|Project by DVB||posted 07-05-2011 03:52 PM||5726 views||25 times favorited||20 comments|
Here is my Roubo Workbench that I’ve been working on for the past couple months and FINALLY finished this past weekend. Of course it was heavily influenced by Chris Schwarz’s book. The top is three 6×8 Doug Fir Timbers laminated together, and the legs are Doug Fir 6×6s. I put a Benchcrafted Tail Vise and a Lake Erie wood screw on a cherry chop. I still have to build a shelf on the bottom and put a coat of Danish Oil on it, but as far as I’m concerned it’s finished!
I do have to give some credit, since I couldn’t have completed this bench (or had the courage to even attempt it) if it weren’t for Shannon Rogers’ personal help and his Hand Tool School. With my job, I’m not able to travel to woodworking classes and his online videos have taught me a TON! I have to say that without that as a learning resource, this bench wouldn’t have happened and I’m ecstatic that I built it. Furthermore since I live fairly close to him, he supplied me with the Doug Fir timbers. I received his permission and he let me know that his employer McIlvain lumber is going to be selling their overstock lumber through their retail partner Hardwood to Go at discounted rates. Anyway, thanks Shannon and thanks all for looking.