|Project by gizmodyne||posted 03-16-2007 07:32 AM||4215 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
Functional, sturdy, and a little pretty. I needed to make something quick so I built the bulk of this December 2006.
The 24” x 60” top is pre-made and pre-finished but wrapped with maple. The base is Home Depot Kiln Dried Fir.
I modified the original plan by making the bench a bit taller. Also I used standard lag bolts and washers instead of bench bolts. (frugal?)
The Vise is the Anant copy of the Record 52 1/2”. It is heavy with a sweet quick open feature.
I still need to drill bench dog holes and think about finishing the base.
Picture 1: The bench with vice installed. Notice I screwed up the Maple Trim. I intended have all end grain covered. Live and Learn.
Picture 2: Another view.
Picture 3:Squaring of the bolt mortises via chisel. My shop made mallet in the background
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne