|Project by TDSpade||posted 04-02-2014 06:22 AM||3384 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
My version of the Wood magazine (issue 207 October 2011) Fold Flat workbench. I Installed the legs on two sides to make room for the Pony vises. (Pony 27091 9-Inch by 7-Inch Medium Duty Woodworker’s Vise) Half inch MDF used in the vices.
I used half inch and three quarter inch baltic birch plywood laminated together. And topped with half inch melamine. The trim is only glued and screwed to the baltic birch plywood. So the melamine can be pulled out and replaced if it gets too beat up over time. Oak trim is stained black with speed ball India ink.
I used a router with a straight three quarter inch bit to do the dog holes. It works but I don’t recommend it. The dog holes had to be spaced to avoid the supporting frame work. Seven inches from center to center.
The base and bench top frame are painted with paint from the mistinted paint shelf at the local Walmart. Hey it’s cheep and gives the wood a little protection.
I turned the bench dogs from scrap oak on my lathe.
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