|Project by BrettMcD||posted 06-17-2011 08:47 AM||5062 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
Okay I have been lurking for quite awhile so I thought I would actually post something.
I have been starting to go down the slippery slope of hand tool work. I think mainly because my work space is so tiny that it is easier & quieter to just grab a hand tool instead of trying to wrestle machinery but I digress. Anyways my son who just had his fourth birthday loves helping me in the workshop. I think his favorite thing to do is to turn the circle into squares and rectangles with the chisel (making mortise and tenons). So I had this idea buzzing around in my head about building him a workbench, but I actually wanted it to be functional at the same time. So after looking at a couple of other saw benches I decided that I would build him a Nicholson style bench that also could double as my saw bench.
I decided on a whim to install the wagon vise with an extra veneer press screw that I had on hand from a previous attempt at making a workbench. Also decided to add a planing stop not exactly useful but fun none the less. All my son likes to do with it is hit up and down(probably about 20 times a day:). I do believe the vise and the planing stop are what he likes the most.
Oh also the top is thick enough to use holdfasts as well. Well that is it thanks for looking and this website totally rocks.