|Project by harshest||posted 11-19-2012 03:22 PM||5032 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I completed this bench a few months ago. It is already pretty dirty and nicked up, but it is a workbench and not a piece of furniture. It is based on the the design by Paul Sellers in his book Working Wood. It is made out of Big Box store mystery grade construction lumber.
This was built with 99% hand tools. I did rip off the rounded edge of the 2×4 studs at the table saw. Everything else was with had tools. Hand cut housing dados for the leg assemblies, hand cut mortise and tenons and hand planing the top flat.
The vises are Jorgensen 27091 on the end and a Jorgensen 41012 as the main vise
Over the weekend I added the smaller vise and made a few simple dogs out of wooden dowels. The long dowel is so I can pop it up by pushing it from the bottom with out having to crawl under the bench since I have the wide aprons.
Over all I am pretty happy with this as my first real wood working bench.
Here are the few pics I took while building it.
Thanks for looking
Friction fit, no glue yet