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Roubo Bench with Criss Cross Leg Vise

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Project by CL810 posted 129 days ago 5828 views 50 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been thinking about this bench for probably 2 years. My very first woodworking project was a poor interpretation of the Roubo. As I came to realize it’s limitations, I studied the benches posted on Lumberjocks and planned my next bench.

I began working on this bench the first of October and it has been a blast these last 10 weeks. The bench is made of cherry and maple. It measures 7’ x 21” and is 34” tall. The end vise is a quick release face vise and the front vise is a leg vise using Benchcrafted’s Crisscross.

The finish was one coat of Sealcoat followed by a more than normal amount of sanding and then two coats of Watco’s Danish Oil.

A special thank you to lysdexic and Big Red for their bench build blogs. I must have read them a dozen times each while planning my build.

I’ve started a blog about a few aspects of the bench such as the Crisscross.

Thanks for looking

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."





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bazz135uk

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#1 posted 129 days ago

WOW ! Top quality work Great looking work bench. Excelent selection of timbers. You are going to love working with that. Fantastic project well done ::

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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widdle

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#2 posted 129 days ago

Awesome…Well done..

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Mosquito

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#3 posted 129 days ago

Very nice, I love the wedge tenons, and the crisscross is just sweet!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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grfrazee

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#4 posted 129 days ago

That’s a mighty pretty bench you got there. Nice job!

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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kdc68

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#5 posted 129 days ago

A work of art!....beautiful….great craftsmanship all around

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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John Cobb

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#6 posted 129 days ago

That bench is to nice to use! Very nice work!

-- John Cobb

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Hammerthumb

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#7 posted 129 days ago

You should be very proud of that bench Clayton. Very nice work!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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terryR

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#8 posted 129 days ago

Awesome in every way!
Congrats, Clayton.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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JAY Made

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#9 posted 129 days ago

This is amazing it will serve you for a life time. This is such high quality it will probably last generations. Great job.

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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ShaneA

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#10 posted 129 days ago

You did a great job on this bench. Congratulations on a fine build.

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shipwright

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#11 posted 129 days ago

Great Job Clayton.
It’s good to see it finished.
Congrats on a sweet build.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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mbs

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#12 posted 129 days ago

Amazing job! It looks like a pc of fine furniture.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Tim

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#13 posted 129 days ago

Wow, that’s really nice. You made great projects before, now this will help even more.

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woodcox

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#14 posted 129 days ago

Congrats CL810! Definitely an awesome bench you have made. It’s been cool to see it come together.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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NinjaAssassin

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#15 posted 129 days ago

Sweet bench CL8!! Man, add yours to the list of “greatest benches on LJs”

-- - Billy

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