|Project by WirelessWoodworker||posted 02-29-2016 06:18 PM||2696 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
The new workbench is finally complete and I’m loving it so far! It’s based on a bench design by David Barron, but I’ve modified it quite a bit to suit my space and preferences.
The bench is all 8/4 ash except for a few bits of oak and the pine bottom shelf. It’s fairly small, at about 5’ long and 20” deep, but was made for a specific area of the shop and fits there nicely. I also don’t typically do large projects, so it works well for me.
The front vise is a small shoulder vise with the Veritas inset vise as the tail. The top measures about 3.5” thick and the legs and stretchers are about 3.5” square, except for the front left leg which was reinforced to support the vise. The joinery is all drawbored mortise and tenon.
I have a few blog posts on the construction, so feel free to take a look:
The Workbench Build – Part 1 – Initial Planning
The Workbench Build – Part 2 – Design
The Workbench Build – Part 3 – Rough Construction
The Workbench Build – Part 4 – Joinery
The Workbench Build – Part 5 – Finishing Touches
The Workbench - Complete
Also, my very first video describing the bench.
I think the video turned out alright actually, except for the dog barking and the ‘umms’ and ‘ahhs.’ I’ll probably start making a few more as I enjoyed the process quite a bit.
Thanks for taking a look!
-- Tim, Delaware, http://www.thewirelesswoodworker.com