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,
Joe

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

2 comments:

  1. Hello, Poplar is pretty soft for a bench , but for your first is likely a job choice I hope you are using edge grain on the the top.
    a suggestion in the future is to cut all your joinery leaving the parts longer then the end need-cut to size last. This allows you a bit of wiggle room if anything goes a bit off when cutting your joints.
    Happy Shavings
    Dan

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