|Project by Michael||posted 02-08-2017 05:18 AM||978 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I built this for my kids and to have a portable bench when I demonstrate hand tools at the elementary school. It’s based on Roy Underhill’s petite bench, JayT’s traveling bench and P. Sellers’ workbench. Top is laminated Doug fir 2×4’s, finished with BLO (which my wife complains makes me smell like fish…), and I’m using 3/4” dowels as planing stops. It has doe’s feet, a chop, and a bench hook hanging from dowels in back. The bottom stretchers are drawbored tennons glued in place.
They keep the bench ridgid for planing.
I think you can see the wedge in this photo:
Question #1: any ideas on how to get rid of the lags and carriage bolts? I want to be able to disassemble it for transport, but not have any metal on it.
Question #2: any reason I can’t use the doe’s feet as winding sticks?
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