|Project by mjlauro||posted 05-17-2008 07:17 PM||4846 views||21 times favorited||35 comments|
I have no idea how to begin this description. This was beyond the shadow of a doubt the biggest undertaking in my woodworking. The design is based on Frank Klausz bench from the workbench book. However quite a few liberties were taken. By liberities I meen mistakes that I had to fix resulting in my own Interpretation. I hope I will be able to produce some great pieces on this, and as always I will look to LJs for inspiration. Well at any rate, I will try to give some small detail about my bench. The base http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5137 and parts of the top are made of soft maple, the top for the most part is 8/4 hard maple. I turned the handles for the vices out of cherry, and used walnut to cap the tail vise and the face for the shoulder vise. I will probably also use walnut for the ramps in the tool tray(the last thing to do before its completely done) I’m currently finishing it with watco teak oil, and plan to use a couple of coats of butchers wax as well. This project start to finish took about 5 months, however that was not continuous. I’d say it can be done well with a months time, base and top if you have all the material. I can’t think of anything else to add, but I’m sure my fellow LJs will have plenty of questions of which I will be more thank happy to answer.