Splayed leg Roubo nears the finish line
Well it’s really been a “slog”. But, finally, it looks like I may finish the little Underhill style workbench before much more time passes. The bench has a diminutive look to it. But, in fact, it’s nearly seven feet long. It’s thirty six inches high, which tends to make it look a little shorter than it really is. Right at the moment the leg vise is just hanging by a thread, so to speak.
The end vise is massive. This design could certainly be used as a front vise, as well. However, I decided to use a leg vise in front and keep the location of the screw low. This will allow me to join wide boards without having to stand on tiptoe.
There are still a lot of details to finish. Then, of course there is “the finish” which will be BLO, Turpentine and Urethane. It’ll be a while yet, but I’m getting there.