Beech and Walnut Workbench

Wanted to share the work bench that I had built. I decided that I was going to be a purist and use only traditional hand tools on this, and I did. (Mostly) all of the dimensioning of the lumber was done at a mill, but other than that I used all hand tools. the most fun part was hand making the walnut and beech dowels that pin the table together. there is a quick release vice mounted at the other end that is hard to see. This project forced me to understand how important a workbench is. I flattened the top with a No. 7 plane with the chunk of wood sitting on two sawhorses and no real hold down abilities. that table top and I danced circles around my garage. now I am thankful every time I throw a piece of wood up there and it stays in place

As always enjoy and feel free to leave feedback.

And yes I know there is a tail missing on one of the dovetails. decided not to cover it up to serve as a reminder to mark my waste and to double check before I start hacking away.


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