|Project by MattNC||posted 06-24-2014 01:54 PM||3712 views||10 times favorited||22 comments|
This is the perfect workbench I made for myself. I wanted it split top, adjustable height, and heavy to be stable for planing.
The bench is essentially a parallelagram adjusted with a trailer jack tied into a pillow bearing. The frame is all eastern red cedar with oak pins. The top is solid white oak (2.25” thick) with cherry edges. I still need to add holes for the holdfasts, and wood to the vice faces, but it is essentially done.
I the middle pictures I show it at low, medium and high heights. There is a yard stick in the vice to show relative height. It moves up and down very smoothly.
The last picture is one of my show helpers at his custom bench on wheels with his oak stool.