Some of you were interested in how I built my workbench. Here are a few more details.
The top is 1 3/4” x 24” x 60” prelaminated maple. Super cured infrared style. From woodcraft. $200
Here you see the legs. They are made from 4×4 home depot material fir. I passed them trough the planer for a crisp look. They are biscuited with #20’s. In this pic. Witness me drilling out for the lag bolts and screws.
The short one is setup material.
Here I break the sharp corners of the legs before assembly.
The diagonal clamp is to keep the side assemblies square. I glued one up per day. Then glued up the long stretchers on a separate day.
The vise is an Anant 52 1/2 copy from the Record mold.
In order to install it to the proper height I added filler material.
To install the maple skirt I routed out material so that the vice face is enclosed in maple. The gouges are where I tipped the router on accident.
Here is the skirt bolted in place with vise lined in maple
After installing the worktop to the base by bolting from underneath through the stretchers, the bench was a mess. I had every tool out.
More to Come
I still need to apply finish and benchdogs.
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