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Roubo workbench

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Project by tigerwoodsman posted 09-24-2015 03:19 PM 1824 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here are some pics of the roubo bench I built. I made it out 2×6. Added some dog holes and hold fast holes. The holdfast are the gramercy ones. Let me know what you guys think good or bad. I did take some short cuts on some of the joinery. But if ask questions and comments. Thanks for checking it out.

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 04:41 PM

That is a monster! Beautiful Bench!

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 08:23 PM

thank you. yea it weighs a ton.

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#3 posted 09-24-2015 08:30 PM

sorry about the pictures not being right

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#4 posted 09-25-2015 02:56 AM



sorry about the pictures not being right
- tigerwoodsman

Yea, I was going to ask, how did you mount it to the wall?

On a serious note, how did you join the top to the legs? It almost looks like dowels or pins like in drawboarding. And what are the overall too dimensions?

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#5 posted 09-25-2015 03:03 AM

i used 8 inch structural screws. but first i used a forstner bit and went down about an inch. put the screws in and covered up with oak dowels. used a flush cut saw to get them down. then more planing and sanding. i know the actual way is used the dovetail with the through tenon. but i tried this way and actually really strong. but i know i will get some grief on the joinery on the bench.

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#6 posted 09-25-2015 03:04 AM

another note that is the second jaw i made for the vise. the vise did not come with a template so i ended up screwing up the first one second is fine though.

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#7 posted 09-25-2015 12:50 PM



i used 8 inch structural screws. but first i used a forstner bit and went down about an inch. put the screws in and covered up with oak dowels. used a flush cut saw to get them down. then more planing and sanding. i know the actual way is used the dovetail with the through tenon. but i tried this way and actually really strong. but i know i will get some grief on the joinery on the bench.

- tigerwoodsman

I actually like the look of the dowels in the top. I am just beginning to plan my next workbench and I’m contemplating using wedged dowel tenons to attach the base to the top because I like the contrast of the dark dowels with the lighter wood. How about a couple of pics of the base? I’m just curious about the rest of the bench.

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