|Project by tmblweed0429||posted 05-09-2009 05:59 PM||3629 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I built my workbench out of 3/4” plywood, 3/16” hardboard and good old pine 2 by 4s. The clamp is a knock off of the record. I based the design off of Ian Kirby’s workbench I found in a workbench book. I still need to add some holes for dog legs. Now I don’t have to use my table saw for a workbench!
This was also my first attempt at hand cut dovetails. Not perfect, but they do the job.
Basically I glued up four layers of plywood, trimmed it in oak and mounted it on the pine base. It is pretty solid, and didn’t cost me several hundred dollars.
The stretcher were secured with double wedged tenons so they will never come apart.
I finished it with Gunstock stain and put a coat of polyurethane to seal the whole thing.
-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX