|Project by alaskadiver||posted 01-28-2014 12:52 AM||2071 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Mostly I make knives and cutting tools but have gotten more into furniture making so I decided it was time to get a proper workplace set up. Knife making is a dust storm so I built and enclosed bench area with down draft air filtration to control the mess (not pictured) and decided a good bench for just wood and leather projects was needed. I started with the FWW idea in issue 223 and modified from there. I couldn’t afford kiln dried 4×4’s in Alaska at $92 a piece so I laminated 2×4’s for the frame with some fairly ugly tenon’s roughed out on the mitre saw and cleaned up with a chisel. The top is laminated 2x mdf 3/4 and 1/2” ply 25”x 61.5” with an inset for my trim router base from Rockler. The one image is from below showing the hardwood supports under the bench and spacers to set it flush with the top, when not in use I just put the section of top back in place and have a solid bench again. Most of my projects are small to medium so it’ll probably work for me. Finished with 3 coats of minwax poly.
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