|Project by jdh122||posted 11-26-2011 09:08 PM||2167 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
My plywood workbench with a single tiny vise just wasn’t cutting it as I continue to do more work with hand-saws and chisels. I built this out of spruce 2X4s, including a few rescued from pallets. The joinery is all double mortise and tenon, bolted in place rather than glued (for a knock-down bench, even though at only 4 feet long I probably could have just glued it). The top sits on dowels on the top of 2 legs. Has a Lee Valley front vise and a bench vise on the end bought at busybeetools. With the two vises and all of the material, I probably have about $150 into it, but I suspect I’ll come to regret not springing the extra cash for quick-release vises, even though it would have added over $100 extra.
I used the bench dogs for the first time today, and it’s infinitely better than clamping boards to the top of the bench.
-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests