Well, the workbench build is moving right along. In this, the third episode, I chop out the mortises in the top, install one slab, and construct and install the tail vise. Many little steps, but the end result is well worth the time.
And now that the Roubo is to the point that it can be used to build the rest of itself, the old Nicholson bench has been relocated into the garage. I can already say that I have a ton more flexibility in the shop now with the slightly shorter bench. The bench top is SOOOO much quieter and it feels much more solid when working upon. Yeah, I said quieter, not something you hear very often, but a Nicholson bench is more like a log drum and produces quit a bit of sound because of its construction. The Roubo absorbs the sound vibrations better and doesn't have a echo chamber to enhance the sound like the Nicholson. In a small shop like mine it make a huge difference.
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