woodworking bench

woodworking bench
Still under construction

Monday, May 30, 2011

Almost Finished

    I have been preoccupied with buying a new house with a larger shop as of late. I am hoping to finish the bench (except for the eventual cabinet below) before the move. Right now I am finishing up the 3/4" round holes for holdfasts and bench dogs. I plan to buy a set of the "Gramercy" hand forged holdfasts at "Tools for Working Wood" website.
     It may not be visible in the pics, but I have lag bolted the top to the frame. I am working on getting the 7/8" holes for the lags plugged with the same grain and tone to make them somewhat invisible. Then the finish will be ready to apply. I plan on using tongue oil and buffing it with bees wax.
    I am also very pleased to recently have my blog link posted on the Workbench Design website. I recently sent the link to Tim Celeski and he liked my base design. Thanks Tim!
    I want to mention that I really enjoyed the install and the function of the "Veritas Twin Screw Vise." It was both challenging and a rewarding experience.

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