|Project by LeChuck||posted 03-04-2013 03:40 AM||2869 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
I already posted this in the big workbench thread but I might as well post it as a project.
The top was refurbished from an old doug fir top, which had to be planed flat and straightened. The vise had to be inset into the apron and received hardwood jaws. The handle is made from a cherry dowel and the end caps were turned on the lathe from the same wood as the jaws, which I’m still not sure if it’s mahogany or sapele.
The base is made of douglas fir as well and is all drawbored mortise and tenon joinery. Mortises were hand made. The pegs are walnut. The drawbore was interesting. I might have had too big of an offset in some cases and I had some difficulty with a few of them, but it all went on totally tight with no clamps at all.
It’s finished with Watco danish oil (natural) and I’m going to wax it in a few days for protection against glue spills (I can be messy with the glue).
I’m planning to build a drawer cabinet to go at the bottom, up to mid-height.
Dimensions of the top are 70.5×30x36 high.
Thanks for looking!
-- David - Tucson, AZ