I have had my little shop for about three years. When I got it funds were low, so that forced the construction of the bench to be pine. I had a sturdy angle iron frame for a base. It was of sufficient weight. I dovetailed the frame together. I picked dovetails because if there was movement it would hold fast. Believe me in Mississippi there is movement. I first installed a 9 inch vice and arranged it to where it would be the full width of the bench. I later installed a quick release for dovetail cutting on the side.
It is time for a replacement. I like the Roubo style for its simplicity and functionality. But I want to make one with a bit of my personal style and needs. I plane a lot and do a good bit of joinery. I will be referring back to Bob’s blog.
What do you think?
What are the needs of your bench?