LumberJocks

Reply by Smitty_Cabinetshop

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Build a 'Test' Bench

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10038 posts in 1305 days


#1 posted 05-31-2012 03:49 PM

Norm, very reasonable thoughts and the answer is of course up to you. I’d start with another question: Are you the type of woodworker that stresses over even the smallest changes to finished projects? If so, test bench is the route. If not, build what you think you want/need now.

You’ll likely get a bunch of responses that tick off each of your questions, you know. I’m resisting the urge to do so myself. :-) One thing I will ask about is overhang and clamping. Assuming the bottom isn’t filled completely with a cabinet, ala: shaker style, why not flush and still have the ability to clamp? I’ve heard this asked before and I’m confused by the either or. I did a lower-profile cabinet that keeps plenty of open space below the top for holdfasts and clamps; flush front is too important to sacrifice for clamping that has other ways of working.

Good luck!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase