|Project by rdwile||posted 04-29-2015 12:26 PM||10003 views||32 times favorited||40 comments|
Like many others, I felt it was time for a workbench upgrade, likely this would be the last bench I build and wanted it to be unique. The design is my own, incorporating many features from my existing bench of 25 years and a few updates using the latest and greatest.
A few comments on major design features:
- This was to be an assembly table first, so lots of real estate on a nice flat top, which is 28” x 79”,
- The Veritas Quick Release face vise is on my other bench, I would never use another,
- The Veritas Twin-Screw end vise was the only choice to allow me to clamp large objects using the dogs,
- The inlay in the front apron is modelled after a small shoulder plane I recently got from a friend,
- The cabinet in the base will hold all the tools I use while working at this bench,
- The back does not have an apron to allow me to clamp long laminations,
- Materials are curly maple and bubinga, with wenge inlay in the trestle.
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/