|Project by Doug||posted 06-21-2009 11:13 AM||8019 views||8 times favorited||20 comments|
I just recently finished this work bench, I know it’s not the traditional wood to make something like this from but there’s a story behind why. I’m 55 and my father just past away a year ago, he planted this tree from a single seed, so after he passed away my mother wanted this tree removed because it was so close to the utility building and it’s root system was busting the concrete floor. It measures 28” W X 66” L X 34” H.
I wanted to make it Larger but it took alot of figuring as of how to get the structure the size it was, being the amount of wood was limited, After the wood was air dryed ( One Year )i took and stood every board vertical side by side and said ok these 4 boards will build this part, these 5 boards will build that part and so on and so on,And it took sometime to figure this out with minimal waste, I didn’t want to use any other specie of wood because this was a sentimental project if you will. But i was able to create this size of a work bench from the amout of wood im had to work with. I’m a retired machinist by trade but have always had a passion for wood working all my life, I custom made the vise parts, screw threads, nuts, guides, rods and bearing slides from brass and steel. Everything is mortised and tennoned, with box joints in the corners of the table top.
Hope you guys approve of it.
Lady lake, Florida
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