Jonathan has been working hard for the past 3 weeks on a beautiful Roubo workbench complete with Benchcrafted Hardware. This bench is a custom order and is certainly the envy of any woodworker. I am wishing that it were mine! Here are a few pictures of Jonathan building it.
The main structure of the bench was constructed with pegged mortise and tenon joints. Here is the last oak peg being driven in to hold the joint forever!
Jonathan hand planed the whole bench surface using a low angle jointer plane, he then checked it with straightedges to ensure that there was no bow or twist.
Applying the first coat of Deft Danish oil, you can read more about how to apply this finish on our recent blog posting here.
I am hand carving the customer’s name into the bench.
Here are some pictures of the finished bench. The bench is made out of hard maple and has a leg vise as well as a wagon vise on it. There is a sliding deadman to support long boards, as well as several holes for holdfasts.
A nice detail shot showing Jonathan’s hand cut dovetails!
If you are interested in ordering a workbench just send us an email and we can get you a quote. These benches are made to last a lifetime and are heirloom quality. If you want to make your own bench you can order the hardware and plans from Benchcrafted.