|Project by MindDesigns||posted 11-08-2014 07:43 PM||1226 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
I needed to build this bench for two reasons: I needed somewhere to put my sharpening gear (including Tormek), plus I wanted to practice some of the techniques I need for building a Roubo-style workbench.
This bench is the same height and depth that my Roubo will be, it just isn’t as long (~22”). The top is just under 4” thick. I did not make the legs flush with the front edge, but will do this properly on the big bench. I used 8/4 Beech throughout except the shelf (1/2” ply). All mortice and tenon work, glued and drawbored.
It’s pretty heavy, and that’s what i want for my main bench. I made my own walnut pegs to test if that would work (it does). Overall quite pleased with the sturdiness and heft. Now I need to get some wood and vises and start on the Roubo.