|Forum topic by Vance||posted 08-07-2015 03:19 AM||2539 views||1 time favorited||13 replies|
08-07-2015 03:19 AM
Here are some photos of my newly built and almost finished wood workers bench. It’s built from pressure-treated lumber that was left over from my brother-in-law’s over calculated fence project. It only took 10 8 foot long 4×4s and a couple or 1×4s to build this and my total cash output is about $34 and that’s all for the hardware; bolts, washers, all thread rod and that sort of stuff. I primarily build electric guitar so I didn’t need a huge table so this one measuring only 24×48 works out perfect; it’s enough to hold a body or neck or a combination.
Currently I only have the one vice on the end of it and I’m looking to add a second vice; maybe somebody can give me some tips as to the best placement for the other vice. I’m thinking on the side of the same side of the table that the first devices on but on the opposite end.
At this point all I have left to do is final planing on the top and sealing it. And it’s looking like it’s going to get its first major project this weekend as I am going to make a box that will serve as an urn for my father-in-law’s ashes. Joe was also a big woodworker so his box is going to be made out of oak with some Purple Heart accents along with some birdseye maple inlays on top. We think this is a rather appropriate resting place for his ashes.
While I know it’s not perfect it will work for what I needed to do until I can afford to build something better with better lumber.