|Project by ryno101||posted 03-02-2010 03:20 PM||3407 views||12 times favorited||34 comments|
Well, here it is… My very own workbench! It’s been an ongoing work-in-progress for some time now, ever since PurpLev and I first picked up what would eventually become the top, giant chunks of hard maple bowling alley.
The base is all mahogany decking material, 4×4 legs and laminated 5/4 stretchers. The leg assemblies are mortise/tenon and the stretchers are bolted dovetails.
Talk about a big job… getting the hundreds of hardened spiral nails out and re-laminating the top alone was endless. The top needs another coat or seven of BLO, (it was done and gleaming and pristine, but I’ve been using it and filling gaps then planing them smooth, so it’s not as pristine as it once was!)
I’ve gotten the apron and breadboard end on, and my vise is attached, so I figure it’s done enough to post! (Seriously, it’s a workbench… is it ever really done?)
Thanks for looking!
-- Ryno http://shawsheenwoodworks.com