Workbench #2: Design Concept Redux

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Blog entry by Marty5965 posted 04-01-2013 04:46 PM 2324 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Design Concept Part 2 of Workbench series Part 3: The Build - Top »

So, after reading all the great comments on my earlier entry I re-designed the bench. This time with an overhang. I also added a reversible well board.

I kept the trestle base but notice it is inside the front edge (no toe stub…hopefully), I also felt I had to have a front apron for the vice rear jaw.

The fat stretchers at the top and the solid ones at the front should resist racking. Notice the square fronts on the braces for the apron.

Here’s my revamped joinery, all MT will be pinned, probably with walnut dowels for contrast.

Here’s my dimensions for the base.

I have started my top laminations (oh, almost forgot, it’s 6’ 6” long now).

Thanks for reading.

-- Marty, Wilmington, OH, learning every day....

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 01:31 AM

Looks like a winner to me.

-- I never finish anyth

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