|Project by exelectrician||posted 07-02-2015 06:27 AM||5604 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
This bench was years in the making, started with three free maple dining room tables from CL then bought 6 boxes of reclaimed maple flooring to get the top done. The top has 5/16” threaded rods every 8” jig drilled, stacked, slathered with yacht varnish and bolted. I put cover board all the way around a feather secures the end caps with DT’s at the corners.
The trestle is from Garret Hacks design in Fine Woodworking, double M&T’s with double wedges top and bottom.
Photo#6 shows the method I used to make the stretchers. The rods go through the legs and the nuts are hidden in counter bored maple end caps.
A Wilton and Record vices are used to complete the bench.
After agonizing for a couple of weeks I decided that no holes were to be drilled in the top because, I very often have tiny parts scattered all over the bench and did not want them falling through the holes. I came up with this method to use with my planes when I had projects to hold that I had to plane. I make lousy video’s but here is one attempt in explaining how it works.https://flic.kr/p/vbZy9n
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