Roubo Workbench

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Project by bondogaposis posted 04-14-2013 10:04 PM 3959 views 16 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my finished Roubo. I used Bencrafted vises and Amos Tucker holdfasts. I have been working on this off and on for 5 months. It was a great experience and I had many problems to solve and lots of hard work. I am so glad that I tackled it, because now I have a firm platform to build from. It is a major improvement from my old one and I’m really excited about how it turned out and looking forward to using for many more years. I used many different woods. The top is ash and poplar and red elm. The legs are ash, the vise chop and board jack is white oak. Thanks for looking. If you want more detail here is a link to my blog.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 10:09 PM

Well done. Looks solid and should be a great addition to your shop. I like the looks and tones of the mixed woods.

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 10:12 PM

It’s done! That buggers got some beef! Well done. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 10:16 PM

Fantastic work Bondo, congratulations!

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 10:18 PM

great job

-- Joel

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#5 posted 04-14-2013 10:45 PM

congrats on finishing your bench,excellent job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 04-14-2013 10:56 PM

Excellent work! It inspires me to get started on my own. Thanks.

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

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#8 posted 04-14-2013 11:18 PM

I know what it’s like to finish a long awaited shop project. Nothing is more exciting, because of all the projects they are the most likely to get backburnered. Fantastic work, I hope it serves you well.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#9 posted 04-14-2013 11:27 PM

The bench is awesome Bondo! Well done!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 04-14-2013 11:50 PM

well done – beautiful bench!

-- Greg Simon

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#11 posted 04-14-2013 11:56 PM

Congratulations! It looks great, this is a great accomplishment that you will enjoy for many many years.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#12 posted 04-14-2013 11:59 PM

Its glorious Bondo! Good show brother.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#13 posted 04-15-2013 12:49 AM

You did a great job on that bench! The mixture of different woods was a neat idea.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 04-15-2013 01:15 AM

Beautiful work Bondo.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 04-15-2013 01:55 AM

Congrats on finishing such a wonderful bench.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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