|Project by brianl||posted 01-23-2011 02:01 AM||3821 views||12 times favorited||12 comments|
I finally finished the workbench I have been blogging about. It is based on the Popular Woodworking $175 bench. I had to modify the dimensions to fit into the small shop I have (a corner of a shared basement). The top is 4ft long and about 30” deep. The front has a Jorgensen quick-action vise and the end has a shoulder vise. I really like the jorgensen.
The tool rail on the back has proven to be really handy and the storage shelf below is currently housing all of my planes – until I get a till built.
I learned a lot about hand tools in the process of making this bench. When I started I barely knew what a plane was and I had not hand-sawn anything in a LONG time. It’s amazing what a few months of working on a big project will do for you! I now feel very comfortable using planes, drawknives, and hand saws.
The entire bench is douglas fir, with three coats of Tung Oil on it. I really like the ease of application and the ruggedness of Tung Oil.
For more info, feel free to walk through the 8-step blog I did about the build.
-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts