|Project by milbert||posted 08-05-2010 03:38 AM||3612 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
I decided to build a workbench for my dad because he has never really had a nice surface to work off of. So I started this project which is built from hard white maple.
The top is 1 3/4” thick hard maple face glued in 1 3/4” sections. It is 30” wide and 72” long. The skirts are 3 1/2” maple. I decided to go with 1” dog holes for the bench with a small chamfer around the edges. The vice is a Groz vice.
The base was constructed from 2×6 boards (had to save a little money somewhere). Two boards are glued together to make 3” square legs and they are joined with the side rails with large mortise and tenon joints.
After constructing the top, there was a slight bow which made objects not lie completely flat. Since this is a workbench that is a must so after doing some research on the best way to flatten it I decided on using a router and jig since I am not too nimble with a large hand plane yet. I took my queues for this jig from an article on Wood Magazine website found here . I didn’t follow the guide exactly but it gave me a good ideas to interpret and make my own!
The finish is a couple of coats of Danish Oil and the top also has a layer of wood furniture wax for protection.
Thanks for looking!