Monday, February 28, 2011
I've started building a new bench because the one I've been using has been feeling a little small. I'm also tired of clamping everything to it instead of using a vise. I'll be adding a leg vise to my new bench, which will be something like Roy Underhill's Roubo style bench. The top will be two 6x6" pressure treated pieces 6 feet long, that I already had. Above is the picture of cutting them to length, after another couple of days I will joint them and glue them up. I was going to build the legs from the same, but decided it wasn't worth the effort, so I bought some 4x4 and a 2x12 that that I ripped down the middle, because it was clearer and in better shape than any of the 2x6 that they had. The 2x6 will be for the stretchers and the tool well at the back. You can see how small my shop is compared to the lumber. There isn't a lot of space to work in there right now, I'll be glad to make the new bench and get the old one out. As a side note, I'm planning on taking video of all the steps and showing how I build a bench without already having a bench.