Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Workbench Starts

Howdy all
After a year or more of dealing with a borg work table (and making many modifications). I've decided upon a bench that appeared in the 200th issue of Shop Smith Magazine. It has all the functions I need and at a very reasonable cost.

There will be several modifications made. Instead of Douglas Fir ill be using Poplar. Ill also be using round dog holes and a simpler shape of leg vice. Of course Ill be adjusting the height to fit me.

So far I have rough cut all the prices for the base. Laminated the legs and milled them to final size. Next I need to cut them to final length and cut the joinery.

Thanks for reading,

P.S. Sorry no pictures yet nothing very exciting at this point.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A fancy box for Mom

Howdy all,
Sorry its been so long since my last post. It's been a busy summer with getting married and all that comes with the sunny summer. I did manage to build a few things one is a box I made for my mother. It is made with birds eye maple and mahogany. The case is through dove tailed and the lid has mitered half laps.

Thanks for reading,