New Work Bench

Recently I needed to make myself a new work area for my pen making. Some of you may have followed this on my main posts. I’ve decided to put a bit more information up here and a few extra photos of the process.

First off I decided on the size I wanted and then cut up the wood to make the legs.

Work Bench (1) Work Bench (2) Work Bench (3) Work Bench (4)

These were glued and screwed together.

Next I added the cross members for the length. I left a gap on the right of the bench as I was going to add some draws in here.

Work Bench (5) Work Bench (6) Work Bench (7)

I made the top out of two pieces of 18mm ply that I glued together. This makes the top nice and solid and it will be able to take a bit of punishment over it’s life.  Once the top was on and the extra shelf installed, I cut out the bits for the draws.

Work Bench (8) Work Bench (9) Work Bench (10)

The draws were assembled and mounted onto slides. I also installed a vice to the bench front as well. I also went and put plugs over all the screw holes. I think it gives it a nicer finished look.

Work Bench (12) Work Bench (14)

Once I had it all built I moved it outside and gave it a few coats of lacquer to give it a bit of protection.

Work Bench (15) Work Bench (16)

Once that was all done everything was put together and it was moved into it’s final place.

Work Bench (18)

Already made a few pens on it. The orange draws are from Officeworks. I made some inserts for them and they’re great for hold pen kits.

 

 

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