|Project by Garald Ansley||posted 1761 days ago||2501 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
This is only a test, lol. Well, not much was purchased for this bench. Had some 3/4 used plywood, an old mdf bookcase, some 4×4s and an old cedar picket fence. Bought the screw for the vice, some maple boards, oak boards and some pine 2×4s and some bolts to hold it together. The top is 3 layers of the plywood topped by the mdf (figured its flat right?). Well what they say about best made plans, lol. Ended up making the top in two pieces thinking it would be easier to laminate the plywood that way instead of one wide piece. The front half actually came out great, nice and flat, the back half warped on me so trying to get the two pieces level with each other was a real challenge and i finally went with close enough. Wrapped the edge with the maple boards just to make it look nice. The leg vice is red oak. The bottom shelf is cedar boards from the picket fence. All in all im happy with it, its sturdy, stable and so far functional. Will definitely do the top different on my next bench tho. Haven’t decided if i want to add a sliding deadman or a sliding leg vice, gonna use it awhile and see what my needs are to see which one will work best for me. I really like that leg vice, its got more clamping power than i would have believed!
-- Garald, Mayetta, KS