|Project by TheFridge||posted 07-02-2016 10:02 PM||5335 views||9 times favorited||69 comments|
Warning- pic heavy
I’m “officially” done
48” ish long X 20” ish wide X 35” ish tall
Top is made from poplar, maple, white and red oak, lyptus
Legs from white ash
Stretchers from cypress with purpleheart accent
Leg vise from spalted hackberry elm with a maple guide
End vise from white ash with spalted hackberry elm and red oak chop. Meranti for the handle spacer.
Vise hardware is homemade. Mainly 3/4-6 acme rod and nuts with nuts welded on the end and ground/sanded smooth. Handles are 5/16 round stock threaded for 1/4-20 on each end. Stanley brass nuts drilled through and tapped for 1/4-20 to cap the handles off.
Integrated plane till, saw hangers and a slide out hand tool chest that will have an attachable cover to be portable. One day.
3/4 rod and nuts bought off eBay for 40-45$, Used a gallon of tb3, and some 1/2” round brass bar stock for maybe 10$. All the wood was free. Mainly offcuts from a local cabinet shop for the top and the rest is from a stash my paw paw gave me.
Finish is BLO, MS, and wax in equal proportions. Roughly.
Decided to take pics of it in its messy natural environment.
Anti racker. I drilled a 1/2” hole through a 1/2” nut and inlayed into a block. A 1/2” brass rod passes through the block, the nut and the leg. The 1/2” nut has a tapped 1/4” hole that the handle bolt goes into like a setscrew. It works better than I though it would’ve. Easy to make and use. The handle is below the top of the table when loose and tight. So no problems there.
Leg to top joinery is has a mitered outer tenon. I had to inlay some meranti to cover the gaps in the through tenons of my first 2 legs. I got the hang of the through tenons on the last 2 Iegs (the left legs). Pretty sure I got the idea for this joint from a William Ng vid.
Rarely use the leg vise
A roll pin backs the leg and end vise chips out when loosening.
Took me 6 months to have a functioning bench with vises and another year to add everything else. Tools included. If I was harassed as much as stef was I’d have probably finished sooner :)
It was a very good joinery and hand tool learning experience on for me.
Any questions or criticism just let me know. Thanks for looking :)
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