We hope you enjoy the video – great stuff!
The Roubo Workbench Build (Part 2 of 2) is now complete and has been posted online by Johnny Brooke from Crafted Workshop. The overall video and direction provided by Johnny for both Parts 1 and 2 of this very informative series are fantastic.
While Part 1 of this video series covered the workbench top and wagon vise installation, Part 2 focuses on the leg & stretcher portion of the Roubo Workbench along with the leg vise and chop build and installation. The end product – an amazing and very functional workbench. The plans are also available for purchase on the Crafted Workshop website as well.
Great job Johnny!
I guess we can check this one off the list now as our good friend Johnny Brooke from Crafted Workshop has done an amazing job with this fantastic Roubo build video (Part 1 of 2). He will also be adding the workbench build plans for sale to his website very soon along with the Part 2 of 2 video to finish up the workbench.
Great job Johnny – job very well done!
We have a truly unique and amazing Workbench Idea for you that comes from Gerald L. who hails from Carlin, Nevada. Carlin is near the Carlin Trend which happens to be one of the most productive gold mining areas in the United States. Clearly, more than one type of gold can be mined in Nevada as Gerald truly hit the mother lode when he created this phenomenal workbench.
Built this bench in 2015 inspired by all the beautiful benches @ work bench of the month (on Lake Erie Toolworks Website, now known as “Workbench Ideas”). I don’t consider it a certain style, just the size for area I had to put it, w/accommodation for items I wanted it to store.
It’s white oak w/pine drawer boxes. leg vice w/Lake Erie maple screw which I sleeved w/oak to match bench and scissor for alignment control. Shoulder vice w/Lie Nielsen slide hardware, one row of 3/4″ dog holes continuous of top. Thin drawers for chisels, top narrow drawers for dogs and misc. Bottom drawer is for my routers along w/shelf just under bench top which is approximately 3-3/4 thick w/ dovetailed corners.
It’s not my main bench, it’s my nice bench (don’t beat stuff up on this one) but I do use it. Finished w/2/3 linseed oil and 1/3 varnish mix. Love the wood screw, smooth quick action. I’m 67 and now build about whatever I want to. Learned the trade from my dad who was a self-employed builder/woodworker for over 50 years. I have a very nice shop of my own and love this work bench.
Thank you for ideas and inspiration to build this one.
Gerald L. – Carlin, Nevada
The vise stock inventory is ready to go in Witnesham, Suffolk and our UK and other European customers are now ready to roll. Let the bench building and dovetail cutting commence.
Welcome aboard Classic Hand Tools!
We have another great workbench idea for a Split-Top Roubo workbench from Kim B. from Indian River, Michigan. Kim just started getting into woodworking this past year and has built a tremendous workbench to help realize the many projects to come. Fantastic job for a relatively new woodcrafter – keep up the great work.
Thanks for the great vises, I purchased the Bench Builder’s Bundle and am really happy with how they look and perform.
I am semi-retired and have just started getting into woodworking this past year. I have been particularly interested in learning how to use hand planes. As I was studying woodworking, workbenches, and hand plane use I came across Chris Schwarz’s book on Workbenches and was inspired by the Roubo he had outlined in his book. I wanted to build that workbench but then I came across a split-top style that someone had online. I really liked the utility of having a split-top then I found Benchcrafted sells drawings that are Roubo with a split-top.
Using their drawings I was able to easily incorporate your vises (Their drawings utilize their vises, obviously).
This my first project with rough lumber. The bench is hard maple with the
Deadman, Gap Stop, and Wagon Vise Dog Block made out of walnut. I am very pleased with how the workbench came out considering my level of skill. I made some errors along the way but nothing too drastic. My bench is not as refined as all the other benches you have on display but I’m happy with how it looks and how great those vises work. Now that the workbench is done I have some cabinets I need to build which will be much easier with the new workbench and vises.
The dimensions are 87″L x 24″W x 35″H at about 350# with one coat of BLO and Lacquer Thinner. Two coats of wax on the threads polished.
Thanks again, Kim B. – Indian River, Michigan
Our latest Workbench Idea comes to us from James P. from Hurricane, West Virginia. James built a great English style workbench as well as a Moravian style workbench that he constructed at the Woodwright’s School in North Carolina. We think you’ll agree that he did a great job on both workbenches. So here’s your year end 2016 two-fer workbench idea!
I wanted to thank you for the technical assistance and information on the face vise build for my English style work bench. The screw is working great and I love this vise. I wanted to share some pictures of my new bench and my Moravian style work bench that I built at the Woodwright School a couple of years ago. Both have Lake Erie vise screws and both are fantastic.
James P. – Hurricane West Virginia