|Project by mjk||posted 08-13-2012 08:58 PM||4407 views||26 times favorited||21 comments|
My new workshop deserved a suitable workbench so I came up w/ this one. It’s a combination of several plans I found (Woodsmith #133, ShopNotes #65 & #84).
It’s about 84” long & 36”wide; made of hard maple throughout except for the top. The top is 3 layers of 3/4” MDF. The middle layer has pieces of hard maple inset into the layer to strengthen the MDF at all the dog hole locations.
The drawers are dovetailed poplar boxes w/hard maple fronts & ride on blum soft-close slides.
The addition of the Rockler workbench retractable casters allow me to move it easily whenever necessary.
The Veritas twin-screw vise is new for me & I’m looking forward to finding many practical uses for it.
All in all, I’m pleased w/the results & look forward to many years of useful service.
-- mjk, Prescott