Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Roubo Bench with BenchCrafted Classic Vice.
I met Tom recently at the European Woodworking Show and he kindly sent me these pictures of his Roubo bench build. He used the lamination method to make the mortise easier to chop and has done a nice clean job.
Below you can see the wedges being tested for a good tight fit.
He decided to add dovetailed end caps to both ends. This wasn't really necessary as he used full thickness wood for the top, but it looks very nice and has been well executed.
I don't think I've ever seen a leg chop that substantial, there isn't going to be much flex with this one!
And here he is with the finished bench complete with BenchCrafted Classic hardware. He looks very proud and so he should be!