|Project by Rhwoodworks||posted 02-19-2015 09:55 PM||2473 views||9 times favorited||15 comments|
New work bench. I built this bench from poplar mostly because of cost. All the tenons are threw wedged tenons with two degree tapered mortises . The top is 4 inches thick 26” wide and 8’ 6” long. I chose to make mine 36” high to stay inline with my table saw and other tops. The vises are set up for me being left handed and the sliding dead man at this point is the best part of this bench for me. The inner chaulk on the front side vise is held in with dowels into the bench top for easy removal. This gives me the best of both worlds a flush clamping surface and a offset for other clamping needs. I often build custom entry doors and being able to clamp and hold a door on edge to mortise hinges and locksets is a god sent. This was two years of research , designing , gathering materials and vises before I even started building. Alot of thought needs to go into a work bench for the types of work you do. I built it in a two week period with occasional help from some family members who would stop by to help with a glue up or assembly. This is my first ‘true’ wood working bench, I have always worked from an assembly style bench and so far I love it. The stability and clamping options make me wonder how I ever got by without it..