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Offline Reiska

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Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« on: February 15, 2014, 05:52 PM »
Just noticed that Fine-tools.com has got Guido build a Benchcrafted Roubo workbench for them and they published the build instructions in German (thou they mention that an English translation is in the works).

Link to Fine Tools Roubo page
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

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Offline LostInTheWood

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 06:01 PM »
Google will translate it quite well if you have the need.....

Offline Guido Henn

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 08:26 AM »
Now there is an english version of the Roubo-Style Workbench Video:



Hope you all enjoy it and can understand my german accent ;-)

The PDF-Plan to build this workbench will also be translated into an english version, think this will be finished in a few days. You will find it here: http://www.fine-tools.com/roubo-hobelbank.html

Regards Guido


Offline promark747

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 09:47 AM »
Guido,

That is great...thank you very much.  Looks like the perfect workbench.

Just curious -- who makes the clamps shown at 4:40 (Veritas?), and the plane shown at 8:40?


Offline Guido Henn

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 02:05 PM »
The clamp at 4:40 is from Bessey, the following clamps are all from Veritas except the holdfast with spindle I also use in the deadman is from Sjöbergs.

The short shoulder plane is from Rali and is called "Rali Pocket Rabbet Plane G03 (Bullnose)". Here you can find some details: https://www.fine-tools.com/hobel1.htm

Regards Guido

Offline Guido Henn

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 03:00 AM »
The 42 page plan on building a Roubo-Style-Workbench is now online an can be downloaded free of charge here: https://www.fine-tools.com/roubo-hobelbank.html

or the direct Link to the PDF here: https://www.fine-tools.com/roubo-hobelbank-bauplan-en.pdf

For the festool-maniacs there a two further interesting videos about routing the vises hardware into the bench top:

here:

and here: 

Hope you like it …

Regards Guido

Offline Rob Z

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 11:36 PM »
Hi Guido

Thanks for all the work you put into this set of drawings and the videos.  I'm sure it required an enormous amount of time.

I want to build a proper woodworking bench and the availability of your plans and videos have eased   my decision about which style of bench to build.

You make the whole process look easy. I know it will take a lot longer when I build mine.

Rob

Offline neilc

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 08:36 AM »
Guido

Nicely done like all your projects.  Have you shared this with Jameel from Benchcrafted?

Neil

Offline NYC Tiny Shop

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 09:05 AM »
Great bench and video! Guido, in all of your videos, I've always noticed the way that you move your hands with deliberateness and consciousness...like a well-trained musician. This is something that I aspire to do each day. Thanks for posting.

Offline Motown

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2014, 10:05 AM »
Thank you Guido! I learn so much from your videos and truly appreciate all of the time that you put in to share your work. After watching your videos I always seem to find myself thinking a bit differently about workflow and process.

Like NYC Tiny Shop said, I also aspire to one day work with the skill you demonstrate. Thanks again for sharing these.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2014, 12:23 PM »

or the direct Link to the PDF here: https://www.fine-tools.com/roubo-hobelbank-bauplan-en.pdf


Guido:
Thanks.
I laughed when you make a bed on the Roubo and tuck in for a good nights rest!
Tim

Offline Guido Henn

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 02:10 PM »
Thanks to all of you for your compliments, it's good to hear that you like it.
I should not forget to mention that all this were only possible because the german shop "Fine Tools" in Berlin has ordered two!!! Roubo-Benches and sponsored the plans and videos.
Dieter Schmid the owner of the shop has also a lot of english speaking customers and so he ask Brian Anderson to translate my german version of the plan/video and he did a really great job!!!
By the way: Normally I don't have any problems with giving a completed workpiece to my customers, but this time I have thought about to keep one of the benches myself ;-)
The benchcrafted hardware is so beautiful made and works so smooth and easy - really amazing!

@Neil: I don't know whether Fine-Tools has told Benchcrafted about this, but if you like tell Jameel.
@Tim: Yes sleeping on the bench was a funny idea, but when I was young we have an older employee in the firm of my grandfather who sleeps on the bench after lunch for half an hour. In a german woodworking forum someone wonder where he can store the bedding and I told him that Festool has developed a special systainer for that and will show it exclusively on the next woodworking fair ;-)

Good luck to all who wants to built the bench and best regards

Guido


Offline 100wheeler

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 04:47 PM »
Hi Guido,

Your Roubo guide is truly excellent! I am currently about to start the same Roubo bench. I have purchased all the bench craft hardware and am doing my planning before I cut wood. I noticed with interest your use of the Festool OF1400 with two fences for added stability when routing the deep mortises. For this you seem to use longer guide rods in order to cope with the width of the stock. This looks like a very good solution to me and I have been trying to find these longer rods as a Festool accessory but so far failed! Are these Festool? If not, can you let me know what you used, what the diameter and length are?

Thank you and well done!

Regards,

Paul

Offline Guido Henn

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 02:45 AM »
Hi Paul,

I have used two longer guide rods from a bosch circle jig. The diameter is 8 mm and the lenght is 800 mm here is a link from a german shop:  http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/product/512327/Fuehrungsstange-fuer-Bosch-Oberfraesen-8-x-800-mm-Bosch-2609200144-Durchmesser-8-mm

But you can also use a normal 8 mm steel or aluminum rod. Also a 8 mm threaded rod works fine, there you can easily mount a self made parallel guide with some nuts.
Proile rods in 8 mm dia. for furniture locking systems works also very fine, because the are not totally round, but have a small flat area which is perfect for clamping by the screw-end of the parallel guide locking screw. Here is a link to the product at Haefele (think this is the US Website): http://easylink.hafele.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/HDE-INT-EasyLink_HDE-INT-Site/en_EN/-/EUR/Haefele_ViewOfferDetail-StartSavePageable?CatalogCategoryID=p_jAqBlZDXAAAAEv01FJ5Jts&ProductUUID=CsPAqBlZPW0AAAEvqZJJ5JvO&OrigProductUUID=PnrAqBlZdWcAAAE7zRAuII4.&SingleObjectPageableID=xKHAqBlO2SIAAAFE9NkFMPLQ&OrigArticleContext=Haefele_ViewOfferDetail-RestorePaging&OrigArticlePageableID=xKHAqBlO2SIAAAFE9NkFMPLQ&OrigArticlePageSize=&OrigArticlePageNumber=&OrigProductContext=&OrigProductPageableID=&OrigProductPageSize=&OrigProductPageNumber=&GlobalIndex=4&LinkOrigin=ArticleListProduct

Hope this will help you …

Regards

Guido
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 02:49 AM by Guido »

Offline 100wheeler

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 04:37 AM »
Guido,

Thankyou for clarifying. I will investigate...

Regards,

Paul

Offline cgraham

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 07:32 PM »
Does anyone know if using 4/4 instead of 8/4 maple is alright? I have lots of 4/4 maple so I wouldn't have to purchase any wood for this project. I don't want to make a mistake on this big of a project. Any ideas?

Offline oscaro928

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2016, 12:05 AM »
Guido, what brand is the drill press...I love that you can change the position of the drill forward.

Oscar

Offline Svar

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2016, 12:54 AM »
Guido, what brand is the drill press...I love that you can change the position of the drill forward.

Oscar
This is Wabeco drillstand.

Offline oscaro928

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2016, 12:58 AM »
One more question, you use a forstner bit with a long shank, how long is it?

Oscar


Offline oscaro928

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2016, 03:29 AM »
Michael,

   Thank you for the link discussing the drill press. I live in the USA and I bet it would be expensive to ship over here. The best thing I like is the large throat dimension you can have!!

Oscar

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2016, 08:40 AM »
The Wabeco does have some good features but...

"Countries we do not supply directly
There are some countries we do not supply among others AU and USA.
For these countries, we are happy to forward your request to our representative or we will
give you the address of our representation."

If you find out how to buy, post it here.


For more info on Forstner bits check out Traditional Woodworker.

Offline Tinker

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2016, 10:04 AM »
>>>Yes sleeping on the bench was a funny idea, but when I was young we have an older employee in the firm of my grandfather who sleeps on the bench after lunch for half an hour. In a german woodworking forum someone wonder where he can store the bedding and I told him that Festool has developed a special systainer for that and will show it exclusively on the next woodworking fair ;-)<<<

I only just tuned into this discussion.  As I got to reply #11, Guido brought back a memory to me.  When I had gotten out of high school, way back before I turned 39, I took a year off from (formal) schooling  before going to college.  I found a short term job working with a tree company.  They "farmed" me out to another small contractor who was working alone while his helper (ground man) was on vacation for two weeks. I had some experience on farm jobs with working with brush clearing, but no climbing experience.  I fit in with the loner's needs.  I took care of the ground work of piling brush that Bill cut and dropped out of the trees.  At lunch time, i tied the man's lunch box to a rope and hoisted it up to him.  After his quick lunch, he just lowered his box back down to me and went to sleep, hanging there swinging at the end of his climbing rope.  At the end of his half hour "lunch period" I would give a yank on his climbing rope, he would wake up and stretch a little and get back to work.  The rope was his work bench and he just lived there from 8 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon.  That was in the days before climbers took chainsaws up into the tree tops, it was all hand saw work.
Tinker
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Offline Svar

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2016, 01:03 PM »

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2016, 04:45 PM »
I could ask, but knowing he is from Norway, I'm pretty sure the answer wouldn't be helpful.

Offline DougB

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2016, 08:04 AM »
If you find out how to buy, post it here.

MDA Precision in California is an authorized Wabeco dealer (I believe the only dealer in the US).  They can special order any Wabeco offerings.

Offline luke duke

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2016, 03:53 PM »
The 42 page plan on building a Roubo-Style-Workbench is now online an can be downloaded free of charge here: https://www.fine-tools.com/roubo-hobelbank.html

or the direct Link to the PDF here: https://www.fine-tools.com/roubo-hobelbank-bauplan-en.pdf

...

Hope you like it …

Regards Guido

Excellent plans. It would appear that page 37 was not translated into English.

Offline oscaro928

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2016, 01:16 PM »
Hi Guido,

 On the average how long to build the workbench. I am trying to decide to build or buy either a Sjoberg or Lie-Nielsen.

Thanks,
Oscar

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2016, 07:59 AM »
The bench  crafted  kit looks fantastic  but the cost is so  prohibitive.

Offline Tinker

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Re: Guido Henn building a Benchcrafted Roubo
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2016, 09:15 AM »
Whenever The Boss (Who is a fine German import) catches me watching one of Guido's videos, she tells me he is speaking German.  She starts to try to explain what he is saying.  No explanation is needed.  His demonstrations do not need words. 
Tinker
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