|Project by Luis M||posted 08-17-2016 06:27 PM||1874 views||13 times favorited||16 comments|
I finished this split-top roubo workbench in August 2016. I’ve been wanting a proper workbench for a while now and I finally made it. This bench has been in the works for about 3 months.
The workbench overall dimensions are 6’ in length, 24” in depth and about 30-1/2” in height. The base and tops are made of poplar, which is cheap and plentiful in my area (Northern VA). The bottom shelf was made from The leg chop is made of cherry with a little bit of figure (the figure was an unexpected bonus). The sliding deadman and the rail for the deadman are made of soft maple.
I painted the base with barn red milk paint to match my ATC (and because I love milk paint). Then I put two coats of boiled linseed oil over the whole thing.
For the bench hardware I went with the Benchcrafted picked the classic leg vise and the crisscross. I also bought the Benchcrafted bench bolts. For the tail vise I picked the Veritas Inset Vise. I picked the Veritas vise to save money after splurging on the Benchcrafted leg vise.
I built this bench with the use of a 6” Jointer and 13” benchtop planer.
I’m extremely happy and proud of this workbench and can’t wait to start using it. For those interested in building this project I will add some diagrams below:
Here is a slideshow of all the pictures I have: