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My Roubo Build #2: Ah, Crap--Whinge Fest

05-10-2010 09:31 PM by naomi weiss | 3 comments »

From Roubo Slumber This is the current state of my Roubo. I’m pretty embarrassed about that, given that i have had the lumber for a few months now. I have encountered several glitches, besides my doctorate (when it gets in the way of woodworking, that’s exactly how i think of the damn thing). -First off, i miscalculated the stretchers. Since it’s 2 laminated pieces, one should be shorter than the other, and i ordered 2 of the same size (and shorter at that! the width betwe...

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04-18-2010 09:34 PM by lightweightladylefty | 10 comments »

My husband was planning to install another outlet and rocker switch for our workbench, so I offered to cut the openings. I lifted the top – which hadn’t yet been screwed in place – to cut the hole for the outlet box...The vibration from cutting and drilling caused the 75-pound top to fall on me. No, I didn’t get hurt but I’m too much of a weakling to lift it off, especially without using my hands. The Lord blessed me in that my husband was just outside the shop building his “stockade” for ...

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shop jigs/furniture/fixtures #7: wall bench #1 (remove/redesign/rebuild)

04-05-2014 05:40 PM by Tugboater78 | 6 comments »

Don’t have many pictures of the before to dig up but I’m sure in my other posts it can be seen. the shelf portion in this picture i took back out ( it was deeper than the bench top and kept hitting my knees on it) and gave to a neighbor who flipped it upside down and uses it to set his beer on while restoring his late 60s El Camino. It was sitting around originally made for another spot in my basement but i somehow measured wrong and it didn’t fit. The old bench, which...

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Workbench Build #28: End Caps and Tool Well Started.. Two Steps Forward and Whatnot..

07-13-2013 12:43 PM by Airframer | 4 comments »

Well, yesterday was almost a wash. The day started strong. I got everything setup to rip the bench side tool well wall to size. Then I decided to kill a few electrons and use the circular saw to get the job done quickly. Simple enough right? Well the saw decided to go walking about halfway through the cut for some reason and basically made that piece of cherry unusable. That almost has me sworn off of power tools for all but the hardest tasks. With power tools when things go south it ha...

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My new assembly table and I are off to a rough start

01-18-2014 09:57 AM by WatchYerFingers13 | 1 comment »

After a long uphill battle with my girlfriend, she has finally decided that I need a small bench/ assembly table at our house. My main bench and all of my tools currently reside on my fathers back porch, But due to my work schedule and time constraints it has become necessary for me to be able to do some work from home. So why a rough start you ask?...Two sheets of 3/4 MDF and one sheet of 1/4 tempered hard board later. Ouch! They slid right out of the back of my SUV directly onto my shi...

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Workbench Build #19: Getting the base ready for assembly

12-18-2014 06:58 AM by Mark Kornell | 0 comments »

While I did most of the odds and ends yesterday, there were a few things I needed to do today to get everything ready to assemble. First, I have a location conflict with the leg closest to the wagon vise and the first dog hole: I knew this going in – I need a leg close to the end of travel for the wagon vise, but the dog hole spacing was going to be less than the leg width. For the holes around the leg vise leg, I simply added a bit of space between two holes, but for the leg clos...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #1: Disassembly

05-28-2008 12:51 AM by YooperCasey | 6 comments »

Hello folks, I figure everyone should get a bit of a chuckle out of this project. My sister recently moved into a new apartment and for whatever strange reason she had somehow acquired a six foot long piece of bowling alley. Normally I would have just pitched it in the trash, but the grain caught my eye, birdseye! Upon further inspection it was a mix of birdseye, curly maple, regular maple and white oak. So it was acquired, and quickly moved home. Upon closer inspection I notice a few t...

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thought of the day #3: Workbench design, traditional or go crazy

05-30-2013 04:36 PM by jacob34 | 9 comments »

So I have decided I am far enough along to make a workbench or more importantly I have gotten to a point where I notice a lot of situations where a bench would make my woodworking life way easier. The problem is two fold though, one I design everything I make and in this case am of coarse going to do the same thing and two I tend to go “redneck” with my shop projects. So I am throwing it out to all my Lumberjock pals, go with a bench such as a Rubio. Or to go redneck, using con...

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A Workbench's Progress #1: In the Beginning

05-29-2007 04:17 AM by TheGravedigger | 7 comments »

In the beginning were the catalogs, and in the catalogs were beautiful workbenches, and attached to the workbenches were not-so-beautiful prices. Is there a single one of us that has looked at a catalog and not drooled over the incredible workbenches therein? Some may have unlimited funds, but I have trouble dropping a grand on a work surface. There are too many areas that have a greater demand on my hard-earned dollars. On the other hand, trying to edge-plane a board on a 6-foot foldin...

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Make A Roubo Workbench Part 1 - Project intro and wood selection

10-25-2013 03:16 PM by JordsWoodShop | 0 comments »

In this video series I show you how to make a solid Roubo workbench on a budget using readily available timber and hardware. The budget I have set aside to complete this bench is $300, and that has to include all the hardware. In this video I show you the features of my current bench, discuss the things I like and dislike, and talk about our wood selection. Watch the video: For more woodworking related content visit and likehttp://www.JordsWood...

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