|Project by smitty22||posted 09-07-2014 07:06 PM||1340 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Embarking on a new phase of woodworking, I needed a base for the lathe that wife gave me for birthday, and it seems to work very well so far.
The bench design was adapted form Sam Allen’s “Making Workbenches” book, just downsized a bit to 48” x 15”. The doweled joint construction with truss rods in the stretchers is very rigid, surprised me. My SketchUp plan made this a pretty quick 3-day weekend build, no glitches for a change! Plan is available to anyone who needs it.
The top is just laminations ripped from some reasonably straight 2×6 Douglas fir, ended up at about 2 1/2” thick after surface planing and a bit of work with the Stanley #5, very solid! Casters from Rockler’s since most everything in my garage shop needs to be moveable, seem to work well.
Shelf is some salvaged 3/4” cedar, end trim is scrap maple with 3/8” oak pins (my first turning attempt) to tie it all together, then the whole thing finished with two coats of teak oil.
Now to Turn, Turn, Turn!
Thanks for looking,