Well with weather moving in fast, this had to be thrown together asap i am NOT going through winter without a workbench.
So i was looking at the Sjoberg bench that Lee valley has in stock, but really i cannot justify buying a bench for my needs, especially not when i can make one just as fast.
So with scraps and bits and pieces, a few dowels and some long 5/16 lag bolts i got stuck in yesterday and made some progress on my own version of this workbench.
Mine is going to be around 20 inch wide and about 36 inch long. 38 inch high but i plan on having two sets of legs so it can be modified to sit at if i choose.
Not yet sure about a vice.
Top is reclaimed ply from my very first workbench when i was orginally in the basement and used a full 4x8 sheet for my workbench.
Was going to cheap out and just leave prior edge which was pine and i had already cut the missing pieces for new cut sides but over night i decided it will all go and be hardwood to trim out the edges of the ply.
Will also add a third layer and make provision for a 3/16 masonite top that can be swapped out should i choose after abuse.
Here is the start. Sorry i was in beaver mode so only got some pics this morning when i took garbage out. Not the best but it gives you an idea.
The legs are pinned to the feet and cross section by two dowels and a single 6 inch lag bolt with washer . (its what was in the draws )
Had to do a run last night to Lowes to get some 2x6 thats going to be the stretcher but still in two minds how to put it in. dont want it across the front but do want to be able to clamp to it. Also want a shelve but want to get my legs underneath a bit so there may be some differences to either side making it possible to flip around and use differently.
Want to get this done in between spare time i have this week (hopefully).
I am calling this flatwork but hey if mods feel its a jig or fixture feel free to move it where you like.