|Project by KentB||posted 02-09-2011 05:26 PM||3146 views||6 times favorited||27 comments|
This was one of my first projects and quite a challenge for a beginner. I figured if I was going to make this a hobby I was going to stick with I had better have a good bench. This was made from a Veritas plan that I modified to make it more functional for my shop. I moved the end vise to the side and added appropriate dog holes. The shoulder vise was a challenge but worth all the effort. I use it a lot. I also added two small drawers later for my measuring tools and dogs. The small lumber yard I went to didn’t have maple or beech which I wanted to use so I settled for ash, not a lot of hardwood lumber yards in Iowa(I have found a few more since). I made this in 2006. I originally flattened the top with an electric plane but it wasn’t all that flat so I ended up taking it to a shop that had a 44” drum sander and had it trued up. I’ve seen nicer ones here on LumberJocks but this one suits me just fine.
-- Kent B