|Project by theoldfart||posted 03-08-2016 04:06 PM||5067 views||10 times favorited||66 comments|
This bench has been a long time in the making. A combination of LJ bench projects and Christopher Schwarz books gave me the information and motivation to take this on. I tried to use mostly hand tools. I did use a power planer for stock dimensioning but after that it was exclusively hand tools with the exception of the dog holes on the bench top.
The vital statistics are as follows
Overall bench size is 33” tall, 22 1/2” wide and 86” long
The top is 4” thick and made up of oak with two cherry accent strips and draw bored Cherry bread board ends. I did not wedge the legs, this way I can disassemble it.
Legs are 5 1/8” square as are the short stretchers and are Douglas Fir and are draw bored.
Long stretchers are 4 3/4” x 3” and are recovered barn beams and I used BenchCrafted Bench Bolts.
Leg vise is 3” thick 7 1/2” wide and 32 3/4” tall and opens to 10 3/4” and does not sag! It’s made of maple and cherryThere is 9” from the screw to the bench top. Also I used the BenchCrafted Criss Cross and
Screw is a Lake Erie Tool Works and I would highly recommend them
The end vise is a vintage Shelton with a cherry chop.
I have no idea what the thing weighs but it doesn’t move in use.
-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )