I recently posted pictures of this onto my Photobucket account, and elsewhere. It pales in comparison to the many, very robust offerings that I’ve seen. Having said this, I didn’t need the extensive capabilities of the modern Roubo benches; and, I had a very capable base.
Essentially, I utilized the Festool LR32 rail and MFT/3 to create a 96mm-based dog hole layout in 5/4 Hard Maple, and affixed this to a Hard Maple base. Also, I’ve added the Veritas Twin-Screw vise.
Festool’s MFT/3 has spawned a 3rd-party cottage industry on fixtures, clamps and ‘holds’; and this bench allows me to tap into this broader accessory set.
The process to make this is a bit convoluted… there is an excellent YouTube video of someone making a replacement MFT/3 top (saving about $150 per top); however, he utilized a full $1,000+ Festool system (router, LR32 rail, 32mm System) – in addition to the MFT/3 and Tracksaw (about another $1,000) – to get there. The approach used to make this bench requires just the LR32 rail (it has spacing-holes to ensure perfect 32mm increments), and while I did use my MFT/3 Table, it’s not a requirement. I used my Bosch router.
If anyone finds this approach interesting, I’m happy to share the details. Again, as a bench, it’s quite ordinary; but it works for the work I do, and allows access to a robust assortment of fixtures and clamps.
Woods: hard maple