There are many Roubo but this one is mine.

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Project by KenBry posted 08-17-2012 03:42 AM 3542 views 13 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings again Lumber Jocks!.. This is my bench that I finished about 10 minutes ago. I started it back in April I think. Took a while plus I had to wait on the hadrware to come in from Benchcrafted. The bench is a take down style. The top, unbolts from the lower section. The legs come apart at the long rails.I have been working on this in my Garage in the Phoenix summer averaging temps in the 100+ degrees in my Garage..

The Legs and top are made of hard country maple
The Rails are soft Maple
The Leg Vise Chop and dead man are country Maple and Walnut
The Shelf is Birch Ply.
The Vice hardware is all from, It’s the new handwheel that they offer.
The wheels are from Rockler.
The entire bench is coated in danish oil

Can I get Daily Top three ???? LOL…

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#1 posted 08-17-2012 04:06 AM

Nice work! I never get tired of looking at new Roubo pictures. Mine should be done by this weekend, started about the same time as you, been a rewarding project.

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#2 posted 08-17-2012 04:15 AM

Wonderful job Ken and I know that you are proud to be done. The bench looks simply awesome.

How do you like those casters?

Also, did you flax seed the wheels?

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#3 posted 08-17-2012 10:19 AM

Beautiful bench…’s makes MY daily top three!!!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 11:28 AM

Yes, I flaxseed oil cooked the handwheels. I’m not real thrilled with the results. You end up seeing spots instead of a smooth finish. Next time I might try powder coating.

The casters are awesome, they allow for the bench to move anywhere with ease.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#5 posted 08-17-2012 12:32 PM

This is a lovely bench. You really show off the original design plus add those beautiful wood accents. No one would ever see see this and think “just another bench.” This should have pride of place in your shop. You show off your cutting board skills well here!.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#6 posted 08-17-2012 04:35 PM

This bench is beautifully made and entirely functional..well done.

-- chris, north wales

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#7 posted 08-17-2012 04:52 PM

You get my vote for the top three.
Really nice bench. What are the top dimensions?
I am guessing you lost a little weight working in the shop during the heat…lol

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#8 posted 08-17-2012 05:05 PM

Great looking bench, Ken! Don’t know about daily top 3 but it’s MY daily top 1!

-- Semper Fi

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#9 posted 08-17-2012 05:43 PM

That is one sweet bench, Ken! It’s so beautiful I would hate to use it in the shop. Awesome job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#10 posted 08-17-2012 05:55 PM

Really nice bench. You should be proud of yourself…enjoy working on it as much as I enjoy looking at it.

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#11 posted 08-17-2012 06:54 PM

Very nice bench. Congrats with the top 3 :)

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 08-17-2012 07:08 PM

The tops dimensions are 74”L X 24”W X 4” thick
The Legs are 32 inches, since I am 6’ I went with taller legs. If they end up being too tall I can always cut it down .

Thanks everyone for the kind words :) Woot on the Top three :-D

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#13 posted 08-17-2012 08:23 PM

Awesome bench.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 08-17-2012 08:49 PM

So you’re final height is 36”?

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#15 posted 08-17-2012 09:18 PM

yep, 36” tall on the bench height. Seems like most folks go for 32-34”

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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