|Project by RickL||posted 11-19-2012 11:19 PM||3173 views||10 times favorited||23 comments|
Some of you saw pictures of the bench build in the blog here. I finished the bench today after applying 2 coats of Tried and True oil. The pictures I posted are a couple from along the way up to today. The case is made of baltic birch ply and the face frame is 1” poplar. The plans and hardware package are from Benchcrafted. Both the front leg glide vise and the tail vise are so smooth you can you can use one finger to move them. The face of the front chop and bench have suede applied and the grip is beyond belief without exerting any pressure at all on the hand wheels. The case is finished with General Finishes Milk Paint, Bayberry Green. The top is 26”x83” and is 1-3/4” hard maple. The square dog strip runs the entire length of the top, and I have a few more dogs to make. I really enjoyed building this bench, I did have some challenges along the way, but learned I have more skills than I give myself credit for sometimes. The design is by Ron Brese, of Brese Planes, the hardware and plans come from Benchcrafted. Thanks for looking.
-- Rick, Union,KY firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com