Our demolition is complete and our two workbenches are installed back to back in the workshop space, thanks to two strong friends who came to visit and were immediately pressed into service.
We now have five vices (one with the screw cut off that seems completely stuck) and six rusty bench dogs (one broken). My workbench (with the cut off vice on the back) was a little rickety. I simply banged the leg tenons with my mallet and now it is solid as a rock.
Here’s the cut off vice – see, no screw!
Our benches have seen better days. They need oil. Charlotte’s has many cuts in it. There are spills of paint and glue. But I’m very happy to have them, and happy to have them down where we want them. We scrubbed a lot of congealed sawdust off the workshop floor!
Charlotte has installed her tool chest tray underneath the bench. We are happy. She is working on a rope ladder for the treehouse she now believes we are building. In my view there’s a lot of difference between a toolbox and a treehouse, we’ll see who ends up being right.
-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...