|Project by thefrozenwoodworker||posted 02-12-2013 11:24 AM||3344 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
This was my first woodworking project. I have to credit Paul Sellers book “Working Wood 1 & 2”. I was enamored with the idea of starting out by building a bench to learn and work upon. So, I built this as my first woodworking project, all hand-tools (except a power drill for boring because I do not own a brace yet). I have since learned it is a “Nicholson” style bench? It is primarily building grade pine with Douglas fir legs. The vise is a “large” size front-vise from Woodcraft. The back tool well is actually free-floating and wedged with a piece of Aspen in the back, which acts as a tool-pillow. It is stable and solid. I learned a lot (please don’t look too closely at my through-tenon work!) which I think was the best part of having this as my introduction to woodworking.