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Forum topic by BubbaIBA posted 04-17-2012 04:23 PM 791 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2012 04:23 PM

I’ve started my new work bench, a split top Roubo made with SYP and BenchCrafted vices. The tops have been milled and glued up, the front slab has been trued and I’m almost finished with the back slab. The milling was done with a band saw, a powered jointer and planer but all the truing has been by hand.

The hardest part is dealing with the size and weight, I believe if I were to do it again I would build the base first and use it to hold the slabs for truing. My old bench is too small, too high with the new slabs on top, and there is no good way to clamp the slabs and the hardest part is having to wait on MsBubba to be available when the slabs need moving.

Work on it will be slow for the next couple of weeks, I’m off to Texas on a Ride to Eat BBQ and to do the Twisted Sisters this coming weekend. Expect I will build the base once back from Texas, after that it shouldn’t take too long to finish.

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