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Roubo Bench in new workshop

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Project by simscw posted 09-23-2015 03:24 AM 1662 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This our workbench for our new workshop. It was made out of 2×8 and 2×6 stock and based on Christopher Swartz’s book. The leg vise needs some fine tuning. The screw is from Lee Valley, and we used thrush washers and e-clips for the garter. The end vise was a gift from my Uncle. He restored a Columbian 10”.

We ended up building the leg and stretchers with the top upside down to make sure it all fitted together. The top was made out of 2×8’s ripped down to 4” thick.

Above the bench is a plane & saw till that my Dad help make. It has some of my Grandfathers Stanley planes that I restored back to working condition along with one of his hand saws that he used to build houses from the 1940’s & 1950’s.





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Andre

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#1 posted 09-23-2015 04:09 AM

Mighty fine looking bench, now give her some working scars!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 09-23-2015 04:49 AM

That is a real nice looking bench.

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#3 posted 09-23-2015 01:21 PM

Good job.

-- jstegall

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htl

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#4 posted 09-23-2015 08:13 PM

Well done!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#5 posted 09-23-2015 11:34 PM

Nice bench, made better with your grandfather’s tools. Hopefully it will pass on down the family tree.

-- I keep cutting and it is still too short. http://mypam.blogspot.com/

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