Sunday, October 11, 2015

Work Bench Progress

 Some progress was made on the new workbench I'm building.  Technically the workbench is designed for building cabinets and other assembly heavy projects but I suspect it's main use will be in the building and scenicing of sectional terrain panels.

 The support frame is almost finished.  You can see where I was practicing making pocket holes of the center brace.
 I still need to add some support braces on the legs - they'll go in between the to long rails to ensure the workbench if very sturdy.

The overall workbench will measure 38.5 x 72 inches.

 Arrgghhhh!!!!! the lower left corner is slightly out of plumb.  The easiest way to fix that is a bit of shim material and we'll be all nice and square.

 The two gaps created by the three rail work top support will be used for some drawers I'll build.  This is where most of the wood working tools and bits will be stored.

 All of the length's of wood for the workbench top have be cut.

Quitting time!, the next step will be attaching the workbench top pieces and then a lot of hand planing of flat surface.  I got a good wood vice on sale that I still need to figure out where to attach.  Decisions, decisions....


Paul O'G said...

Quite the project! I need to build a new gaming table when I get home and am planning something rather similar but with 4mm MDF for the top to reduce weight

Ray Rousell said...

That's some work bench Miles!!