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My new workbench (Roubo)

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Project by JasonD posted 03-06-2011 01:31 AM 4474 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new Roubo workbench built with hand tools out of southern yellow pine. I started milling the lumber in the last week of November and 3 months later, it’s finished. I blogged about the build here at LJ and you can read it starting here





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#1 posted 03-06-2011 02:15 AM

That is one kick ass bench!!

-- Marc

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#2 posted 03-06-2011 02:18 AM

Nice looking workbench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 02:21 AM

Beautiful job, congratulations.
I did look at your blog from time to time.
I like the fact you made it in pine, and I love the thick top.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 03-06-2011 02:33 AM

Nice Jason !
That sucker is going your pal for a long time !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#5 posted 03-06-2011 02:39 AM

SWEET! Awesome job. May you have many, many years of enjoyment at that bench. Can’t wait to see the many projects that roll off it. Thanks for sharing. Play safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 03-06-2011 03:08 AM

very nice looking bench, so how many dips in the hot tub did you take after this? LOL
I can’t imagine using all hand tools but i bet it was very calming!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 03-06-2011 03:18 AM

it has been a pleassur to follow this build thank´s for sharing it thrugh your blog
Congrat´s with the new toy :-)

take care
Dennis

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RGtools

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#8 posted 03-06-2011 03:29 AM

Hubba Hubba.

Good job. How deep is it?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#9 posted 03-06-2011 03:30 AM

nice looking bench

Drool!

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#10 posted 03-06-2011 03:56 AM

Awesome bench Jason – that’s a huge undertaking – maybe some day I will follow your footsteps…..

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Bob, Oregon

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 03:57 AM

Wow!

Very nice, Jason!

I’ve been giving some serious thought to building something similar and your blog is a great source of info and advice. Thanks!!

-- 73, Bob

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#12 posted 03-06-2011 03:57 AM

That thing is damn sexy. Excellent Job.

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#13 posted 03-06-2011 04:46 AM

Jason, Congratulations on the bench, what a great achievement!
Although I have some hand tools, I think my age and sorry physical condition dictate use of more power tools. So be it!

Thanks also for the blog, I think perhaps that your word count outdid Christopher’s Roubo section!

See ya,

-- Smitty

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#14 posted 03-06-2011 07:07 AM

Great job on the bench Jason. Being from the south, I’m surrounded by lots of yellow pine. I think this wood is somewhat undervalued by woodworkers for use in the workshop.Maybe not for fine furniture, but it’s great for utilitarian things such as your cool workbench. What I think a lot of people don’t realize is that it has a specific gravity equaling that of black walnut or cherry ( from the book “understanding wood” by R.Bruce Hoadley) making it one of our harder north american soft woods. I also built a wood bench using yellow pine as the core on the framing members, and faced with poplar.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#15 posted 03-06-2011 07:25 AM

Excellent workbench, very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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