|Project by PittsburghTim||posted 09-14-2012 04:06 PM||5301 views||13 times favorited||19 comments|
Here is my completed 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 as is the front apron. 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 just installed the Veritas twin-screw vise as an end-vise. It has round dog-holes made with a 3/4 inch brad point bit on the apron, tops and in the moveable jaws. They work well with hold-fasts and round bench dogs. I’ll have to add a leg vise down the road and made the bench to accept either the Lake Erie wooden one or the benchcrafted. If anyone has an opinion of which one is better for the cost, please let me know.
Right now I’m using the bench to put the finish on a walnut coffee table that on which I have been working and cannot wait to start some new projects with a proper workbench. I would recommend this design to anyone considering a new bench as it’s fairly simple compared with some of the other designs out there. Including prepping the construction-grade lumber through installing the end-vise, I have about 64 hours into it.
Thanks for looking.
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