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Project by bondogaposis posted 505 days ago 3341 views 14 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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ShaneA

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#1 posted 505 days ago

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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BigRedKnothead

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#2 posted 505 days ago

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

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 505 days ago

Fantastic work Bondo, congratulations!

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jap

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#4 posted 505 days ago

great job

-- Joel

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 505 days ago

congrats on finishing your bench,excellent job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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nobuckle

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#6 posted 505 days ago

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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blackcherry

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#7 posted 505 days ago

BRAVO!

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RGtools

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#8 posted 505 days ago

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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Mauricio

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#9 posted 505 days ago

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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gsimon

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#10 posted 505 days ago

well done – beautiful bench!

-- Greg Simon

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GlennsGrandson

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#11 posted 505 days ago

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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chrisstef

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#12 posted 505 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#13 posted 505 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#14 posted 505 days ago

Beautiful work Bondo.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Brandon

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#15 posted 505 days ago

Congrats on finishing such a wonderful bench.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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