|Project by oldreddog||posted 09-28-2012 03:02 AM||3026 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I built this bench from some old growth timber that was used to park a old Modal T on in a wooden floor garage about a half mile from my home.
The building was over a hundred years old and had thick doug fir floors.
I was able to salvage these boards. These were power washed last year before I built my new shop.
They air dried in my wife’s garage before I stored them away until late this summer.
I studied all the current books out on work bench design and watched dozens of you tube videos.
Then I started building my bench, most benches were being built from new lumber and mine was a challenge to get straightened out with old lumber.
But It worked well I think.
The barn beam legs were from a old hay barn west of town they are old pine beams.
The top is doweled together, stretcher/ leg joints are with draw bore tenons. The tool / dust collector on back is made from a left over 22 foot floor joist from my shop construction.
The old craftsman screw vise was totally rebuilt. the leg vise screw was purchased at Woodcraft.
The finnish is just Tung oil wiped on several times over a light stain to bring it all together.
I got a new Veritas wonder dog as a treat to my self and some Kreg dogs for now.
I have used this project as a from of therapy while i battle a rare disease.
looking forward to more therapy in my shop and breaking this bench in with some projects I have in mind.