Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #18: Workbench Eve

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Blog entry by Eric posted 11-12-2011 04:43 PM 4002 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s amazing how close I was to being done the past several months. If you go back and look at my archives (don’t worry about it, I’m about to sum up), I didn’t make ANY progress from May to October because I dreaded the flattening and leveling that I needed to do. Once I got over that hump, I made ginormous strides in no time.

Since my last blog post when I called the bench level (enough), I have flattened it (enough) and planed/sawed the horns off the leg tenons. That was no joke! Last night I got the planing stop done and I bored the hole in the leg vise for the screw. Also no joke:

And you know what I did today? I put my first coat of BLO on it. My bench is literally finished. I still have all the parts (leg vise, planing stop, etc.) separated so it’s not assembled. But tomorrow I will have a fully-functioning workbench.

Final pics to come, but here are a couple of pics from this afternoon:

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 05:27 PM

Way to go Eric. This is looking magnificent. I know what it’s like to hit that lull in progress. I think every project has one.

Keep it up. That bench is a monster that is going to love working for you.

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

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#2 posted 11-12-2011 06:06 PM

beautiful woods…and workmanship.

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#3 posted 11-12-2011 06:09 PM

Spectacular! That first auger photo is desktop background material. Very cool.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 02:49 AM

Very nice, cant wait to see the final assembly.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 11-14-2011 05:22 AM

Eric, thats a nice workbench!

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#6 posted 11-14-2011 04:05 PM

Thanks very much everyone!!! Appreciate the support!

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 05:40 PM

Huzzah and Congrats! Looking GREAT!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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