|Project by Mauricio||posted 02-25-2013 02:41 AM||6593 views||47 times favorited||56 comments|
I just completed my workbench! It is inspired by Roy Underhill’s “Roubo” and other antique examples of French benches I’ve found online.
I started it over a year ago. However, there were other projects in between, not the least of these was learning how to make my own wooden screws!
I blogged about the whole build, here is a link to the series with all the details. http://lumberjocks.com/mochoa/blog/series/4912
The top started out as a 2.75” rustic oak table. As mentioned I made the wooden screws myself (a huge mountain to climb itself), I made the wagon vise out of a LV Screw with a hand wheel added.
Both vises hold incredibly well.
Most of the rest of the wood was Red Oak I already had on hand from a guy who cut up a tree that fell in his yard in Tennessee more than 10yrs ago.
Stretchers are QSWO a got a great deal on.
Thanks to all the lumberjocks who lent their support in so many ways. Too many to even list out.
I can’t wait to put this thing to use and make all the things I’ve been putting off!
Thanks for looking!
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch