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Split Top Roubo Workbench

comments (1) July 16th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

cpfrank cpfrank, member
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Spruce split top roubo. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Spruce split top roubo.


This bench is made of beetle kill British Columbia Spruce.  Its construction grade 2x6 lumber.  The top, legs, stetchers, etc. are 5 inches in width.  The doghole strip is 3 inch thick hard maple I had from a previous project.  The bench is 36 inches tall, and was designed specifically for power tools and assembly.  The bench top is the same height as my table saw, and I also use it as an outfeed table.  I like the split top Roubo design because of its robust ability to perform various clamping tasks.  I finished the base in urethane, and the top is an oil/varnish mix, to help repel glue.  The end vise is the Veritas Inset Vise.  The wood cost $45, the vise was $90 - Canadian, not too bad on the budget.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, Veritas, roubo, spruce, split top, construction lumber


Comments (1)

jverreault jverreault writes: Hey Chuck
Fabulous looking bench! Ok, now I'm jealous. LOL
Seriously, it is a great bit of woodworking and you should be proud.

Cheers
John V.
Posted: 8:37 pm on August 2nd

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