|Project by Eric_S||posted 10-17-2016 12:50 AM||1697 views||10 times favorited||22 comments|
Southern Yellow Pine Split Top Roubo Workbench made out of 2×10’s ripped in half. . Cabinet is made of plywood with Pine face frame. I haven’t finished the sliding deadman yet but I might wait a while to do that. The top was flattened with a router planer jig I made from plywood and metal L braces for rigidity. The top began as 4” thick but due to some serious warping on the front half I had to plane it down to 3 3/8”. Legs are all 4 3/8×4 5/8” thick. Bench measures 76” in length, 24” deep, 34” to top. Side legs are mortise/pinned tenon’s. Middle rails are connected using long bed 5/8” diameter bed frame style bolts. Finish is Danish Oil 3 coats. Top sanded only to 60 grit, the rest to 220.
I’ve wanted to build my own solid workbench for quite some time now. Last summer we moved to a new house and I remodeled the basement to have a dedicated workshop instead of being in the garage like our last house. Blog post here… http://lumberjocks.com/Eric_S/blog/83642, Old workshop here… http://lumberjocks.com/Eric_S/workshop ( I need to update workshop pics).
Now that the workshop was done, it was time to add a proper workbench. I spent the last 6-8 months working on this in whatever free time I could get during the weekends.
The bench itself is based off of plans from benchcrafted.com but with slightly different dimensions. I bought my front St Andrew’s Cross Leg vice from them and wagon wheel tail vice from them too. They were a pretty penny but wow are they smooth and well worth it. Precision machined and beautiful to look at.
I then decided to add in storage since the room doesn’t have any besides wall space. The dog holes are positioned just outside of the drawers so that I can use hold downs later on.
I’m still working on setting up shop, but needed a workbench so this was first.
Thanks for looking!
-- - Eric Noblesville, IN