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My Roubo workbench

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Project by ray470 posted 09-12-2011 11:03 PM 3556 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my roubo workbench it is 6’ foot long and 22” inches wide the top is 4” inch thick red oak and the base is made of poplar the legs are 5”.1/2 inches square the leg vise is made of walnut and and the dead man is made of cherry it was a fun project.

-- ohio





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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 09-13-2011 12:21 AM

Nice looking work bench. Did you have a reason for choosing each of the woods, aside from the aesthetics?

-- Gary

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ray470

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 12:43 AM

I had thick walnut and cherry on hand so i did not have to glue up any pieces

-- ohio

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mbs

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 02:14 AM

Very nice bench. you will have many years of fun working on that bench.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#4 posted 09-13-2011 03:20 AM

Great looking bench. I am considering doing a Roubo myself this winter. This makes me want to get started already! Great work.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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dubsaloon

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 12:26 PM

OH MY! It’ll hold up and old semi truck! Nice job! I love the heavy lumber.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 08:13 PM

Nice bench I am getting ready to build one my self. Did you build it from plans or just what you thought it should be for your stile of wood working? How about a resource for the vices?

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 09-15-2011 08:17 PM

good looking bench, looks stout and comfortable to use

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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ray470

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#8 posted 09-16-2011 12:12 AM

I modeled this bench after chris schwarz petite roubo article in the august 2010 issue and the leg vise is model after the benchcrafted leg vise. I could only have a 72” bench in my shop

-- ohio

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sandhill

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#9 posted 09-21-2011 06:24 AM

I thought this would be a good link to visit for anyone getting ready to build a bench. Patrick Edwards combines the Frank Klausz bench and also merged elements of the French style Roubo bench. I have watched this video many times and studied the bench and I will build mine with both features as well.
http://woodtreks.com/design-build-traditional-woodworking-workbench-tail-shoulder-leg-vises/1651/

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 09-21-2011 06:28 AM

A great bench that will last for years to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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