|Project by _Steve||posted 02-02-2011 03:30 AM||7499 views||27 times favorited||13 comments|
I’d like to thank Bob Lang and John White for their designs and contributions to the woodworking community.
I did a bunch of research on workbench designs and I narrowed it down to either the 21st Century Workbench (by Bob) or the New-Fangled Workbench (by John). I could find attributes in both I really liked. I am more of a machine tool kind-of-guy, but I’m shifting to using hand tools much more. I decided to integrate both benches into one. Also I’m left-handed and laid out the bench accordingly.
The top is made out of salvaged 6/4 Quarter sawn White Oak church pews I came across awhile back, which I got 14 pew seats/backs for $50.00 (gloat). I stripped, sanded, and leveled the pew stock and then face laminated two together to make the approximately 3” thick bench top. The legs and frame came from 8/4 Red Oak I had on the shelf.
Construction is mortise and tenon and pinned with Black Cherry square pegs influenced by Greene & Greene. Vintage Craftsman (made in USA) 10” x 12” vice mounted on the 21 Century side.
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