My Roubo workbench

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Project by ray470 posted 1080 days ago 3386 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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#1 posted 1080 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 1080 days ago

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

-- ohio

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#3 posted 1080 days ago

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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#4 posted 1080 days ago

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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#5 posted 1078 days ago

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 1077 days ago

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?

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#7 posted 1077 days ago

good looking bench, looks stout and comfortable to use

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

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#8 posted 1077 days ago

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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#9 posted 1072 days ago

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.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#10 posted 1072 days ago

A great bench that will last for years to come.

-- Custom furniture

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