|Project by SilverbackReef||posted 02-22-2015 03:50 PM||1576 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Made some accessories for the new bench:
- Tool rack along the back
- Planing stop
- Bench ponies
- Bench hook and outrigger
- Cordless work light
- Base for the machinists vise
- Sliding deadman
Planing stop per Schwartz’s book. Had one with the old bench, loved it. The old one was pretty chewed up so I made a new one.
Bench ponies. I’ve been wanting a set of these. Had some 3”x3”x3” blocks that I used for the same thing…I like these better. You can see the tool rack in the background.
Bench hook and outrigger. If you look close, it’s really ugly. I made it from the tabletop of a curb find. Some awful maple glued up with the grain going every which way. Note the profile of the front cleat: it hangs on a french cleat on the cabinet at the end of the bench.
Cordless detail light. A $1 old luxo-style lamp with broken electrics gave its life to have a $1 flashlight with rechargeable batteries attached to the end. I think I paid more for the batteries than for all the rest.
Base plate for the machinists vise that has kicked around the floor of my garage for years. Holdfast it over one of the bench legs and it works great! Made a rack for it at the bottom of that cabinet at the end of the bench. It no longer lives on the floor!
Sliding deadman. Kinda fiddly due to the way my bench base is constructed. Works OK but slide-n-peg would be better.
Obligatory photo of my old bench hook:
Hmm, gonna have to look and see if there’s a forum thread soliciting chewed-up bench hook photos. :-)
When making tools, jigs, accessories, etc., storage becomes a problem. Here’s a photo of where the planing stop and bench ponies live when not in use:
As always, thanks for looking and thanks to all the other posters for the inspiration and education.