23 Sep. 1980|
Cabinet making bench,outdoor cedar chest plans,online wood stove store - Review
As I got into making solid wood furniture and began doing some handcut joinery, like so many woodworkers before me, I came to realize the importance of a real woodworking bench . With the proper accoutrements a workbench becomes a versatile multi-directional clamp and a platform for various jigs and fixtures - bench hook, shooting board, miter gauge etc.. The types of vises and where they're placed, how wide and how long the top is, where and what kinds of dogholes are used, tool tray location and type - all have an ideal answer - based on what you want the bench to do.
In the process of making various components and assemblies the value of a real workbench became more and more obvious. I know every inch of this bench - my eyes have examined every piece of it many times, my finger tips have gone all over every part as each was cut from boards I selected, surfaces were sanded or planed or scraped and as the finishes were applied.
I know this bench as it is now and will come to know it more as it is used - and cared for.