|Project by Bill729||posted 06-22-2012 08:40 AM||2414 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
I began wanting to make a traditional style workbench and the more I learned, the more I realized that it takes a workbench to make the heavy kind you see in books and magazines. This one is based on a friend’s design, but mine is a bit longer and taller. It is 58”L x 27”W x 40”H. It has at least 2” of room around the edges for clamping. I built it on a piece of plywood stretched across 2 saw horses. It has a SYP top and is assembled with about a hundred 3 1/2” deck screws and glue. I learned a great deal from this project and am sure that I will get a lot of use from the bench.
I intend to mount a machinist’s vise on it with wood in the jaws, for now. I included the old saw in the picture just for fun. This is the first project I’ve posted. Thank you for looking!