Workbench TWO – Complete

The Workbench is complete ! History I built my first workbench, Workbench ONE, in 2003.   I have built many projects using this bench.  It served me well. As I built these projects the “Roubo” workbench revolution in woodworking was underway.   Chris Schwarz wrote his first book.  Everyone was ( and still are ) […]

Workbench TWO – Day 32

We are getting to the end.   Today is finishing installing the twin vise and the shelf boards. The twin vise installation for hardware had been completed with the bench up-side down.   This enabled me to do precision work will all of the hardware alignment, mounting the vise back boards and drilling the various […]

Workbench TWO – Day 31

Today we are bringing the workbench top and the base together.    It is a BIG day in this build. The bench base and top have been mated during the construction process, but upside down.   I did actually attach the base to insure the precision lineup of all of the vise parts both mechanical […]

Workbench TWO – Day 30

As I said in the last post, this “Day” is really a group of days working on one of tasks to get the bench completed.  This is all about the square bench dogs. As I have pointed out in several previous posts, I am following the excellent BenchCrafted Split Roubo plan.   The square bench […]

Workbench TWO – Day 29

The objective is finishing the top and base. Full disclosure… The “Days” have become more of a group of days that all relate to the same process. After a great amount of discussion with other woodworkers, especially at HandWorks 2015, I finally came to a decision about the finishes for the workbench. One option was […]

Workbench TWO – Day 28

The objective today is the bottom shelf. As the bottoms rails were milled, a 3/8″ dado was cut in each.   I had also milled up the shelf supports several days before.  So all was ready to start the install and shelf milling process.  I also setup a 2nd work table in my “finishing” area. […]

Workbench TWO – Day 27

The objective today was to fix the problem on the tail vise mounting stock. I realized yesterday as I was writing the notes for Day 26 pictures there was a problem with the mounting bolts for the tail vise stock.  The sliding nut assemblies were engineered as two aluminum pieces so the bolt could move […]

Workbench TWO – Day 24

Objectives for today are trimming the drawbore peg, drilling pre-drill holes for lag screws and sizing, cutting tenons and fitting the long rails. Trimming the drawbore  pegs was a first for me.   I used the Veritas Flush-Cutting saw.  The cut was amazing.   A little experimentation to hold the saw very flat and I […]