|Project by PittsburghTim||posted 07-22-2012 05:34 PM||7566 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
Here is my completed (almost) English style woodworking bench. It’s southern yellow pine with walnut dowels (Miller 2X) finished with boiled linseed oil. The top is 2.5 inches thick. It weighs a ton and it’s rock solid. I put virgin rubber treads (made from the soft material used under rugs to keep them from sliding on hardwood floors) under the legs so it won’t slide on the smooth floor.
I’ll have to add a leg vise and an end vise and drill a series of holes in the top and apron sections for some forged iron holdfasts. I hope no one gets in a snit because I have things to add still. I am very happy with the results and may not be able to purchase the vise hardware fo a while. For now, I will have a very solid bench for upcoming projects.
-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."