|Project by RGtools||posted 02-26-2011 05:15 PM||6358 views||6 times favorited||21 comments|
Cabinetmakers workbench, took me ~25 hours to build and cost under $200.
I made this out of pine this year using only hand tools working on a “bench” that had more in common with a picnic table. The joinery is rough but strong. All the tenons are huge, glued and pinned. Not going anywhere for a good long time. I built this bench cheaply so I could get working and figure out what I wanted in the long run, it’s going to serve me very well until I build a Roubo some day. The two biggest things I would change: no tool well, all it does it collect clutter. I would also put the stretcher lower so it provides better clearance for my knees when planing cross-grain.
Shown here are my two favorite bench accessories. The Hook in particular spends a lot of time on my bench because it works for push saws, pull saws, and if you flip it over it acts as a planing stop for narrow parts.
The bench is a right of passage of sorts but most importantly it works.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan