|Project by gtpreacher||posted 09-23-2010 05:39 AM||3745 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
After 20 years of working on a cheap, light weight workbench that I bought at a big box store, I finally decided that I needed a bench that would stand up to heavy work. This one is built out of SYP, with a laminated MDF top. The leg vice is made of oak, and I used a quick release vice on the end of the table. The end frames are held together with pegged mortise and tenon joints. The mortises and tenons for the long stretchers are pulled tight with bench bolts, and there are two longitudinal stringers that add support under the tabletop. They are pulled tight to the end frames with lag bolts. It is a rock-solid bench, and I am really looking forward to putting it to use.
-- Phil, North Carolina