|Project by grfrazee||posted 262 days ago||3464 views||24 times favorited||25 comments|
Eleven months to the day (pretty much), my workbench is finished!
The bench is a split-top Roubo style made with construction-grade southern yellow pine. It has a leg vise and tail vise (hardware from Lee Valley). The storage platform has a cabinet to house my planes (and keep them free of dust). The middle divider doubles as a planing stop and has spaces for holding tools. Fully loaded the thing weighs probably 250 lbs and is rock solid.
I began work on the bench during Christmastime 2012. Having little time for woodworking (and also having my workshop 1.5 hours away), I have been working on it piecemeal in the interim time.
However, in between deer hunting over Thanksgiving week, I finally got time to finish the few small remaining tasks to get the bench to the “complete” state. Of course, there will undoubtedly be changes made over time as my style of work progresses. For now though, the top is flat, BLO is applied, and it’s as pretty as it’ll ever be.
Thanks for looking! I will be updating my blog with a SketchUp model sometime soon for anyone that’s interested.
But of course, the bench isn’t done until I take a picture with the Bondo Pose!
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