How To Build A Woodworking Workbench Part 1

How To Build A Woodworking Workbench Part 1
BUY PLANS HERE:… In this video, I build my version of a Roubo-style Woodworking Workbench. This is a project that’s been on my list for quite some time and I’m excited to finally be building it. In part 1, I go over building the bench top and installing the Lake Erie Wagon Vise.

In Part 2 (…), I finish the bench, building the base, installing the Leg Vise, and attaching the base to the bench top.

Tools Used On Roubo-Style Woodworking Workbench (affiliate) :

SawStop PCS 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw :
DEWALT FLEXVOLT 12″ Compound Sliding Miter Saw :
Powermatic PJ-882HH 8-Inch Jointer :
Powermatic 15HH 15-Inch Planer :
Festool Domino XL :

Materials Used On Roubo-Style Woodworking Workbench (affiliate)

8 x 12 foot long 2x10s
1 Gallon Wood Glue :
(Optional) ~ 100 Biscuits or Dominos :
Wagon Vise Hardware :
Leg Vise Hardware :





How To Build A Woodworking Workbench Part 1

16 replies on “How To Build A Woodworking Workbench Part 1”

  1. Fantastic build! But I can't stop wondering … you use the same width timber in the top as in the legs, right? Why do you need to do a mortise by hand in the top for fitting the legs, why not just leave space for the tenons in the second layer during glue-up? Wouldn't that work just as well and be much easier to do? The second layer could consist of a short piece, space for first tenon, longer piece, space for second tenon and finally short piece.

  2. Question: Why is everyone building their workbench out of boards like 2x10s? Is it cheaper or just easier?

  3. I like the videos you put out a lot
    But I would suggest you remove the 2nd ad from your YouTube preferences

    1 at the beginning is plenty

  4. I am confused. the holes are oversized on the endcap to allow for wood movement, but the endcap has dominoes in it.
    Would they not hold it in a fixed position, or are the slots oversized for the dominoes as well?

    nice job & good video. I'm off to watch part 2.

  5. Just subscribed, totally awesome build my friend!!! You are very gifted. Your work is top shelf quality! Keep up that great work, Only wish I was this talented. 😞 God Bless!!!

  6. It's a cool bench! But not very cheap when you factor in the cost of a jointer, table saw, dedicated mortiser, router table, lots of parallel clamps, etc.

  7. 100 dollars work bench but definitely not a poor man's work bench if you need 4 figure machinery to build it … lol

  8. Really nice workbench! Hoping to get started on my own in a little while. Caught that Balcones distillery t-shirt, nice!

  9. Beautiful project, I'm Brazilian and I would like to know the type of wood used for your workbench.Grato

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