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My new workbench (Roubo)

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Project by JasonD posted 1145 days ago 3861 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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Marc5

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#1 posted 1145 days ago

That is one kick ass bench!!

-- Marc

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1145 days ago

Nice looking workbench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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mafe

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#3 posted 1145 days ago

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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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 1145 days ago

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

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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MayflowerDescendant

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#5 posted 1145 days ago

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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bigike

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#6 posted 1145 days ago

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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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 1145 days ago

it has been a pleassur to follow this build thankĀ“s for sharing it thrugh your blog
CongratĀ“s with the new toy :-)

take care
Dennis

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RGtools

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#8 posted 1145 days ago

Hubba Hubba.

Good job. How deep is it?

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

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Hoakie

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#9 posted 1145 days ago

nice looking bench

Drool!

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

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JL7

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#10 posted 1145 days ago

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 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Bob, Oregon

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#11 posted 1145 days ago

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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cam1297

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#12 posted 1145 days ago

That thing is damn sexy. Excellent Job.

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#13 posted 1145 days ago

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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larryw

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#14 posted 1145 days ago

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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steliart

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#15 posted 1145 days ago

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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