Roubo style workbench overhang

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Forum topic by johnthomson posted 08-02-2020 08:14 PM 235 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2020 08:14 PM

Hi, I’m building a Roubo style workbench and you all gave me good advice about cantilever of bench top past the legs. The bench is 6’ long by 23 1/4” wide. In order to accommodate my end vise, I’ll need to leave overhang 18 1/2” past the legs on end vise side. It would leave 6” overhang on opposite side. Leg assembly is 4’ long by 23 1/4” wide. Will this be a problem? Top is 4 1/4” thick, legs are 5” by 6”.

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#1 posted 08-03-2020 04:48 PM

Nope, I have plans for 6’ bench and the overhang on the leg vise side will be very short as well. Shouldn’t be an issue at all. Most of the longer clamping on the leg vise will be done to the right of said vise providing you’re building a right handed bench. So that should work fine. I’ll be building the base as big as possible so I can put storage down there.

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 09:43 PM

Thank you, KelleyCrafts!

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