Have you ever started a project, given yourself a budget and a time frame… and then well… you go over budget… and you need that new tool… oh and you got busy, or had to redo something… and well…
If you haven’t; welcome to woodworking. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your first project and many more to come.
At the start of 2009 I decided I wanted to build a new workbench. I was taking on a new job so I decided 12 months would be a good time frame. Now we’re up to month 14 and… should be done by July.
This should be a mighty workbench. The process started with a Roubo Design, a rough sketch, half a tonne of coastal blackbutt, 6 generations of design process, 3 generations of vice configurations, a new thicknesser, and a few innovations.
Blackbutt is a Australian Hardwood that grows locally. It’s very hard, and weighs 900kg/m3. Making the 2.6m bench around 300kg or 660lbs.
I’ll add more photos and specific about innovations to design and processes as we go.
-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/