubo Workbench #1: Prepping the lumber

05-11-2012 03:47 AM by WheelsAF | 8 comments »

Like many weekend woodworkers I made due for years with half-baked workbenches. A few years back I saw the Roubo design and knew I would build it one day. That day has come. I am a retired AF officer (well…retired from the AF not from working :)) who has decided to get serious about my hobby. The furniture we have been dragging around the country and world could really use replacing. So I need a serious bench to help. A little explanation of my title: I call it a “Super Gl...

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Homebuilt CNC Router #3: Routing Large Mortises

04-14-2008 10:26 PM by SPalm | 13 comments »

OK, I had 8 rather large mortises to cut for the feet and top of the trestles for a new workbench and thought my little tool would come in handy. It did a handsome job, so I thought I would share. I also did my first video, just the camera on a tripod, 5 minutes of routing. Boring unless you like this sort of thing. I thought this would be a good time to explain some of the things that need to be decided, even for something this simple. Unlike hand routing, you actually have to...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #3: A look under her skirt....

04-01-2012 01:49 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 11 comments »

I got your attention with that title, so here’s the picture….. I began to cut the hole for the vise two nights ago, last night I actually got it mounted. I had to use 3 layers of plywood to get the clearance I needed to mount it. (I’ll try and get a picture of that when I’m under the bench again. I’m not picking it up again if I can help it.) I had my 10 year old nephew help me mount it and here are the results… I have one coat of BLO ...

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Workbench Construction #1: Joinery for the legs/base

11-12-2011 09:16 AM by Richard B | 7 comments »

So the purpose of this blog post was to help show how I built my bench. There are several things that might be of interest to a new woodworker (like myself). I worried for a long time that I wouldn’t be able to afford a nice bench, or that I would need another 2 grand worth of tools to build a decent one. the bench was built with material that was available at my local home store. Only the vises and the last few board feet of wood for the vise chops came from woodcraft. I did not h...

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Building My Roubo Bench #5: Finishing the Top

02-12-2012 03:37 AM by Andy Panko | 2 comments »

I had previously finished laminating the two halves that would make up the top. I made two 12” wide sections, ran each through the planer to smooth and true up the tops and bottoms, and ran each mating edge across the jointer. And as I wrote in the previous blog entry, one of the halves already has the finished wagon vise built into it. The two halves were now all done and ready to be glued. It was tricky maneuvering the two parts in the final glue up, as each section was heav...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #10: End Caps and Wagon Vise

08-13-2012 09:27 PM by Mauricio | 24 comments »

Back again friends, Ok, the next step is the make a wagon vise out of this screw I got from Lee Valley. Thanks to PurpLev for the inspiration on his blog:http://lumberjocks.com/PurpLev/blog/17919 First I jointed one side of the boards for the end caps then ran it through the thickens planner, etc… Next since the wood in the wagon vise recess had warped since being cut I had to trim some wood off using my #78, #92, and a chisel. I even used the front bullnose portion of the 78...

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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #3: Platform and Work surface

12-29-2013 01:14 AM by Garry | 7 comments »

So the UMWW is pretty well completed and I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. I’m very pleased with it and I’ll submit some posts to cover the construction. First I built the rolling platform torsion box. The 2×4s are acting as clamps while the glue sets up. The corners were cut away to reduce the height and reinforced with 2×8s to carry the wheel loads. The finished rolling platform: The Work surface torsion box was built using the rolli...

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My journey in workbench design #1: What kind of bench do I need?

12-04-2007 03:33 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 7 comments »

I have been experimenting more and more with hand tools, and I learned quickly you need a proper workbench to get the most out of hand tools. The last bench I built works really well for power tools and assembly, but it’s not stout enough to handle hand planning. It also lacked the necessary vises and bench dogs needed to secure your work. So I began my search for the perfect bench to use with hand tools. I’ll tell you right now, perfection is hard to come by for workbenches. Everyone ...

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New Life for a Columbian Woodworking Vise #2: Will it turn?

02-23-2012 04:22 AM by hhhopks | 9 comments »

So far so good, there are no surprises. No cracks or breaks. As you recall from my previous blog post the vise will not turn. There is no sense of restoring the vise if you can get to move. So this blog is about getting the screw to turn.I searched for woodworking Columbian vise information. There don’t seem to be much. What I have found so far are mostly pictures and mounting information, but not the details that I am after. Hopefully I am correct in my selection of words in describin...

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