im new in the forum. im not a proffessional carpenter, i studied building engineering for some years (didnt finish it) and still keep a feeling for structures. I love wood and working with hand powered tools. I live in Sweden and use the metric sistem ;p. And the way i use english is a bit messy.
First of all i would like to say i am very impressed with the projects you guys are working on.
I have been trying to come up with the easyest way to build a fully knock down workbench. I have made some kind of model on sketchup and i was hoping to get some advices about it.
My requirements for the workbench are:
- built in the easyest way possible
- make it out of scratch pieces i can get for free, mainly pine
- if possible: no glue, no nails, no screws
- be able to put it appart down to single planks, for transport reasons (fitting in my car for example)
- no vises, only simple wedges
- i will use it mainly for using hand tools: sawing stuff, cutting mortises and tennons, carving bowls and spoons…
I still didnt upload the sketchup file anywhere, but i made a simple video out of it. It is just a design, a concept; i didnt work with measurements or dimensions of any kind, just with proportions.
I wonder about:
- would the leg joints hold the pressure of the wedges that hold the piece i would be working on?
- if not, where would it break and how could i solve it.
- any ideas about how i could add a removable draw horse “mechanism”
-- please excuse my bad grammar