|Project by Dan Katz||posted 06-04-2011 09:41 PM||5511 views||23 times favorited||23 comments|
Hey Guys & Gals,
Been busy this year. Beginning last summer a friend gave me 20 good sized pine logs.
My buddy Alex rented me his Wood-Miser saw mill and we proceeded to mill out enough
lumber to build on to my shop last winter. I saved the largest log to mill out 2 large slabs
with a bench in mind. While they were drying I came up with this design. I wanted a
work table large enough to assemble a full sized door, low enough for hand planing work
and versatile for carving projects. The tilting table can be locked in any position from 0 to 90
so I can carve standing up or sitting down for detail work.
The bench tops and base are yellow pine and the vises are red oak.
The tops are 3 1/8 thick and are 102” long.
The jointers bench with the tail vise is 19 1/2 wide and the carvers bench is 17 1/2 wide.
I used gate hinges for the tilting top. The stretchers for the base are draw bolted.
The tail vise hardware was purched at Woodcraft. I used the smaller version
which is plenty long enough. The cut out space for that is about 17 1/2 long.