Roubo

Building a French-style Workbench: Day 2

I usually keep a log that records all the time I work on a project in the shop. But few people believe me when I say that I spend about 40 hours building an ancient workbench. Their disbelief is understandable. I hear stories about people spending a year constructing a traditional European-style bench and...

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Roubo Bookstand: Another Way to Do It

Yes, I thought the saga of the Roubo Bookstand article from the February 2011 issue was over (“It’s awesome!” “It’s crap!” “I like mushy peas!”). But no. Here we are weeks later, and there is still more to write. Reader William Smith has built a version of the bookstand using a novel method. Instead...