|Project by comboprof||posted 08-08-2014 02:30 AM||2720 views||24 times favorited||20 comments|
I had to build a wall separating my side of the two car garage from parking for my above the garage tenants. I choose to cover my side with 5/8 AC plywood. Simultaneously I came down with the affliction known as rust hunting and my poor excuse for a bench became covered with rusted tools and restorations. I ran out of room to do anything. So I put up French cleats and began making tool tills. This cleared my bench and I was ready to work on some serious projects. Or so I thought …. see what my bench looks like now.
I guess I need re-think the plane till and now that I am in love with hand tools I need to make a roubo bench.
Scrap, oak, mahogany, cherry, birds-eye maple, hemlock, birch, were used in the making of the tills. The french cleats are 3/4 inch Oak cut at 45 degrees. Some of the tills are finished with tung oil and poly, some remain unfinished. Also some of the tools still are in need of restoration. I just had to get them up so I had room for more. This space is only 6 feet wide I have about 18 feet in total I could cover with the cleats. Some would be hard to get to because of the power tools.
-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)