**Check out this Traditional Woodworking Workbench! | Jay’s Custom Creations**
*Thank you to Rockler and TotalBoat for sponsoring this video!*
Hey there! In this video, I’ll be showcasing the second traditional woodworking workbench that I’ve made. This workbench is made out of hickory and features a tool well, a leg vise, and a not-so-pretty shelf that I plan on replacing. To make it more mobile, I’ve added Rockler retracting casters that retract when not in use.
In this video, I have a few goals: refresh the workbench to sell or trade, build a new shelf, and fix a mistake I made during the construction process. Let’s start with fixing the mistake first.
If you take a closer look, you’ll notice a seam that’s opening up. This is a glue starved joint that needs sealing. To address this issue, I’ll be using TotalBoat penetrating epoxy. This epoxy is thin and liquid-like, ensuring it gets into every nook and cranny and hardens, making a strong seal. I plan on taping the entire top surface to make it easier to work on the bottom side of the workbench top. While I’m at it, I’ll also be looking for any other defects and applying epoxy as necessary.
Once the epoxy is curing, I’ll move on to building a slat shelf for the bottom of the workbench. I’ll be using some bent walnut boards, but since the shelf won’t be visible, it doesn’t need to be perfect. I’ll cut the boards to the right length and mill them up with a tongue and groove joint using a router table and the appropriate bit. This will ensure a secure and sturdy shelf.
If you’re interested in the tools and products featured in this video, make sure to check out Rockler and TotalBoat. They offer a wide range of woodworking tools and materials to help you with your projects.
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Thank you to Rockler for supporting this video. Check out these recommendations:
Crosscut miter sled https://www.rockler.com/tablesaw-crosscut-sled
Dust Right® 4” Quick Change Floor Sweep https://www.rockler.com/rockler-dust-right-4-quick-change-floor-sweep
Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift https://www.rockler.com/rockler-pro-lift-router-lift
Glue Application Master Set https://www.rockler.com/glue-application-master-set
Thank you to TotalBoat for supporting this video. Check out their penetrating epoxy as well as several other flavors http://totalboat.refr.cc/jayscustomcreations
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