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Posted on General Roubo style workbench questions before pulling trigger on build

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 02:26 PM

Plan for your vices or you could potentially give yourself a few days worth of work chopping out parts of your bench.

I have been doing work on my outfeed table without a vice, I need a bench now. So I will be building mine out of the same material you are using but I am going for the Paul Sellers bench. Quick and dirty and will work well for me I’m sure. I should be getting my boards milled and rough cut to length on Tuesday and hopefully doing my laminations all week after work next week so I can start doing my joinery the following weekend. I bought the Lowe’s kiln dried, it’s not really as clean as I thought I would get unfortunately but it will do. It’s been in my garage for a couple of weeks now acclimating. It was 120 degrees a couple weekends ago here so I think this stuff has had a chance to dry.

Whatever you build, don’t stress about it. Make sure you enjoy the build. If you are like me, I only have certain times I can get in the garage so I try and enjoy it even if it’s over 100 degrees. This won’t be your last bench so don’t let it stress you out.

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