|Project by HumidorMinister||posted 08-22-2013 11:39 PM||5601 views||37 times favorited||45 comments|
I say Wyko because it’s my last name and I didn’t really follow one particular bench style. Starting from the floor up, I added Teflon feet so it could be moved fairly easily but would also stay put when under pressure. I built the base from doubled up 8/4 curly maple with through tenons for the stretchers. For a little accent I added ebony plugs over the screws that lock the loose tenon at the base. The top is made from hard maple & waterfall Bubinga veneer over 8/4 Bubinga for the skirt. Under the skirts edge I routered a groove for a “T” track to hold a leg for longer projects should I need it. I thought this would be nicer than a bunch of unsightly holes in the beautiful figured wood. For Vises I went with what I feel are the best I could find, Veritas. I used a twin screw with the extension kit, one of the new quick release bench front vises & one of the new quick release tail vises. Not only do these things work amazingly well, they were easy to install too. There truly is a difference when you go from a cheap import vise to a well engineered, designed by woodworkers, woodworking vise. By far worth every penny. BTW when I was researching vises for my particular needs, The wonderful people at Veritas were extremely helpful in making sure I got what I really needed for the diverse type of work we do. As far as its size, this thing is big, 7’1”x 35”x38” tall. I’m 6’4” so I like a tall bench. In the tool tray we added some cubby’s at either end for bench dog storage. The ramps up either side make sweeping the tool tray a breeze. I’m going to sign the bottom with instructions for every owner to do the same in the future, that way it will have a history of its owners long after I’m gone. Anyway, please enjoy my friends. I’ll be adding a couple more pics soon.
My workbench Smackdown contribution. 8-)
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