|Project by boatz||posted 01-06-2016 11:06 PM||4730 views||27 times favorited||16 comments|
This project had several firsts for me. Currently none of my benches have a vise, so I decided to build a benchtop bench with a Moxon vise. I started with 8/4 hard maple. This was my first time milling hardwood. The support legs are mortise and tenon and bolted to the benchtop. This was my first time doing mortise and tenons. My first assembly was nowhere near square. I learned the hard way about uniform heights and keeping all the shoulders level and square. The legs have a little red oak laminated with the maple. I used the Benchcrafted vise hardware – really nice. The bench is finished in three coats of Watco Danish oil.
Now that I have a vise, my next project will be learning hand cut dovetails. My goal will be one a day.
I want to give credit to S. C. Rogers and Fine Working Magazine whose design ideas I incorporated in my bench.
-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need