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African Rosewood, Leadwood and Maple Workbench build #2: DIY Castors for Heavy Bench - Video

06-13-2020 07:51 AM by carrera4s | 1 comment »

I hope that my workbench will be c 150 – 200 kg (330 – 440 pounds) when it is done so that it can stand still for any conceived hand tool operation. (My current Festool type Mobile MFT Cart is way too rickety – the whole thing shakes when I use even a small block plane). However, I also want it mobile, so it must have retractable castors. Christopher Schwartz reckons that the available commercial systems are too small, so he recommends not to add any castors. But I am a...

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Workbench #1: Roubo Workbench progress

01-24-2020 02:22 AM by JimYoung | 4 comments »

Hi All,It has been a while since I posted, or did some woodworking, so I thought I’d share the progress I’ve made to date on my new split-top, Roubo workbench. I actually bought the hard maple back in September 2018 at the LL Johnson fall woodworking show. They had good deals on lumber and there were quite a few workshops and presentation I sat in while they skip planned and straight edge ripped my selections. I bought the plans and hardware from Benchcrafted with some ...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #8: Applying finish to the bench

11-02-2019 02:52 AM by siggykc | 1 comment »

Well, what can I say folks. The last post basically covered the last of the chopping, drilling and gluing. Perhaps the next step is a little boring for some folks – applying the finish to the workbench. I’ll keep it short, as there is nothing about smacking a chisel with glee nor using an auger with the finesse of Haliburton’s best directional drillers. My apologies in advance. With the workbench structure complete, I sanded it all over by hand with 240 grit sand paper, removing the fin...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #7: Fitting the Bench Crafted "Glide" Vise and "Criss Cross"

09-30-2019 07:50 AM by siggykc | 4 comments »

G’day folks, It’s been a quiet one on my behalf as hayfever has struck me down the past few days due to the impending Spring here in Melbourne, Australia. I noted that the readership went down on my blog, perhaps because I am a little long winded? Please let me know and I’ll try adjust my style of writing accordingly. The Bench Crafted leg vise has now been fitted, and here’s how it went. When I was happy with how the workbench top fitted to the base, I rem...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #6: Mounting the tail vise and cutting the mortises for the workbench top

09-22-2019 01:35 AM by siggykc | 0 comments »

G’day friends, Last post you may have recalled I outlined how I cut, fitted and glued the 2 workbench top halves. I shall carry on from there. After unclamping, I took to both halves with a glue scraper to clean them all up before using a No7 plane to ensure the sides were all square to the bottom side of the top. The bottom is my reference point as it mates to the base of the workbench. The top can always be planed accordingly at the very end to bring it all into alignment. The next...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #5: My First Workbench Build - The Workbench Top

09-15-2019 08:30 AM by siggykc | 4 comments »

G’day folks. It has been a while since my last update. I shall do a couple of posts to catch up for the last couple of months. The Workbench Top. Like the legs, the top is constructed from good old fashioned Hard/Rock Maple. Due to the 115mm thick dimensions, and the fact that I am a mere 5’5”in size, constructing a single piece top was out of the question.As I work on this on weekends and some week nights, it is imperative that I can put the bench aside so that others may use the works...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #3: My first workbench build: Leg Vise - The beginnings

07-28-2019 10:31 PM by siggykc | 0 comments »

Gday all! So, whilst I was constructing the base of the bench, in parallel i had been keeping an eye out for folks selling interesting timber that I could incorporate into the bench.As i live in essentially a flat sized house, I dont have a huge stockpile of timber and just acquire it as I go.I came across a bloke who had an old hard maple bowling alley that he had ripped up. After close inspection, i figured it wasn’t the ideal thing to incorporate into the bench, but he had a shipp...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #1: My first workbench build: Background

07-25-2019 10:08 PM by siggykc | 3 comments »

Hi all, I’m new to this forum, and have been finding it a great resource in general. I figured I should contribute a little bit to it. So here it goes, my first workbench – a MINI ROUBO!(You can find it on my Instagram under Siggykc) I know “Why not go the full hog and build a full sized Roubo??” This is just to put it into context, as I simply lack the space to house a full sized Roubo workbench. I am an average bloke (I work in the city) living in a small flat ...

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Roubo Workbench #2: 2 youtube videos of what to expect in regards to Benchcrafted solo/retro crisscross and tail vise

02-19-2019 05:30 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

Found these 2 videos from the Fine Tools website that has CAD and Sketchup drawings of the Roubo workbench. Also fantastic start to finish youtube videos of the Benchcrafted solo and retro criss-cross and then tail vise installation. Gives a great idea of what you are going to be doing. And comes with awesome German elevator music :) Just wanted to share such info from Fine Tools to those who could be interested. View on YouTube View on YouTube

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Roubo-inspired Workbench ... with construction lumber. #2: The Second Slab

01-09-2018 04:48 PM by kr580 | 2 comments »

The Second Slab Here’s the second batch of boards squared up. I was able to fix the jointer knives over Christmas time so these are all dead square now. Oh, how much easier everything was. Second slab all glued up. I maybe got a little excited with the glue. I didn’t have a second set of hands for this one so I smothered it a bit to make up for lost time. Oops. With the boards now straight and square I didn’t have to hock off 3/32” from the whole thing like be...

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