|Project by arthurbvb||posted 11-07-2013 08:10 PM||2494 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
A very simple workbench made of pine/spruce. All joints are wedged hand cut mortise and tenon joints. I cut the mortises by first drilling a hole with a hand auger in the middle of the mortise, then I chisel the rest out. This is very easy because the waste wood can go in the hole.
The vise is a small paramo with quick release. On the picture it is not yet finished the holes for the bench dogs are still missing. I use cheap plastic one because they don’t hurt my planes if you hit one
I made it from pine because it was my first workbench and wood is pretty expensive in the netherland. It is all made with hand tools. It was made from rough lumber which was dimensioned with a hand plane. I did sand it with an electric sander and the chamfer was made using the router.
My previous workbench was a workmate. It is a joy to work on my new workbench. It does not rack when I am planing.