In this 12 part series I take you through the massive task of making your own Roubo style workbench from standard construction grade timber.

Step 1: Step 1: Milling the Bench Top Stock

Step 2: Step 2: Bench Top Glue Up and Pre-flattening

Step 3: Step 3: Cutting the Massive Tenon

Step 4: Step 4: the Endcap

Step 5: Step 5: the BIG Dovetail

Step 6: Step 6: the BIG Dovetail (version 2)

Step 7: Step 7: the Wagon Vice/tail Vice

Step 8: Step 8: the Base Assembly

Step 9: Step 9: the Leg Vice / Leg Chop

Step 10: Step 10: the Final Assembly

Step 11: Step 11: Flattening the Top & Finish

Step 12: Step 12: the Finale (Using the Bench)

If you want to build this bench and would like a set of comprehensive plans head over to http://www.JordsWoodShop.com/Store for the the sketchup files.

<p>Realy nice job ! Love your videos ! Thanks</p>
Great job with lots of super ideas that I intend to use. <br>One thing that I was wondering about is the way you leave your planes. <br>My old woodwork teacher drummed into us that they should always be either on their side or placed on a strip that lifted the blade. The reasons he gave were that it prevented dulling the blade and also avoided possibly nicking the surface of the bench or worktop. <br>You don't do that and I am wondering if my old teacher was wrong or you just were never taught that?
<p>I too was taught that at school but in my workshop life Im not too concerned about leaving my planes flat on a wooden surface, after all it's designed to cut the wood so don't see it doing too much damage to the iron.<br><br>That said on hard surfaces like cast iron and laminate I am more mindful and do try to store them on the side when I remember...</p>

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