Sunday, November 1, 2015
Workbench Part IV - Just about done!
Clamps are like miniatures, one can never have enough.
I may have forgotten to mention to her that the main purpose of the bench is hobby related - it's probably best not to bother her with such mundane topics..
As for the holes in the work surface - those as 3/4 inch in diameter and there are 40 of them at regular intervals. Why? the holes are for "bench dogs" (the blue dots in the upper left) which are removable anchor points that help with fixing something in position for sanding or planing.
The safety goggles in the picture have reminded me that I don't spend enough time talking about shop safety in these posts. I wear eye protection whenever I'm in the shop and also wear ear protection when running a loud tool like a router or table saw. If you're thinking about doing a similar project, please read all the tool safety instruction and if you're unsure ask for help.
I hear chicks dig guys in safety goggles too....
If you are in the states and like woodworking there are a few companies I recommend:
McMaster Carr (more hardware but lots of cool stuff and the best customer service I ever experienced)