|Project by August McCormick Lehman III||posted 08-10-2014 01:51 PM||3110 views||14 times favorited||40 comments|
My version of a modern style work bench,.
I was in the market for a bench for the past seven years, mainly because of my garage construction and power for tools, that’s why I had all the time to figure out what kind of bench I will need or want.
I join finewoodworking magazine and I saw a lot of bench there and also YouTube and google images.
I even purchase the benchcrafted plans,
Then I started to price out wood men it cost a lot to make a bench.
That’s why I decided to use metal, now metal did cost more but I had access to metal so I decided to make the frame out of metal.
I did all the fabrication and welding,
And I made the handle my self.
The screw is 1-1/2 by 5TPI brass nut and metal flange
And they were bought from norton screw All the hard ware was made by me except the screw I machine the ends to fit bearing and my handle .
All is bronze. The shaft is 1” and the hub is 4140 steel shaft 5” diameter and I just start chopping them with the bandsaw.and machine to my measurements
I have videos but I haven’t edited them yet.
But I have some pictures in my website.www.guidetomachining.com
The bench weighs 785lbs just for frame,
The whole bench measures 5×5 the solid wood is lyptus and 3/4 part of the top is baltic birch plywood.
The leg vise is 3×6 aluminum extrusion wrap with mahogany and lyptus
Secure by screw and t-nuts
It has a built in moxon up front the bench with the same style handle
I forgot who mentioned it but first I said they look like a ship wheel but someone said bank vault door I like that.
The bench has a hight adjustment from 38-44”