|Project by DohBoy||posted 12-06-2009 05:04 AM||2139 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This mobile work bench is part of my new shop. It’s made out of a smattering of rift and 1/4-sawn white oak from some salvage beams from a remodel of our oak timberframe home that had nail holes and other issues rendering the wood less than desirable for furniture. Course, I still have 10 or so 3” x 8” x 4-6’ pieces of beautiful curly 1/4-sawn that I am going to use to make a morris chair over the holidays. That project post to come. Top is laminated from 1 1/2×1 1/2 pieces, about 25” x 32” (I forget exactly).
The undercarriage is from a medical device mfr I used to work for – they built ecg stress test treadmills which included carts with a computer and large display. Sadly for them and good for me, these, and a buncha medical grade heavy duty wheels (not on this cart) were rejected on incoming.
Mounted a small vise on one end as can be seen. Will be putting some holes in for bench dogs and may upgrade the vise at some point. But we’ll see how this works out. Oh, yeah, think maybe sometime I will build a tool cabinet (sanders, chisels, fasteners, etc….) to put underneath. Post that one too, when it comes to fruition.
Finished the top by rubbing in a buncha paste wax. Very easy to repair and protects well from glues and finishes.
Glad to be back in the shop!
-- I am an anal-retentive procrastinator. Is it a wonder my projects never get done?