|Project by garysharp||posted 11-23-2008 03:47 AM||5277 views||28 times favorited||13 comments|
This mini workbench is made to mount exactly on to the top of my main workbench. It has two drop down post extensions to get locked into two of main bench vices. When it is locked down it is as solid as the main bench. I had to have it to do dovetails. Without it I could only do about one hour of cutting dovetails and with it I can go all day. The bench is the exact height for me to cut dovetails. Each time I wanted to use another tool I just cut a new hole it the top of the mini bench. If you look at the top you can see about a thousand cuts in it from cutting the dovetails. That is all right because it is a workbench.
The oval holes on the left side are for my eight dovetail chisels 1” down to 2mm. Six of which I had to make. The round hole far left is for the magnifier and light. The two slotted holes in the back center are for two LN back saws, rip and crosscut. On the right, the first hole is for my carvers mallet, the next three are for marking knifes, next is the TITE-MARK wheel cutter, next is a 0.5mm marking pencil, the next two pairs of holes are for small and then large dividers and last is a iron wood and brass hammer that I made to seat dovetails. All of the other holes are for bench dogs that I made, and a custom made holdfast made by a blacksmith in Oregon
-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.