My Roubo Bench Journey #25: A Premature Picture of the Workbench

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Both of the long stretchers are marked up and ready for sawing.
My wife asked me to build a small shelf assy to fit underneath her sewing table.
So I removed the saw horses and flipped over the workbench.
The shelf assy will be dovetailed together so I needed the clamping surface to work the wood.
Here are a couple of gratuitous photos of the workbench in progress:

I also installed the tail vise, but I still need to come up with a chunk of wood for the chop assy.
While the bench is on it’s feet, I plan on installing the leg vise assy, sans the wood chop. I have a nice piece of wood in mind for the chop, but I hate to waste such a good heavy piece of wood for a utilitarian function. Going to the BORG tomorrow to get the wood for the shelf assy.

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Thanks guys, but I will be working on the shelf assy for my wife, so any work on this bench will be taking a backseat for a while.

Wow that looks amazing. So massive. It’s really a work of art. I think it’s safe to say it will have several generations of useful life to it. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Yes, but that will be after I saw off the wedges (not installed yet) and the protruding tops of the legs flush to the bench top, then I will flatten the whole top as needed.

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