Monday, July 28, 2014

Benches in Place

I did some pushing and shoving and the benches are in place. Other things need moving such as the drill press and the swamp cooler but the shop is useable so I can finish the bench. First up will be pegging and Spaxing the slabs to the base followed by making a split "fill and tool holder". I expect I will cut the slab to length before installing the lower shelf on the stretchers and someplace in there will be a coat of BLO.

This photo shows the old bench in place with the back side of the new bench. I will re-install the leg vise on the old bench and will have two fully functional benches along with a sharpening bench on the other side of the shop.

 

The working side:


2 comments:

  1. Very nice. I like the balance between the size of the legs and the top.

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  2. I've always made my benches from construction grade SYP. They have all been good benches, in fact I'm still using one I made over 40 years ago but I wanted a pretty one before I died and this is it. Thanks I think the harmony of elements on this bench are very nice, nothing looks too clunky.

    Now I need to take a hammer and a glue bottle to it so I can get some work done.

    ken

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