|Project by MrLaughingbrook||posted 01-06-2013 04:45 PM||5606 views||21 times favorited||13 comments|
I’m not sure where I saw the design for the base. I wish I could credit them for the simple way to make it so strong by using blocks between the top and bottom rail. Ebony stain on yellow pine from the home improvement store turned out like I hoped.
The top came from Global Industries in kitchen supplies. Very economical way to accomplish a maple bench top. They mailed it fast and the courier even helped me carry it around to the basement.
The face vise I bought at Rockler. The first I’ve every owned. It is very handy for wood working compared to the clamps and machine vise I had previously.
The hard maple block for the vise from Rare Woods and Veneers in Atlanta. I drilled the dog holes with a drill guide on my hand held electric drill.
The adjustable casters allow me to keep it level with the bottom of the saw miter slots until I need a true outfeed table.
I keep it oiled with mineral spirits and plan to add a tail vise next.
-- Mr. Laughingbrook