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Project by RajinCajun posted 09-26-2015 08:53 PM 3960 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of a Roubo workbench. Front leg vise is amazing….my first use of this kind of set-up. I varied from the traditional by putting a twin screw vise on the end. I already had a good bench, but this setup is way better. Top is hard maple and some red oak. Base is pine. Leg vise is red oak.
CrissCross leg vice hardware by Bench Crafted.
Chain drive end vise hardware from Lie Nielsen tool works.

-- Its a HOBBY...I already have a job.

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#1 posted 09-26-2015 09:01 PM

Great design and build. I hope you use it often.

Be well.

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#2 posted 09-26-2015 09:10 PM

drop dead gorgeous bench. The first scratch is going to hurt.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 12:29 AM

That is a really great looking bench!

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 04:21 PM

Great looking and functional bench. How are the breadboard ends attached? Standard breadboard ends? Do you have additional pics of the end boards before assembly?

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#5 posted 09-27-2015 04:30 PM

Thanks for the comments, Steve. I wish I had done a better job of documenting the progress of the bench, but I only thought about it afterwards. The ends are indeed a standard breadboard configuration, held in place with the dovetails of the face board.

-- Its a HOBBY...I already have a job.

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