|Project by WoodWrangler||posted 05-24-2009 03:55 AM||30558 views||36 times favorited||21 comments|
Finally, a hefty workbench … been wanting this for a long time and finally made it happen. The design is a mix of a Roubo (best documented recently by Christopher Schwarz in the Workbenches book) and the 21st Century Workbench (designed by Robert Lang and documented in a Popular Woodworking and on a DVD). I also took one idea from LJ member Rob Bois after watching his videos.
The bench is made of maple with a 4” thick solid top. On the side is a Veritas Twin Screw vise and on the far end is a pattern maker’s vise (not shown). Everything was made with 10/4 maple. The legs are 5” square. The overall height is 34 1/2” and it’s 32” wide. The center trays are made with ribbon Sapele sides and the bottom is made to look like the benchtop so that when it is flipped it fits in better. The edges are all softened with an 1/8” chamfer. The dog holes are setup for the Veritas holddowns and dogs(or other 3/4” posts). There is a shelf on the bottom made of pine and ship-lapped.
It’s VERY heavy. Not sure how much, but I’d guess 300lbs or so. Now I just need to put a finish on it … probably a BLO/wax blend or Danish oil … we’ll see.
Thanks for looking!