Progress on the Bench Project
Slow but sure progress on my Roubo-like workbench project.
The bench top is now "complete" and fully laminated to 24" by 92" long. I decided to go with a 1/2 length tool tray on the back of the bench. I couldn't commit to a full length tool tray, but also did not want to exclude one. I figure that this way, I will have the full bench width in front of the front vise, and the tray to the right, where I tend to stow and reach for tools anyway. The tool try has a sliding bottom (divided into two sections) that can
slide out of the bench to the right, so as to allow for easy dumping of
wood chips. The tool tray bottom is 1/4" plywood that runs in 1/4"
slots that I routed into the sides of the tool tray with a 1/4"
slot-cutting bit in the router. Photos coming soon.
I have also purchased the Veritas twin-screw vise as my future front vise, and a standard 9" Groz quick-release vise as my tail vise. These will be stored until the bench is finished.
Last night I managed to plane all of the wood for the bench's legs to final thickness. Four of these boards will be laminated into each 5" x 5" leg. I hope to begin the leg lamination glue-ups tonight, or this weekend.