Well, here it goes. I posted in the forum about getting started on some hand tools and thought it was time to get started on the most important tool of the shop, the bench. There are a few design constraints on this project, namely, I have to be able to bring this thing back at least in pieces in my Toyota camry from Raleigh to Charlotte, but I’ve always enjoyed a challenge.
Anyway, I’m going with the standard mortise and tenon design. I was sick of constantly looking at my crappy drawings on engineering paper so I decided I was going to try to learn some google sketch up for this diagram. I saw the idea in fine woodworking to have some high and some low supports in order to leave room for two removal sets of drawers that sit right below the bench top for tool storage. This is something that I plan on incorporating into mine and have left room for something like 16” of space so I can use the same general design for the drawers as the magazine article did.
The first picture is the exploded view, and the second picture is the condensed view. I’m still working on it, but hopefully I’ll finish the plans while I’m home during break so I can just focus on working on it while at school
Thanks for looking! More updates soon.
-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more