Workbench #1: Roubo Workbench in progress

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Blog entry by cso posted 10-16-2012 12:57 AM 2720 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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As promised, here is some pictures of my progress so far. It is a 17th century workbench fashioned after the drawings by a French joiner named Andre Roubo in his multi-volume treatise “The Art of the Joiner”. I am following the plans in the book by Christopher Schwarz called Workbenches: From Design and Theory to Construction and Use. Here’s a link to the Amazon store:
The picture on the cover of the book is what I am making. The bench top, legs and stretchers are Doug Fir and the vises, planing stop and crotchet will be made from hard maple. I bought a twin screw end vise from Lee Valley,41659&p=45114 and will be making my own leg vise (I bought the vise screw for it from Lee Valley as well).

Some pictures:

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 08:33 PM

I love this. Keep us posted of the progress. Looking very nice.

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