A place for me to display some of the varied projects that come out of my shop, as well as to "talk" about some of my experiences working with wood.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Bench Project - Breakfast gives you a solid base for your day...

While other projects are more pressing, I am focussed on getting the bench done. Mostly because it takes up a lot of space in the shop and its tough to do other things with it in the way.

The bench will have a trestle base similar to my other workbenches and wall benches. This is efficient, strong and provides lots of space below for storage. I will be building a cabinet with drawers for the base later. Here's a few pics with progress to date.

Cleaning up the inlay for the vertical pieces for the base. Nice curl in this maple.

Laying out to cut some tenons to match the mortises in the horizontal pieces

All the parts laid out to glue up base and the Lee Valley order for all the vises.

Time for some flattening of the top before starting to add the skirts for the 3 sides.

The top flattened and rough sanded, sitting on the base, letting it settle in while the glue finally dries.

Detail shot of legs showing inlay and barrel bolts holding the cross pieces in place. 

1 comment:

  1. This is a great looking build and bench, envious!