Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #17: I'm Calling It Level (Enough)

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Blog entry by Eric posted 11-02-2011 03:47 AM 3388 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Over the Hump! Part 17 of Roubo-Moxon Bench Build series Part 18: Workbench Eve »

Phase 1 is complete. The bench is mostly flat, and is mostly level. I could talk about the various parts of the top (and the bench in general) that aren’t great, but then I think,

“If I was reading the blog of some struggling woodworker who rarely gets shop time and builds a Roubo/Moxon workbench and then complains about the various imperfections of what is essentially just a ginormous wooden tool, I’d yell at him to shut up and be content and start making stuff!”

So I’m content. Enough. Next I’ll take my #7 plane over the whole thing and then comes the smoother.

-- Eric at

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#1 posted 11-02-2011 05:27 AM

Is this bench being built in the kitchen?

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 05:35 AM

Hes taken the kitchen for his workshop and she gets the garage. The beer is an arms length away, perfect. Looks good so far.

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 09:08 AM

@X541: No, the kitchen is in my workshop!

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 03:15 PM

Nice progress eric. You are so close to the finish line.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 07:56 PM

Wow, what a beheamoth! Nice and strong, extra heavy, and level (enough). Well done!

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 11:58 PM

Thats a nice looking workbench.

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#7 posted 06-30-2012 10:26 PM

nice bench ( on steroids )

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