Roubo Workbench

  • Advertise with us
Project by jmos posted 764 days ago 3693 views 18 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I figured I would add this to my projects. I blogged the build if anyone is interested.

This bench is largely based off of the PW gluebo bench; the top is LVL with maple banding and a few maple boards added in. Its 7’-2” long, 33” tall, and 26” deep. has a Lake Erie leg vise with sliding deadman and a home made twin screw end vise. The base is red oak. Finished with a couple coats of BLO.

I built this January and February 2012, and used it for my latest project. It was great!

Lots more detail in the blog if you inclined.

-- John

22 comments so far

View Enoelf's profile


192 posts in 869 days

#1 posted 764 days ago

Sharp looking bench! Looks heavy enough to take anything you throw at it.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

View BTimmons's profile


2079 posts in 1090 days

#2 posted 764 days ago

I guess it’s a left-handed bench, eh? Usually I’ve seen leg vises on the other side.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

View jmos's profile


681 posts in 975 days

#3 posted 764 days ago


Yes, it is a left handed bench. Isn’t everyone left handed? ;-)

-- John

View Squidman's profile


11 posts in 808 days

#4 posted 764 days ago


-- Bob

View Squidman's profile


11 posts in 808 days

#5 posted 764 days ago

OK, answered my own question:

Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is an engineered wood product that uses multiple layers of thin wood assembled with adhesives.

-- Bob

View Skylark53's profile


2559 posts in 1666 days

#6 posted 764 days ago

Great project, sure to see lots of use and always be the centerpiece to the shop.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View Woodbridge's profile


2580 posts in 1023 days

#7 posted 764 days ago

That is an impressive looking workbench!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6646 posts in 2585 days

#8 posted 764 days ago

I think that’s the best looking bench I’ve ever seen.

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View SawDustKing's profile


173 posts in 787 days

#9 posted 764 days ago

Nice work bench! Hopefully I can work up the nerve to make one of those in the near future.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

View carguy460's profile


774 posts in 941 days

#10 posted 764 days ago

That deadman has some sweet curves!!! That is a great bench, great job!

-- Jason K

View jmos's profile


681 posts in 975 days

#11 posted 764 days ago

Thank you all!

I love working on it. I don’t think I could have pulled of the bookcase I just posted without a better bench than I had.

-- John

View MonteCristo's profile


2094 posts in 794 days

#12 posted 763 days ago

Roubo would be pleased. Well done !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

View nobuckle's profile


1120 posts in 1366 days

#13 posted 763 days ago

Nice work. Into the favorites it goes.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

View Jamie Speirs's profile (online now)

Jamie Speirs

4096 posts in 1462 days

#14 posted 763 days ago

It looks GOOD

It must be a pleasure to use


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View Brandon's profile


4137 posts in 1557 days

#15 posted 763 days ago

Jmos, I love the combination of your bench with the nice display of all your tools. Truly something to be envious of! The LVL looks like a nice, tight straight-grained wood, too! Great work, as always.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

showing 1 through 15 of 22 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase