|Project by CutNRun||posted 04-21-2008 06:30 PM||16367 views||46 times favorited||37 comments|
I liked the concept of replacing the side table of my table saw with a work bench, like Powermatic has offered with their PM 2000 saw. I used 1 1/2” thick butcher block maple trimmed with a border of Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry). The vice faces, handles, and bench dogs are also Jatoba. The blind dovetails were my first attempt at hand-sawn dovetails. I chose a tough way to start. The Jatoba edging is 1 3/4” wide, which made for very deep dovetails. Jatoba is used for flooring for a reason; it is very tough and hard.
I also added two shelves under the work top to store my table saw jigs and sleds. Now on to projects to put it to good use.
-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time