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Roubou Top

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Project by Mosterofnone posted 04-11-2015 05:27 AM 1290 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my top for my Robou workbench. I made so many mistakes on this, but learned a ton. This is just version 1.0. I already have the wood for a ten footer. This one is about 6 feet long. It is made out of two slabs of white oak glued together with a large tongue and groove joint. The dog holes are routed into the slab, which is a little different than the normal method of doing it in the front laminate. My front and back laminates are made out of old growth doug fir. I made the large Condor Tail dove tails from a method described in Popular Woodworking. I would have waited to post when everything was done, but I’m getting deployed for nine months to the Middle East and could not wait to share.





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MC

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#1 posted 04-11-2015 10:32 AM

Looks great, looking forward to seeing the finished bench when you return.

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#2 posted 04-11-2015 12:24 PM

That pile of oak was nothing but a dream, you’re making it happen! Very nice work!

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

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#3 posted 04-12-2015 08:58 PM

Very nice. I just finished a bench as well, so I can appreciate the hard work that went in to your top. Looking forward to the finished product.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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