Dan’s bench. . .
Good and solid.
If you’re adding a shelf, you could consider that it rests on the stretchers and
is removable. Though weight is good, having it in a manner which enables you to
lift, or at least slide the bench come movong time, or ‘rearrange the workshop’
day is a bonus.
And whilst throwing gratis advice - you could also make it into a closed
cupboard - wherein, at the cost of a slight bend at the knee, you can find your
oilstone, ready for use and not covered in dust, and with a drawer or two, your
chisels, out of any humidity and staying sharp, a sliding tray with the layout
tools to hand, hammer for adjusting plane irons….. those small things that
you want to hand - pencil sharpener, bottle opener…
Yorkshireman galoot - in Northumbria
> On 2 Sep 2021, at 04:55, Dan Beck wrote:
> Made progress on my bench. Aprons are on. Cross bearers attached. The base has
been thoroughly flattened/jointed/leveled. I attached the two top planks
tonight. I’m very happy so far. While this isn’t a difficult or complicated
build, I’m taking my time and making sure to be precise and deliberate and not
cutting any corners. Using the bench as a bench while I’m building has proven
that it is heavy and rock solid. While it is quite heavy as is, I’ve got enough
2x12” syp that I’m going to use it to make a lower shelf. While that is prob
overkill, I figure it add even more to its overall weight.
> Next, I will be hitting the top with the jointer plane to make it as flat as
possible. Then I’ll drill the holdfast/dog holes, attach the crochet, and
install the lower shelf. I hope to finish this weekend.
> Here’s some progress photos:
> I'm a simple man. I like pretty dark-haired women and breakfast food.
in the most northerly county, farther north even than Yorkshire