Monday, September 15, 2014
Building a new workbench Part 2
Part of the fun of building is designing the project to fit a specific need. This workbench has to incorporate a solid top at least 3" thick to support using hold downs. Ryan is right handed like me so mounting the vise on the right hand side will help with sawing and planning. Ryan's workshop is in the basement so it has to go down a set of stairs with two 90 degree turns. Making it modular and easily disassembled and reassembled is a requirement.
Above all the bench has to be strong and stable. Planing, chopping dovetails and mortises, and sawing are all easier if the bench rigidly holds the parts in place.
So far the bench is coming along fine. It remains to be seen if I can make it fit all the requirements.