Monday, January 17, 2011

new woodworkers workbench finished January 2011

Pattern makers vice fully detailed

Nice view showing both vices

Brass planing stop which has been routed into front of bench, this is one of my favourite additions to my bench.

Turned and milled aluminium handles with brass ferrule.

Finished bench

New woodworkers workbench finished January 2011

Woodworking Bench Finished January 2011

The bench is now finished so here are the last few images

The drawers are divided up to house tools both power and hand tool, above domino jointer and Lamello biscuit joiner

Router drawer with Makita Laminate trimer and all accessories

Plywood drawers fitted awaiting veneered MDF false fronts

Veneered MDF drawer fronts fitted, by using one sheet of 8 x 4 sheet we can match the grain across the drawers.

Finished bench in place aluminium handles fitted on drawer fronts and 4 coats of Osmo oil all round. Job well done.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Furniture Making Bench progress January 2011

Latest pictures of the bench

Vices fitted and now starting carcass for drawer units

Using my Lamello biscuit jointer for the carcass components.

First half of drawer unit fitted.

Using the pattern makers vice, it is great for planing chamfers on pieces just adjust angle of vice until you are planing horizontal.

Bench located in its home with both drawer units fitted, these are made of Walnut veneered MDF with iron on edging. Next will be the drawers which we will be using soft close mechanisms from Blum.

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 2011 Back in the Studio

Hi to everyone hope you are all well and have had a great break. Now it is time to get back in the studio and move the year forward. I have a lot of things planned for this year - some interesting commissions, finishing the Bench, a new video commercial for the website and YouTube. New changes to the courses we run are also exciting with improvements being made in the shape of outside lecturers in subjects like engineering, drawing, watercolours.

Back to the bench here are the latest project pictures.

As I had decided to flush fit a pattern makers vice, a lot of consideration was needed at both the design stage and throughout the making, here I am cutting the recess out to house the back of the vice.
Multiple cuts on the bandsaw has help remove the majority of waste required to house the vice. A small crosscut saw will remove the last of the waste and some filling, sanding will finish.

Dry glue-up with the front and rear rails.

Glue up front and rear rails.

Vice supported bracket fitted after quite a fair bit of tuning

Vice back fitted and new leather lining fitted, notice the first assembly of the Veritas twin screw vice at the other end of the bench.

Front section of vice fitted with new detailed machine wheel, these are custom items and do not come with the vice, it matches the ones we have fitted on the Veritas twin screw vice. normally all these vices would have a wooden bar handle. Not that cool

This is what it is all about the versatility, being able to adjust the vice at any angle if you have never seen one of these in action I suggest you check them out, it will change the way you work.

New freshly turned aluminium bench dogs which fit snugly in the brass ferrules mounted in the bench.

Image below shows new Veritas twin screw vice, these come with a chain cover but I like the look of the chain.