|Project by Matthew||posted 02-04-2014 10:45 PM||2367 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
Finally got around to building a traditional style workbench. It is made of laminated 6/4 poplar. I intended to do maple, but due to an issue with my lumber source, it would have taken another month to get maple, so poplar won out. The dimensions are 27”x 60”x 2.5” thick. Weighs about 350 lbs.
I got the hardware for the front and shoulder vice from Lee Valley, the shoulder vice was definitely the most challenging part of the build, as there were no instructions provided, and while there is some guidance on the internet and from a Fine Woodworking article, I decided to just engineer it on my own (being an engineer :p)
I finished it with some Shellac. A second function of the bench will be serving as an out feed table for my table saw. I am using 3/4” bench dogs, I got some 4” long brass dogs from Gladstone Tools, for a good price. Used some leather on the jaws of the shoulder vice for some softness.
So far, I am very happy. Here’s some more pics
Previous work benches(if you could call them that)!
-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...