|Project by DustyMark||posted 10-11-2012 08:59 PM||3838 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
Completed 1991. This European-style woodworking bench is constructed of birch and maple. The top is salvaged bowling alley floor. The shoulder vice, tail vice, and holdfasts provide a lot of options to secure the work. I made the bench dog holes too tight and that has been a pain for decades (woodworking tolerances are not always a good thing.) Somewhere along the line I quit treating it like a piece of furniture and it no longer looks like the first three photos!
I added a cabinet later that sits between the legs and under the top. This was a project I used to teach my Dad how to do cabinet construction, mortise and tenon joints, raised panel doors, and dovetailed drawers.
-- Mark, Minnesota