|Project by 72hw||posted 08-27-2012 04:50 AM||3129 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
My first ‘real’ project was a workbench. It aint pretty, nor is it artfuly constructed, but it stays put, is relatively level and I am not afraid to hurt it as I learn to Work The Wood!
They happy expression you see on my sweeties face is before she realized what this bench really meant – that the car would need to live outside soon!
Yes, we have a 1 car garage and our 1995 Honda Civic hatchback barely fits in there as it is. Add a bunch of tools, a bench, router table, Workmate, stock…. you get the idea.
Anyhow, even though the very functional drawers are a bit, uh, less than professionally installed – I am proud of my bench which now has a front vise and a whole lot more stuff on it!
Basically I followed the EZ Woodshop plans, which I found very helpful, and made the thing out of 2×4’s and half inch plywood. The work surface is actually one inch thick now as I laminated two sheets of ply to prove stability.
One day I will make a beautiful bench, but for now this one more than works – I love it!
-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson