Buildin mahself a Workbench shamone :v

So a few weeks back i decided i was going to build myself a workbench so i can make stuff :0

wood
Got me some wood :v

 

And using nothing but hand-tools and joinery (no nails, screws or glue) i set to work..

tools
hand tools and a cheap work-mate

 

Started by cutting  mortice and tenon joints for the legs

hole
not bad for a brace and bit, and chisels

 

after a while i had the front legs assembled 🙂 and they are pretty sturdy

legs
Standy-Things :0

 

After a few days working on and off (and weather permitting) i had the work surface and front legs complete 🙂 Dovetail joints hold the two top planks of the work-surface to the legs pretty well, i can lift the whole thing up by the top and it doesn’t come apart :D. also set in pegs to keep the legs and the crossbeam together.

halfway
Halfway complete 🙂

 

All that’s left is the tool-tray, back legs, and two braces to go across the crossbeams for added support. the back legs will also be the ends for the tool tray.

more pics when i can carry on building (work at a standstill cos fupid rain since Thursday. luckily i got the bench and all the wood wrapped up in a tarp so it doesn’t get wet.. nothing worse than working with wet timber 😡