|Forum topic by skogie1||posted 07-26-2016 05:15 AM||426 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-26-2016 05:15 AM
Well, it’s really my second bench but my first was such an piece of crap of unprecedented crapiness that I can’t count it.
This took almost a year to complete (because I have a business to run and 2 small boys that I adore and who love to devour my time), but it was worth it.
Who knew that it would take more than a thousand dollars in materials, well over a hundred hours of labor, pegged tenons, wedged through tenons, haunched dovetail through tenons, stopped tenons, a sliding deadman, many new tool purchases and so so so many mistakes and curse words to hold up a can of beer? But look at it, that beer isn’t going anywhere!
I took a roubo plan from Fine Woodworking and adapted it. Veritas twin-screw vise and a Veritas inset vise are the vises. Top is beech, base is poplar. Top is 4.25” thick.
Weighs in at around 350-400 lbs. Practically burnt up youtube making this thing. I think I’ve watched every single bench building video ever published on the internet. I’d love to say that it’s flawless but it isn’t. It is however very flat and I’m pleased about that. All in all, it’s damn fine and I built it.