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.