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Forum topic by PatrickH posted 05-31-2015 05:07 PM 1148 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PatrickH

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05-31-2015 05:07 PM

It took me about 4 and a half month’s but it’s finally complete. It’s made entirely of construction grade SYP, and weighs about 350lbs. I went with the Bench Crafted classic leg vise with criss-cross. I can’t say enough good things about this vise.

Originally, I had planned to go with through tenons. I decided against this, as it just wasn’t necessary for me. I wanted to save some time with the build, so I could get back to work with other projects.

Most of the design comes from Chris Schwarz’s Workbench books, but I also received some good advice from the online community. I just wanted to thank everyone for their help. I documented the entire build in detail in hopes that I might help others contemplating similar builds.

Click here for the detailed build: Roubo Workbench Build

-- http://bloodsweatsawdust.com


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Tim

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 06:08 PM

That’ a heckofa bench. Doesn’t look used though. How did you manage not to use it the whole time you were making it.

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 06:16 PM

Looks solid as a rock. Nice job

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 06:48 PM

That’s a nice looking solid {work friendly} bench Brother very well done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 10:06 PM

Looks great !! Well done sir.

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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PatrickH

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 10:26 PM

Thanks guys! I learned a ton during construction.

Tim, I did clean things up a bit with a smooth plane before applying the BLO. I’m currently building a pair of jointers mallets on the bench. I’m already thinking about adding a row of dog holes near the front. I had to go to the backside of the bench to mortise my mallets, and the holdfast holes aren’t placed so that I can easily locate something over a leg.

-- http://bloodsweatsawdust.com

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#6 posted 05-31-2015 10:28 PM

Great bench.need to build me soon.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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RogerBean

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 12:17 AM

Nicely done. Great looking bench. Just posted mine a while back and am also very happy with the BenchCrafted hardware.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 06-01-2015 12:30 AM

The ones closest to the edge will be used most of the time.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 12:46 AM

Whoa! That is one stout looking Mother! I can’t wait to start my bench. You are going to enjoy the daylights out of that bench. My hat’s off to you.

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#10 posted 06-01-2015 02:32 AM

great looking bench, congrats! Can you please tell me the dimensions of the legs. are they about 5×5?

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dlgWoodWork

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#11 posted 06-01-2015 03:11 AM

great looking Roubo. I really like your blog too, nice site.

-- Check out my projects and videos http://dlgwoodwork.com

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PatrickH

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#12 posted 06-01-2015 11:18 AM



great looking bench, congrats! Can you please tell me the dimensions of the legs. are they about 5×5?

- stinger

Yes, they are 5×5. The top is 4-1/2” thick, 21-1/2” wide, and 96” long.

-- http://bloodsweatsawdust.com

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PatrickH

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#13 posted 06-01-2015 11:19 AM



great looking Roubo. I really like your blog too, nice site.

- dlgWoodWork

Thanks!

-- http://bloodsweatsawdust.com

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#14 posted 06-02-2015 11:07 PM

Beautiful bench. I’m sure you will enjoy it!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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PatrickH

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#15 posted 06-03-2015 01:54 PM

Thanks. Already am!

-- http://bloodsweatsawdust.com

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