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Project by Jay posted 01-09-2017 11:38 PM 4425 views 16 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I followed Christopher Schwarz Roubo workbench design he details in his book, “Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use”. I used SYP I purchased from the local box store. I also included the wagon vise concept Chris described in a subsequent article. I used Wood Whisperer’s method of flattening the top. This worked extremely well and went quickly. I used Hovarter’s vise mechanism for the leg vise. I used walnut for the sliding deadman for contrast. I finished it with boiled lindseed oil. It’s a joy to use.





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 12:19 AM

great looking bench jay thats gonna serve you well for years to come,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 12:48 AM

Nice work Jay, hope you get years of enjoyment out of your new work mate!

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 01:13 AM

That’s a really great looking bench. I can’t wait to start mine.

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htl

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#4 posted 01-10-2017 02:01 AM

Really nice!!
I wonder if it’s heavy duty enough? :=]

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#5 posted 01-10-2017 02:05 AM

Looks good and very sturdy. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 01-10-2017 02:32 AM

Great work, it looks really nice! You gave me some ideas for my future workbench.

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#7 posted 01-10-2017 03:54 AM

This is just really amazing. I am so jealous!!! Great job, beautiful.

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#8 posted 01-10-2017 05:58 AM

Awesome bench! How did you find so much SYP that was knot-free? It would take me hours at several big box stores each to find such clean material.

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#9 posted 01-10-2017 06:18 AM

Should last awhile, careful with that mallet, holdfast may not release.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 01-10-2017 09:48 AM

That is a beautiful workbench. You did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 01-10-2017 10:27 AM

WOW!! Super nice>

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#12 posted 01-10-2017 01:05 PM

Nice work! Enjoy building with it!

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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Valete

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#13 posted 01-10-2017 01:47 PM

Wonderful job!

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#14 posted 01-10-2017 02:03 PM

Great workbench, you’re gonna love it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#15 posted 01-10-2017 04:02 PM

looks great

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