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here are some pics of the roubo bench I built. I made it out 2×6. Added some dog holes and hold fast holes. The holdfast are the gramercy ones. Let me know what you guys think good or bad. I did take some short cuts on some of the joinery. But if ask questions and comments. Thanks for checking it out.

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thank you. yea it weighs a ton.
 

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sorry about the pictures not being right
 

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sorry about the pictures not being right
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Yea, I was going to ask, how did you mount it to the wall?

On a serious note, how did you join the top to the legs? It almost looks like dowels or pins like in drawboarding. And what are the overall too dimensions?
 

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i used 8 inch structural screws. but first i used a forstner bit and went down about an inch. put the screws in and covered up with oak dowels. used a flush cut saw to get them down. then more planing and sanding. i know the actual way is used the dovetail with the through tenon. but i tried this way and actually really strong. but i know i will get some grief on the joinery on the bench.
 

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another note that is the second jaw i made for the vise. the vise did not come with a template so i ended up screwing up the first one second is fine though.
 

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i used 8 inch structural screws. but first i used a forstner bit and went down about an inch. put the screws in and covered up with oak dowels. used a flush cut saw to get them down. then more planing and sanding. i know the actual way is used the dovetail with the through tenon. but i tried this way and actually really strong. but i know i will get some grief on the joinery on the bench.

- tigerwoodsman
I actually like the look of the dowels in the top. I am just beginning to plan my next workbench and I'm contemplating using wedged dowel tenons to attach the base to the top because I like the contrast of the dark dowels with the lighter wood. How about a couple of pics of the base? I'm just curious about the rest of the bench.

Welcome to LJs!
 

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How do you feel about that vise on the 5" top now that you've worked with it? Any deflection to speak of at the top?
 
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