Over the past couple weeks I have finished the last little bits to my workbench. Added a shelf, center divider, small drawer, and added the holdfast.
I am sure I will add a couple other small things to the bench, namely a planing stop for one. But, in general the bench is finished.
The best part about this bench isn't that it is a "Roubo", which in a way it isn't, but that it meets my needs for a bench. I think that is the hardest part in designing and building a bench. It's not so much the type or style of bench you build, but the small things that you incorporate or don't incorporate that personalizes it to meet your working needs. I don't believe there is one bench to rule them all, but there is certainly the perfect bench out there for everyone. The hardest part is figuring out what you really need in a bench, once you figure that out you are well on your way to building something that will speed up your work and make things go smoother.
Hope you enjoy this little video.