I’ve been banging together a few projects here and there over the last couple of years and have acquired more and more hand tools.
My current bench is a Sjoberg Hobbyist workbench (on sale at Woodcraft when I bought it for $100). It’s worked well, but i’m sick of it moving around when I try to do anything on it.
So off to the internet I went in search of ideas for a bench. I’m a WoodWhisperer Guild member and his Roubo appealed to me…problem is…I don’t have that kind of scratch!
I shopped around and finally found some plans from Sigshop.com. I purchased his plans because they were A. Affordable, and B. Had the specifications for dimensional lumber.
Home Depot had 2×10x8ft Douglas Fir for $9.20 each, and i figured this was probably the cheapest/most convenient rout for me to go. In total, I picked up 14 of these boards and managed a 10% discount at the checkout. Score! They’ve been sitting in my shop for over a month, and I think it’s time I got moving on this bench!
So this morning, I started the process of jointing a few of the boards, ripping them to width, and planing them to thickness.
Then I started gluing…
So, it may be ugly, but it’s started and its mine! I’ll have plenty of years to make it pretty, but I have to finish the majority of this bench by the holiday season!