|Project by Woodfix||posted 03-12-2010 01:30 PM||2529 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
Check out my new work bench. Solid New Guinea Rose Wood, I wont bother you with the details of how much that timber cost me. Talk about handing over amunition to the enemy, my wife has been giving me curry ever since I told her. I know, why tell her. Well she asked, insistently. And I live by a policy that I would rather get in trouble for the truth than a lie. So she knows. Thats not the funny part.
If you have checked out my workshop, you will have noticed that it is on the small side and there is absolutely no way a full sized cabinet makers bench is going in there. So the plan was, it is going to double as the bar-b-que bench. I mean really, how many bbq do you have. Too many. But that is still not the funny bit.
See the last photo. I bought a second hand Dawn quick release wood workers bench vice. In need of a bit of TLC but it was cheap (ish). So in preparation for the new bench that I was hand making with no expense spared, I also restored this vice. So well in fact that my wife would not believe it was the same one and wanted to know how much I had paid for the ‘new’ vice. It took a bit of convincing for her to believe it was the same one. Still not the funny side of this story.
She won’t let me put it on the bench. Worried someone will bump into it. So until I can find space apart from the bbq area to put my new bench it will remain viceless. Oh well. It is better to keep the peace. But what a forelorn sight, a viceless bench. Its like a pub with no beer, an ocean with no beach, a night sky with no stars.
-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour