When I started thinking about this bench I did a sketchup to organize my ideas before I started building. This is a real switch for me but I have to admit it was kind of fun and clearly made building easier. That sketchup however was not really good enough to give someone unfamiliar with all the thought processes a simple plan to follow.
Realizing that several people may actually want to build it I decided that a better SU was in order so I asked LJ resident Sketchup Master, Rance, if he could clean it up for me and make it a better template from which to build the bench. He did so much more.
Here is a complete SU with features I didn’t even know existed, detailed to the fine points, courtesy of Rance.
Thank You Rance !!
I think that now anyone can easily build this bench with the blog and the SU in conjunction. It should be a piece of cake.
Just a couple of photos of the bench and vice in actual use on a real project. I’ve been using it for a week now and I still like it. There are times when operating the leg vice that I could use another hand but there are ways around the obstacles and I don’t think I would have fared better with a screw vise.
As always questions, comments and critiques are welcome although this time around, if they are SU specific, I will ask Rance to answer them.
Don’t expect any quick answers from me, I’m going sailing for a few days but will answer what I can when I get back
Thanks for looking in.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/