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.


  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