As you can see on the pictures, I have started on a Roubo workbench. It will feature a wagon vise and a shoulder vise.
The shoulder vise will be mounted on the small protrusion which can be seen on the end of the workbench.
It will be made from an old shoulder vise from a scrapped bench.
The wagon vise will be made from an old book binders press.
The workbench is made from larch which was what I had in stock, so thats why it isn't made out of e.g. beech or oak.
I tried to flatten the bench top on my old bench, but the beech had been glued up so that the grain was reversing, so I couldn't make it work. Besides I hit some buried pins as well..
This benchtop has been glued up so the grain makes it easy to plane.
I used my old wooden jointer, and it was perfect for the job.
I expect that the next step is to mount the shoulder vise.