having just finished reading the Schwarz’s Workbench design book before heading back into my shop to finish my daughter’s Shaker style desk, I am seriously Jonesing for a real bench.
rather than go all-out Ruobo for my first real bench, I’m thinking of making a Moxon-ish dovetailing bench. it also needs to be a bench for sharpening with my new Brian Burns double bevel system ( http://www.lessonsinlutherie.com/doublebevelsharpeninghirez.html ).
I’m thinking 48” wide, 24” deep, 4×4 legs and the top at least 3” thick with dog holes for the Moxon vise and hold downs. 4×4 stretchers about 6” off the floor, maybe a shelf or two – if not a second shelf, then a deep drawer.
not sure about height yet, I think I should sketchup the Moxon vise first and test some heights for what feels most comfortable using countertops around the house, and even my lathe which is at a really nice height.
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