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Posted on June 29th, by Andy Brownell in Projects. No Comments

Dealing With Mistakes On My Roubo Bench

Posted on June 27th, by Andy Brownell in Projects. 1 Comment

My Roubo bench project has been far from perfect, nor should I expect it to be so, after all, it is a workbench. I’ve had to make some tough choices on size based on materials, tweaked some joinery, messed up router bushings, and even have had to enlist the help of some heavy machinery at a local shop to level things out. Certainly a learning experience on a number of levels.

The Benchcrafted hardware comes with some really well detailed instructions. Jameel updates his files on a regular basis if something is slightly off and lets everyone know. However, I must … Read More »

Exotic Roubo Leg Vise

Posted on June 13th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects. 1 Comment

Sure, the use of “exotic legs” in my title  is bound to get me indexed by Google for something totally different than workbenches, but everyone knows what the internet is really meant for. 😉

I’ve had some left over Niangon boards (a West African species used for timber framing and boat building) from a previous project that was well suited for a few of the non-structural elements of this bench build. Plus, I didn’t have the thick/wide boards necessary for the leg vise in Maple, hence the need to go digging in my “left-overs” pile. I also have built the Benchcrafted … Read More »