|Project by DrewM||posted 08-22-2010 02:49 AM||3941 views||16 times favorited||16 comments|
Finally got around to making myself a real woodworking bench. I spent a lot of time of researching designs on the internet and ended up making my own “hybrid” version of a bench. I was on a tight budget but still wanted the bench to be sturdy and last. All the wood is 3/4” plywood and 2x construction grade doug fir from HD. The vise is the large front vise from woodcraft. For now it only has a front vise and I left room for an end vise if I decide to add it at a later time. I still need to plan out the dog holes and cut them. The base is a three piece torsion box based on this design. And the top is 2×4’s laminated together covered with 3/16” hardboard and skirted with 2×6s. The overall dimensions of the bench are 36” tall, 26” wide, and 74” long. Total weight is around 250 lbs and is very sturdy. I included a picture of my three working hand planes, a 1920’s Union no.7, a new Woodriver no.5, and a type 11 Stanley no.4C.
-- Drew, Delaware