Video: Build a Roubo Workbench Part 5 -The Dovetail (version 1, Bandsaw dovetails)

In this video series I show you how to make a solid Roubo workbench on a budget using readily available timber and hardware.

In this video I finish off the end-cap by cutting the dovetail using my bandsaw. In the next video (part 6) I will show you how to cut the dovetail by hand for those you you that dont have a bandsaw.


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40 Comments

  1. Cutting the end-cap dovetail on our roubo (version 1)

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  2. Thanks Jordie. You sure do make it look easy…

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  3. cool…

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  4. great job and thank you for sharing with a want a be woodworker Perry

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  5. Liking this series very much, keep it up.

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  6. Nicely done, but it doesn’t look right for me. I expect the pins to split, if ever set under charge, as they are too thin.

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  7. big arse dovetail !

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  8. Really good fun to watch;learning a lot and looking forward to more.

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  9. nice job looking forward to the next installment

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  10. Very nice Jord. Like that “big ass” dove tail. Looks very cool

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  11. Nice job Jord looking forward to the next video

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  12. As always, you produce a great video and present great techniques on how to accomplish the task!

    Thanks

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    • Thanks Jerry

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  13. Well done mate.

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  14. Hello Jordan, I am following the construction of your roubo workbench here in Brazil, and you have arrived at the most important for me wich is the construction of this vise with the same stuff I already own. I would ask you to please be as detailed as possible in your next video, because I am a beginner in this art and have my difficulties to understand everything, even if you are an excellent speaker and teacher. I’m not from this area and do not know all the terms that are used by you. I thank you in all the efforts to bring this information. congratulations for your work. Júlio.

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  15. Very well done! Like your videos. Hubert _ Germany

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  16. Nice job on the videos, the jig for the dove tale was a great idea.

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  17. Top job!

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  18. Wonderful video. It has specific steps that are easy to follow and understand. It is always better to have something to look at or follow when learning skills like that for faster learning.

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  19. Holly jig thanks!

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  20. Excellent work Jord. Thanks for sharing this with us.How did you start in woodworking? Did you train professionally? Do an apprenticeship? Self-taught? Other?And how long have you been working professionally?

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  21. Enjoying your Roubo build, Jordan! I’m about 3/4 done building my own split-top version. The base/face vice done, now working on the front half of my split top. My end cap will only be on the front side, but your dovetail piece quite useful. Thanks so much. You’re a good teacher!

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    • Thanks for the comment Jim,

      Make sure you send some photos to me once your done with the build, I would love to see it!

      Jordan

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  22. I really like this guy. I am just starting to do some woodworking and a workbench is my first project. Very excited to get started.

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  23. Great videos!

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  24. very nice!

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  25. Looking good so far, just a tip I learnt from watching Norm Abram on the band saw – if you set up a depth stop when your cutting the pins and tails (or the shoulders of a tenon) you will get the same depth either side without the guess work and it makes the relief cuts happen much faster too without any chance of cutting in too far.

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  26. Great videos, and as for post editing (part 4) its a pain in the arse, make em small and easier to manage. And the post voice over works as well, describing the events as you watch them back.

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  27. Great Job!

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  28. Yup… Agreed… One “Big-Ass” Dove Tail! That, pretty much, says it all. Nice, very nice work. Thank you!

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  29. Great series…I need a wood working bench…not too big but just right. LOL…”Build a solid workbench on a budget…” How much did that mammoth band saw cost you? 🙂

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  30. Nice “Big ass dove tail”. Really…..nicely done. I plan to use this series to make my own. Thanks Again! Jason

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  31. Jarrah is one hard timber,good to see an aussie woodworker on youtube,greetings from Adelaide mate keep up the good work!

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  32. Nice big arse dovetail. Great bunch of videos on the Roubo Workbench. Can’t wait to get to the leg vice.

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  33. good — now how do I skip to another of the videos

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  34. Sweet band saw jig to cut the dove tail!

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  35. Nice and clear series, thanks.

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  36. nice work mate, what band saw is that your using i’m looking to buy one
    with a tilt like yours ??

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  37. +JordsWoodShop The link to buy these plans isn’t working for me.

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