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Building a new workbench

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Billy
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Building a new workbench

before.jpgBeforelevelling.jpgDuring levelling with a 'DYI' router/sled and levelling jig20180322_104914.jpegAfter.

Billy
Budding Contributor

Re: Levelling a slab

This is the first step in the construction of my Roubo WorkBench. It's all made from recycled timber. (note a few old nail holes!) The Oregon is from an old house demolition in Hampton and would be around 100 years old so I am keen to honour the ancient timber with a quality bench. More to follow as I progress. I have used a Diablo 1" Straight Bit from Bunnings for the first cut but may progress to a Carb-I-Tool Solid Surface Bit for the final cut if my random orbital sander has any deficiency on the final smoothing
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Levelling a slab

Welcome to Workshop @Billy. This looks like a fantastic project. Many thanks for sharing. I'm sure our community members will appreciate seeing it come together and be inspired by your work.

 

I also hope you receive lots of great advice and inspiration for your projects from our members. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand.

 

Thanks again for joining in the discussion.

 

Jason

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Levelling a slab

Hi @Billy,

 

How is the workbench build going? It would be great to see an update with your progress.

 

Hope all is well.

 

Jason

 

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Billy
Budding Contributor

Re: Levelling a slab

Have commenced fitting my new vice (on special at Bunniungs Moorabbin) 20180411_145135.jpgNow that is a nice fit20180411_145252.jpgRouted out the underneath side of the workbench to install the vice at the optimum height

Billy
Budding Contributor

Re: Levelling a slab

I never liked coach bolts as they seem to 'work loose' over time so have opted for through and through bolts counterbored and the wooden plug (jarrah or even ebony) to 'hide' the holes on the top of the workbench. I have added a little varnish to seal the oregon rail and pine top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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