|Project by TerryDowning||posted 10-27-2014 05:15 PM||4403 views||13 times favorited||31 comments|
After several months of building and adjusting, I’m calling this long term project done.
This is my version of the Paul Seller’s Joiner’s bench. With V8 degree powered leg vise and wagon vise inspired by Paul Miller (LJ Shipwright).
Material: Fir and hemlock? from Big Box store (Both orange and blue) 2×4s and other scrap/scrounges. The front of the leg vise has a 3/4 inch oak plank laminated to it.
Dimensions: 60 inches long x 30 inches deep X 39 inches tall. (I went with a taller bench for 2 reasons, I’m kinda tall at 6’2” and the kind of work I do is more suited to a taller bench). This bench puts my work at the very top of the “Power Zone” and the lower end of the “detail zone”. I have used this bench quite a bit before calling it “Done” and I’m quite happy with the height.
The parallel guide is a pin-less design taken from this you tube video.
For details on the Paul Seller’s bench check out the following:
Building a workbench with Paul Sellers
For details on the Wedge powered vises, check out this blog from shipwright.
Paul's V8 Powered workbench blog
Shipwright was kind of to provide me with the inlay for the leg vise and installing this was enough for me to call this project done.
Of course an LJ work bench can’t be called done without this:
The requisite “Bondo” pose.
-- - Terry