|Project by bandit571||posted 05-18-2012 09:18 PM||2649 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
What started out as a couple old barn beams of 4×6 Beech, slowly evolved their way into a nice little bench, with a “High Tech” leg vise thrown in. Top came from splitting one beam in two, adding some filler strips, and glueing the lot together. legs were left in the ‘rough’ state, at 4×6x31” Added the top by screwing aprons to the top, and the legs. Aprons came from an old waterbed frame, 2×10s. Tried some dovetails on the one end, but the other was just a glue&screw butt joint. That open area might become a toolwell, or just a wagon vise. leg vise is made up of a split (riven??) piece of another 4×6. Wound up with a 2×6. Added a pipe clamp I had in the shop, a couple screws to “fix’ the screw part of the pipe clamp to the 2×6 slab. Vise is shown holding a 2×10 scrap from the aprons. Total cost so far…...$0.00.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use