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Project by Artagain posted 03-27-2014 01:03 AM 2044 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks. Newbie to Lumbah Jocks heya (I’m from Boston). Finished a Roubo last month. Been working wood for a few years now. Should have built this long ago. I built a tool box just for some of my planes and handsaws as well. Love the site. Everyone does such great work.

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 01:17 AM

Fine looking build and welcome to LJ’s. Even has a bench brush, cool.

How do you like the Criss Cross?

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 01:20 AM

I built one (not as nice as yours) and the more I use it the better I like it! You are going to really like this bench. Great job!

-- JB

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 01:51 AM

Great bench Artagain!

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 01:59 AM

Like it. Love it. Need more pics to drool on. Especially of the tool till on the back. I’ve been thinking about adding one to my roubo. You may have convinced me.

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

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 02:43 AM

Hello from Lowell. Nice bench. I’m going to build one after I get my planer up off the floor, but not one of those durn fancy rooboh benches. Just something flat with some way to hold wood while I do stuff to it.

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 02:57 AM

Nice bench, now go dirty it up, so you don’t treat it like a queen…

Once you get the first scratch or knick… it gets better.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 03-27-2014 03:46 AM

Large and in charge. I like it!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#8 posted 03-27-2014 04:01 AM

I have to make one just like yours soon. How long did it take you?

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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#9 posted 03-27-2014 10:44 AM

Great looking Roubo bench,solid as a rock and will last for many many years. Excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 11:08 AM

Nice looking bench, I’ve got one of these on my bucket list!

-- John, South Dakota

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#11 posted 03-27-2014 11:17 AM

Great looking bench. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 03-27-2014 12:47 PM

Thanks guys. For some reason I tried to post more pics as well as my plane tool box but it only carried over one pic. I’ll keep trying to get more on without sending six different posts.

theoldfat – “How do you like the Criss Cross?” Since i’ve never used another type of parallel system I can’t compare it but it does work like a charm. Super smooth and straight. Worth the $100+ bucks

jamie – “I have to make one just like yours soon. How long did it take you?” About 65hours. I would have had it done years ago if I just bought the lumber. But when one of the maple trees in my yard to died, I had it milled then dried it in my barn. I started with 5’x5 ash for the legs then when I decided to cut into them they split down the middle. I had to change the format of the bench to suit the 16qtr maple i had. This is not the true Roubo of the famous plate. Those legs are dovetailed into the top (my original intention). Mine are just mortised in with purple heart draw pins.

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#13 posted 03-27-2014 02:54 PM

NICE bench

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 03-27-2014 07:35 PM

Super nice bench….

What’s with the lettering on the shelf boards? Salvage from a wine crate?

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#15 posted 03-27-2014 07:37 PM

Very handsome setup. Welcome aboard, I think you’ll fit right in.

-- Brian Timmons -

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