Workbench TWO – Complete

The Workbench is complete ! History I built my first workbench, Workbench ONE, in 2003.   I have built many projects using this bench.  It served me well. As I built these projects the “Roubo” workbench revolution in woodworking was underway.   Chris Schwarz wrote his first book.  Everyone was ( and still are ) […]

Workbench TWO – Day 29

The objective is finishing the top and base. Full disclosure… The “Days” have become more of a group of days that all relate to the same process. After a great amount of discussion with other woodworkers, especially at HandWorks 2015, I finally came to a decision about the finishes for the workbench. One option was […]

Workbench TWO – Day 28

The objective today is the bottom shelf. As the bottoms rails were milled, a 3/8″ dado was cut in each.   I had also milled up the shelf supports several days before.  So all was ready to start the install and shelf milling process.  I also setup a 2nd work table in my “finishing” area. […]

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 24

Objectives for today are trimming the drawbore peg, drilling pre-drill holes for lag screws and sizing, cutting tenons and fitting the long rails. Trimming the drawbore  pegs was a first for me.   I used the Veritas Flush-Cutting saw.  The cut was amazing.   A little experimentation to hold the saw very flat and I […]