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Cabinet  A matching cabinet was built for workbench 2.0 a few months after completion in 1999. Materials are birch plywood, with maple trim. Drawers are Claro Walnut. Construction is of contemporary kitchen cabinet variety using bisquits and glue to hold the parts together. It is very strong and holds alot of weight.
Split into Two Sections  From the beginning of the design process, I decided to house my handplanes in the bottom of the cabinet. So, to make construction simple and allow for future modification if needed, the top cabinet is about 16" deep. This is where I store my chisels, router bits, rasps, measuring tools, etc. The bottom section is 24" deep to allow for more storage space and plane storage on the bottom. The two sections are independent and the top sits on registration buttons at the top of the bottom cabinet.
Drawers  Drawer carcasses are of poplar with Claro Walnut fronts using dovetail construction throughout. Top drawers are about 16" deep, bottom are about 24" deep. Drawers sliders are made with maple running on routed dados in the drawer sides. Lubed by wax, they seem to have no wear after 6 years use.
Plane Storage   Plane storage at the bottom is with drawer fronts that flip down to show the partitioned storage. Being deep, I have no trouble storing my ancient Bailey #7. This design has worked very well and keeps dust off of the planes, too.

Back Rail  behind the tool tray was build out of two pieces of 5/4 Maple. Dados were cut of various widths to allow for chisels on the left side of the tray (shown), and longer dados were cut on the right side for screw drivers and saws. Though not intended as permanent homes, it is handy. See Woodsmith #50 for info.

Ramps The tray bottom and ramps were built out of 1/2 Birch plywood. To cut the severe angles necessary, I used a tenon jig and my table saw. It was glued onto to the bottom and a support block. Sides were not glued, just fitted to allow for top expansion

Tail Vise Metal screw and plate hardware (the larger size) was used with a core construction. Inner box was Maple. Outer dog strip top, and end caps were made out of 6/4 Oregon Walnut to contrast with the Maple used throughout the bench.

Dogs Dog holes were sized to fit the Veritas metal dogs shown here. Additional dogs were constructed out of Maple or Walnut with Ash Springs.

Flip Stops Another detail from Frank Klauz's workbench in the The Workbench Book. Mine are made from Bubinga scraps I had left over from another project. As you can see I made two of them-for both push and pull saws. Though I usually use Japanese pull saws, you never know....

Sled Base Each piece was contracted out two pieces of 2 x 3 Maple and glued together with Epoxy. Mortise and tenon construction. Round over detail on bottom was done in the traditional style by first bandsawing the cut, and shaping the final details by hand.

Bridle Joint The top rail of the left and right base were attached to the supports with a bridle joint. You can also see the two bolts holding the end as on. One is in an elongated hole to also for top expansion. Also shown is the upper back stretcher with the 7/16î rod holding the two sides together.

Tucker Vise Shown in one of the rotation directions it can take. I've found both the smaller jaws very useful as well as using the vise in the vertical position to be very handy features. Great vise!

Vise Attachment You can see the some of the hardware and the support used for tilting the vise vertically. The elastic cords are adjustable and are used to automatically open the vise to a preset distance. Also, note the area that was routed out of the bottom of the bench top. Vise requires benches to be no more then 2 3/4î thick. Anything over and you have to route out the mounting area.

Bench Slave Completed in 2000 was a bench slave. I used Frank Klaus' design shown in the Workbench Book. The complete plans are in the back of the book. I made mine out of Claro Walnut. It works great and used quite often.