With the chest of drawers from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” on the horizon, I’m trying to get down to the bottom of my stock pile where I have been patiently saving 30-40 board feet of beautiful cherry. That cherry has been buried beneath a load of white pine, yellow pine and a few random pieces of tiger maple for nearly a year now and I’ve been working through most of that stock with the last few projects but there were still a few random 2″ x 6″ pieces that I needed to clear out. I thought I might build another set of sawbenches, but a better solution presented itself.
Ever since finishing my workbench my daughters have been asking when I’m going to build one for them. The answer to that question, was yesterday.
I followed the plans for the knockdown English bench with a few alterations to make the vise fit, but all in all it is very much like my bench with all of the dimensions cut in half – 11″ deep x 36″ long x 19″ tall (as dictated by their height).
Speaking of the vise, I re-purposed the vise from my old worktable as a face vise for the little Nick. My oldest daughter loves this vise for some reason, and so she was over the moon. Before I could even fit a proper chop to it she had it cranked down on a piece of scrap pine and she asked for her saw.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a Saturday.