A Quick Roubo Workbench Update
by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust
With the base attached to the top, I was able to get the Roubo workbench flipped so I could finish the details. Despite weighing nearly 300 lbs, I managed this myself. The saw-benches are the perfect height for this operation. You just need to go slow, and be careful. I’m thinking about making a quick video of the process. I think it could be helpful for those who might want to do some updates on their heavy workbench.
I chamfered the bottoms of the legs and bored hold-fast holes in the front, right leg. I also assembled the leg-vise and gave it a quick test. The Bench Crafted hardware is sweet. I can almost close the vise from full-open with a single spin of the bar.
I started flattening the top, and will post a separate article detailing the process. Once that is complete, I need to shape the vise chop, make a sliding-deadman, build a shelf, and bore hold-fast holes. Then, I’ll finally be able to build some furniture on the bench.
You can find links to my other Roubo posts here: Project Index