Sharpening Bench

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Project by MindDesigns posted 11-08-2014 07:43 PM 1797 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to build this bench for two reasons: I needed somewhere to put my sharpening gear (including Tormek), plus I wanted to practice some of the techniques I need for building a Roubo-style workbench.

This bench is the same height and depth that my Roubo will be, it just isn’t as long (~22”). The top is just under 4” thick. I did not make the legs flush with the front edge, but will do this properly on the big bench. I used 8/4 Beech throughout except the shelf (1/2” ply). All mortice and tenon work, glued and drawbored.

It’s pretty heavy, and that’s what i want for my main bench. I made my own walnut pegs to test if that would work (it does). Overall quite pleased with the sturdiness and heft. Now I need to get some wood and vises and start on the Roubo.

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 09:06 PM

I love how beefy this little bench is! great job!

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#2 posted 04-08-2019 04:23 PM

Damn! it’s simple but beautiful and so strong!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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