|Project by Moral||posted 02-03-2008 11:47 PM||3196 views||7 times favorited||28 comments|
Hi there, I’m fairly new to woodworking and this is my first major project. I was inspired by Marc Spagnolo (The Wood Whisperer) to get into woodworking again. I set myself a goal to build a workbench using only handtools, and using only wood joinery. I quickly found the hardest thing about building a workbench is not having a workbench. At least it was motivating. The third picture is the makeshift surface I used to clamp boards to while I hand planed them down. It took me six months of relaxing afternoons here and there. The rails join the legs with peg draw bored and wedged tenons (dovetail shape inside). The results aren’t perfect, this was mainly to practice handtool and joinery techniques on something I didn’t mind stuffing up… it’s just a workbench. The top was left over oak from a kitchen renovation. The rest is recycled Jarrah from an old table I found out in the rain. I just finished oiling it with Tung oil.
Thanks very much Marc for the inspiration.