Roubo Workbench Build Complete

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

They say that the journey is more important than the destination.  I agree.  However, it’s hard not to get excited about knocking this off of the list.

After some deliberation, I decided to finish the workbench with boiled linseed oil.  I found that the best way to apply the finish was with a squeeze bottle and a rag.  The bench will sit on an unprotected garage floor, so I don’t want it to wick up moisture.  It doesn’t feel much slicker than before and it looks pretty.

It was a long journey, but I learned a lot along the way.  The joinery on this thing is massive.  That alone was a challenge.  Milling the boards by hand taught me a lot about wood and how to use hand planes.  This was also my first time draw-boring a wood joint.  I definitely think I’ll be using this technique again in the future.

The bench is solid.  I absolutely love the Bench Crafted hardware.  I can’t wait to get started using this beast.  Thanks for everyone’s support and advice.

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