Workbench TWO – Day 25

The objectives to day are finish the bolts and barrel nuts installation on the long rails and work on the twin-vise install. NOTE: The pictures for this day contain extensive step by step notes.  Please refer to them for any questions you might have regarding the details of the installation noted below. First the bolts […]

Workbench TWO – Day 22

Objective today is complete the short rails mortise and tenons for for 2nd set of legs.   Start installation of twin vise including cutting clearance in upper rail,  sizing and initial fitting of backer boards for twin vise. Completing the remaining mortise and tenons for the short rails was straight forward.  Learned a lot on […]

Workbench TWO – Day 18

Objective for today is completing the Four Square of the top.  This included the two ends and the front and back faces of the workbench top. I stared by doing some cleaning and de-cluttering some work surfaces.   A clean shop is a safer shop and makes me happy. I had previously trimmed the tail […]

Workbench TWO – Day 1

So I am finally building a new workbench.  My original bench has served well.  Solid core door with two vises. The new bench is “roubo” style bench.  I was inspired by the Chris Schwarz’s first workbench book and all of the woodworking community activity following. A few descriptive items: 250 board feet of “soft” 8/4 […]