|Project by spclPatrolGroup||posted 10-04-2014 04:44 AM||3973 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
Here is my “little” work bench, roughly 19” by 5’, the top is about as heavy as I could make it and still be able to move around by myself. The idea is to be able to move it back and forth from the garage to the basement as the mercury drops, so it breaks down into 3 pieces, the top and the two leg assembly’s. All out of SYP, top ended up being about 3.75” after I leveled it with the router sled. The stretchers are pinned in the legs using dowels and no glue so they will rack back and forth a bit, which is handy for putting the tenons in and out of the mortises in the top. The tenons are tight, it only goes together with a hammer and block of wood, and that is the only way it comes apart so once put together it is very ridged. The only problem is its fairly narrow with a heavy top, so it will rock back and forth the narrow way when working, I am going to have to make some feet for the legs to extend the footprint out a little more. The overhang on the tail vise side is so I can build a freestanding cabinet to sit underneath it. Vises are just cheapies from lee valley, already wish I would have paid more for the quick release versions. The finish is Danish oil.
Thanks to all the people who answered some of my questions in the forums. I would have been finished much sooner but I had the top up on blocks when gluing the skirt boards on and it fell off and crushed my hand between itself and my large bench fracturing two bones in my hand.