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07-21-2015 03:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: workbench roubo

I have drastically downsized my shop recently and am moving to an all hand tool setup. I would really like a Benchcrafted Roubo with all of the bells and whistles. I also would like the full benchtop moxon vise that they have on their website. The problem is I no longer have the machinery to make it in a reasonable time frame. Is there anyone in the Charlotte NC area or somewhere nearby that has the skills and time to make the bench for me? I am definitely willing to pay a reasonable price for it.

Kind Regards,
Dan

-- Will work for wood...


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#1 posted 07-21-2015 04:07 PM

When I first read this my first thoughts were that they would be 100’s of offers. But then after thinking about it, building a table like you want is a big project. I’m curious as to the labor cost alone. Ive built work tables but not a real nice one. I’m thinking about building one down the road for myself if I ever find the time, energy, Money, materials, know how, tools and frame of mind.
Gerald

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#2 posted 07-21-2015 04:11 PM

You would likely be as well off or better by getting one of the Lie-Nielsen benches if they are still making them. When I built my bench, I put a ton of hours into it and it still wasn’t perfect. If you really want a great bench, and you are serious about paying a reasonable price, you might at least give some of the off the shelf options a try. I also think Highland offers Roubo tops that would save a lot of time. I am interested to see how others chime in.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#3 posted 07-21-2015 04:34 PM

What about joining a Woodworker’s Guild or club? There has to be one in the Charlotte area. There is one in Greenville, SC, and you get full access for $120 a year.

Have you posted this on the NC Woodworker’s forum?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#4 posted 07-21-2015 04:35 PM

I have looked at the Lie-Nielsen benches and they look great. Thats my fallback. I really want a roubo made with Benchcraft hardware though. It would be more versatile for the work that I want to do.

-- Will work for wood...

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#5 posted 07-21-2015 04:54 PM

SupperCubber, Thank you for the idea to post on the NC Woodworkers forum. I just posted there. Hopefully someone can help me out.

Regards,
Dan

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#6 posted 07-21-2015 06:22 PM

google Plate 11 workbenches

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#7 posted 07-21-2015 06:35 PM

If you want a experience to go with that new bench I would highly suggest this class http://www.woodwrightschool.com/moravian-workbench/ as it’s pretty close to you. It’s not a Roubo but it’s still a very good bench design IMO.

You get a bench and a great weeks of hand tool woodworking in one. I’m sure you could contact the school and ask to bring your own benchcrafted hardware as well and they would assist you with retrofitting the bench to fit it as I don’t imagine it would be that hard. Although I would probably keep the wood vise and put a bench crafted wagon vise on myself but it’s up to you.

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#8 posted 07-21-2015 06:52 PM

Chris, Thank you. Plate 11 looks promising. I will get in touch with them.

Richard, I definitely have the skills to go with the bench. I just don’t have the time to commit to building one. I took a number of courses at North Bennett Street in MA. I do appreciate the reference and the advice.

-- Will work for wood...

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#9 posted 07-22-2015 02:09 PM

Plate 11 wants $4,500ish to build a Roubo with Bencrafted hardware without the bells and whistles. I may have to go with a Lie-Nielsen or Sjobergs Elite.

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#10 posted 07-22-2015 02:10 PM

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#11 posted 07-22-2015 02:32 PM

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#12 posted 07-22-2015 02:51 PM

Yeah. Anyone have any negative feedback on the Sjobergs. They seam to be rated fairly well. I am not a fan of the 1” dogs.

-- Will work for wood...

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#13 posted 07-23-2015 02:44 AM

Just saw this blog post ( http://www.sustainlife.org/blogs/woodworking/roubo-workbench-for-sale/). While not close to you (geographically), I can imaging that it is built extremely well.

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#14 posted 07-23-2015 12:19 PM

usfcork, Thank you for sending that along. I have reached out to frank to see if he will sell it.

-Dan

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