My Roubo
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  Re: My Roubo by T.J. (I seem to have negle...)
Nice bench and nice tool cabinet. Well done!
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#21
  Re: My Roubo by T.J. (I seem to have negle...)
Beautiful bench!

Do you plan to add holdfast holes to the top later?
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#22
  Re: My Roubo by T.J. (I seem to have negle...)
Very nice workbench – good work!
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#23
  Re: RE: My Roubo by camp10 (Beautiful bench! ...)
(08-20-2020, 08:40 AM)camp10 Wrote: Beautiful bench!

Do you plan to add holdfast holes to the top later?

AH, good catch. Absolutely. I sort of forgot to drill them at the time, then I was skeptical of any of the bits I own to do a clean, straight cut. I just need to take an afternoon and get it done. lol
T.J.
Head Piddler, My Shop
Central Arkansas
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#24
  Re: RE: My Roubo by elinourrumming (Very nice workbench ...)
(08-20-2020, 01:30 PM)elinourrumming Wrote: Very nice workbench – good work!

Thanks!
T.J.
Head Piddler, My Shop
Central Arkansas
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#25
  Re: My Roubo by T.J. (I seem to have negle...)
TJ,
Your bench looks great and is another inspiration for me to build mine (as soon as I have the time).

I have seen other roubo benches that have the legs mortised into the top.  I have also seen many that are not mortised.

Is there a reason why you did not mortise the legs?  How did you secure the top to the support frames?
Steve
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#26
  Re: RE: My Roubo by arnman (TJ, Your bench look...)
(08-25-2020, 01:44 PM)arnman Wrote: TJ,
Your bench looks great and is another inspiration for me to build mine (as soon as I have the time).

I have seen other roubo benches that have the legs mortised into the top.  I have also seen many that are not mortised.

Is there a reason why you did not mortise the legs?  How did you secure the top to the support frames?

Apologies for my delay in reply, arnman.
The Benchcrafted drawings call for shallow mortises in the tops with matching tenons in the top of the legs. This makes the bench come apart in 3 pieces in case you need to move it. I think if I weren't planning to move again in the next few years, I probably would have done the dovetail mortises glued in as you've seen others do - just for an extra aesthetic detail.

Now, I did actually screw up cutting one of the leg tenons so its matching mortise is positioned wrong. That error is clear if you were to turn the bench top parts over. But you wouldn't know it otherwise.
T.J.
Head Piddler, My Shop
Central Arkansas
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#27
  Re: RE: My Roubo by T.J. ([quote='arnman' pid=...)
Thanks for the follow-up T.J.  The ability to break it down for moving makes sense!  Something for me to think about.
Steve
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#28
  Re: My Roubo by T.J. (I seem to have negle...)
Lovely bench! and love that wall cabinet too!

But, mate your workshop is too clean!!
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