|Project by Philip||posted 11-22-2013 03:25 AM||2852 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
And in the opposing corner…at over 300 pounds (I’m sure…) with a 6’ reach…
Kidding aside, this bench really knocked me out. I’m positive when I say that this bench will last my lifetime and hopefully more.
For those interested in getting more detail, you can read all about the construction in my blog. I must warn you though… your eyes may glaze over at the amount of detail that went into this bench. And the blog is the sparknotes version, for those really interested- I’m sure we could discuss this thing for quite some time. Some of the features are:
1- Recycled maple butcherblock that was going to be thrown out.
2- Plans taken from many sources of inspiration, vises from a FWW article referencing Mike Dunbars bench.
3- Walnut veneer to cover up the butchered wedge block nuts for the vises.
4- More dog holes than you could ever need (it’s upwards of 50..)
5- Router insert, saber saw insert.
6- T-track and miter bar track for fence, guides, jigs and clamps.
7- Lower level that will have drawers/storage.
8- Upper level to store tools at hand.
9- 16 bed bolts to make the base collapsable for moving.
10- 20 very large tenons and 20 very large mortises.
Things to decide for the future:
1- Just how many drawers?
2- Bolted to the floor or on casters?
3- Home made version of wonder-dog/pup clamps (will need many)
4- Permanent box construction on the bottom or removable totes?
5- Sliding dead man, will I even need one?
6- Steam bending strap storage…
7- Puppets for spring pole turning…
And we could go on! The best thing is that it’s done, and now we can get to work!
-- I never finish anyth