I was told by one of you affable exiles I needed to post my new bench build here. ;p Happy to do so and would be on here more often, but for some reason I just have a difficult time negotiating this site. It's why I haven't been on here other than to look at projects and read some posts from time to time. I'll need some help getting around the site. Where does everyone hang out? lol
I started this back in March and then let it lay dormant for a few months during the Summer. So it's recently been completed. I purchase the Benchcrafted vises and their plans for a Shaker style work bench. Thought it looked like a fun build and I actually like the design and functionality of it - primarily the onboard storage. I also like how there's no open space below the bench where crap always falls. It weighs a ton too. It's made from sugar maple, walnut and QS white oak for the book matched door and side panels. I made a few adjustments, changes, additions and subtractions from their plans, but for the most part it's true to their design. One of the additions is the tool rail on the back of the bench. I like a place to stash tools in use so they're handy but out of the way.
Anyway, I hope you like it. I know I really enjoy using it. Even though my meager first bench served me well, this one is a rock. I appreciate how it doesn't skip across the floor when sawing or planing lol