I put the finishing touches on my bench today. After dry-assembling the base cabinet, I realized that it was about half an inch too tall to be able to be dropped into place in the bench base as one piece. The bottom of the cabinet drops 3/4”...
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After putting three coats of Arm-R-Seal on the top, I started building a simple plywood cabinet to fit into the base of the bench. The cabinet is made from 3/4” plywood with the exception of the doors and the top, which are 1/2” plywoo...
The bench is done, the holes are drilled. The top is mostly flat (note all the shavings covering the floor). I put the first coat of finish on today. These pictures are all pre-finish but post-sanding. Here’s the top with m...
I put the top on and screwed it down. Well, screwed it up from beneath, but you get the idea. I also put the vises on, thanks to a little help from the missus. Those things are solid cast iron, heavy as hell. I’m betting ~40-50lbs eac...
After finishing the base assembly, I put a couple of coats of Arm-R-Seal on the underside of the top and the base. I then started laying out my vise locations. I have two identical cast-iron Columbian vises. In a perfect world, I would mortise ...