|Project by DeLayne Peck||posted 10-31-2014 09:45 PM||4149 views||19 times favorited||32 comments|
As I built this workbench, my mind kept wandering to one question. Shouldn’t there be a new lower standard for the workbenches built by the average woodworker, the everyday clown who loves the craft? Not a Roubo, although I love them.
Then, bells tolled. I am building a landmark in our craft, the first, known as such, Rou-Bozo workbench!
This bench is full expression of the new low standard: Construction grade lumber. A butt-polished maple top, three reclaimed bleacher seats from a high school gym renovation. (Hey, 30 bucks!) Cheap wheels, and no fancy drawer guides. Pocket screw and glue joinery. An inexpensive vise with a scrap walnut handle. BINGO, ROU-BOZO!
Fuctions as an outfeed table, assembly table, and workbench.
Working height: 34 1/2”. Top: 7’ 5” x 28” W.
Main Carcase: 57” L x 22” W x 30” H. Corner Posts: 1/2’” proud.
Slide-in Drawer Carcase: 27” L x 21” W x 29 1/4” H
Six drawers: 26” W x 10” W x 5 1/4” deep.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.