Current Bench

 

Possible New Weekly Series —
Building a French work Bench

For over 15 years my workbench had served me well!  36″ x 72″  but only 1/2″ thick Ply and mounted on an old government issue metal desk top, atop a rickety steel frame which I braced using 2″ thick kitchen counter top.

The way the top was attached to the frame meant it had no work-holding ability apart from clamps at the very edge. At one point I thought of adding a skirt around the edge but never got around to it.  The work table in its later life became the the out-feed table for my table saw.

So, time for a new bench one that is based on an 18th Century design.

if you are interested in seeing this serialized vote below.

 

Would you be interested in a Bench Build?

Let’s start with the base.

To be continued…