|Project by Luqman||posted 07-27-2015 02:45 AM||2241 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ve been woodworking for about a year and a half and in that time I learned that I really like hand tools. I do use power tools, but the bench I made to begin with wasn’t working with hand tools. Holding work in a manner to not interfere with the tools was a real challenge. I wanted to remedy the situation so I started researching different benches and the Roubo appealed to me. Specifically the thick base, the split top, and the flush joinery. The bench took about 3 months to complete. It’s made from SYP from the local home depot and walnut. I learned so much building this that now I fell confident to pretty much build anything with the right research and tools. Plans came from Schwarz’s Workbench Book. Benchrafted criss cross hardware on the leg vise but I didn’t take pics of that. Both vises are from Lee Valley. Legs are 5” square. The top is 3 1/2” thick, 24” deep, and 7’ long.
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