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Project by fo4life posted 01-29-2019 07:27 PM 1150 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the past year I have moved. Doing so required making a new work bench, as my last one was built into the wall of the garage. Needing a quick and inexpensive yet strong bench I decided to make a small roubo-esq bench. Measuring 2’x 5’ and made of SPF 2×4s and 4×4s the whole thing set me back about $80. I also planned it to be just lower than the top of my table saw to serve as an outfeed table. The top was laminated with glue and screws except the last board which only recieved glue, so no screws would show. Slots were left for tenons from the legs to pass all the way through the top. After the top was dry it was planed flat. ( I enlisted some help for that) I then Milled the legs and stretchers and glued them up. ( in the house, as the garage was too cold for glue) once dried the through tenons were cut down and planed flush with the top. I fitted it with a pipe clamp style vise, drilled some dog hole and coated it with some boiled lindseed oil.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken





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moke

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#1 posted 01-29-2019 08:47 PM

Very well done!

-- Mike

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fo4life

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#2 posted 01-29-2019 09:01 PM



Very well done!

- moke

Thanks!

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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htl

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#3 posted 01-29-2019 09:42 PM

Nice job!!!
I think you must have copied it off of mine. lol

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fo4life

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#4 posted 01-29-2019 10:06 PM



Nice job!!!
I think you must have copied it off of mine. lol

Ha! Pretty close i just scaled it up a smidgen.

- htl


-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 01-29-2019 10:33 PM

Nice bench build, thanks for all the pics!

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 01-30-2019 04:01 AM

great job… that should serve you very weil

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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WirelessWoodworker

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#7 posted 01-30-2019 07:41 PM

Nice job – put ‘em to work!

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fivecodys

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#8 posted 01-30-2019 08:53 PM

Nicely done.
Looks like you have a good helper there too.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#9 posted 01-31-2019 12:10 AM

Great bench. Good luck in the new shop!

-- AJ

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#10 posted 01-31-2019 02:17 AM

I love it… Very nice indeed.

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#11 posted 01-31-2019 03:04 AM

Thanks fellas

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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#12 posted 02-03-2019 02:53 PM

Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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AJ1104

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#13 posted 02-07-2020 02:53 AM

Great looking bench.

-- AJ

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