I’ve completed my Roubo workbench about 5 months ago. The design is based on the design included in Chris Schwarz book “Workbenches : From design and theory to construction and use”. With a few modifications….
For one, the length is a little bit smaller then the plans, where space in the shop is a bit more limited. I also adapted the height of the bench to my height, using the small finger trick. This workbench will be mainly a hand tool workbench so it’s a bit on the low side.
I also added a nice addition to the original design : A Benchcrafted Tail Vise on the right side of the bench. For this one, I must credit Shannon Rogers @ the renaissance woodworker. After catching up on his podcast, I built a Roubo and included the tail vise.
I must agree that since the completion of the bench, it really is “cool” to use a work bench. The sheer mass of this modeled piece of wood is impressive. I really like it and was worth the time to build it. Not sure I would redo such massive joints in the very near future 🙂