|Project by mbs||posted 09-12-2011 01:05 AM||3579 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
I posted these pictures in another part of website but they don’t show up in my gallery so I’m reposting them.
The top is made of scrap hardwoods. it is 34.75” high and 84” long. It has a tool tray in the middle of the top. If I made it again I probably would make a solid top.
The base is made of metal that I welded together out of thin wall material. The back and end of the bench has metal stretchers welded diagonally from corner so the bench is absolutely rigid. It’s heavy – It takes three men to move the loaded bench a foot at a time.
The storage drawers are maple and the edge is dressed in mahogony. The drawers have half blind dovetails and are made of solid wood sides. Unfortunately, I didn’t get full extension glides so I will change them out at some point.
It has a Veritas twin screw vice on one end. A tail stock vice on the side and a regular jaw vice on the opposite side.
I cut a pc of plexiglas the same size as the top to protect it when I’m glueing or finishing. I rarely take the plexiglass off so the top still looks like new after approx. 18 years.
I use the top of the cabinet as a shelf for my drills and other handy tools. I originally took these pictures for insurance purposes so it’s pretty dusty.
This bench is in my home garage and not in my workshop. I will move it sometime in the future.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.