|Project by Brandon||posted 01-13-2012 09:55 PM||9399 views||36 times favorited||49 comments|
This was a labor of love and a great source of enjoyment. I won’t go into too much detail on the construction of the bench because I recently started a blog series on the topic. This post will be more of the show and less of the tell.
I found Christopher Schwarz’ blue (2007) workbench book very helpful for both the theoretical and detailed plans on the Roubo bench. The width is 26” and length is 65” (including the tail vise chop), and 33 3/4 tall. Constructed out of European steamed beech for the top, legs, and tail vise, red oak for the stretchers, red and white oak for the shelf, jatoba for the sliding deadman, and mystery wood for the leg vise. The hardware for the vises are from Lee Valley (couldn’t afford Benchcrafted). Finished with boiled linseed oil.
Here are some more photos.
Top sans dogholes:
Parallel guide for the leg vise with oak dowel and turned handle:
Sliding deadman (jatoba):
Jorgensen holdfasts (not permenant!)
Dog holes in line with tail vise:
Close-up of the beech grain:
Comments and questions are welcomed!
-- "hold fast to that which is good"