Saturday

Making progress on the Workbench.

Previously in Projekt Werkstatt.
I started making the base for the workbench today, I'm trying to use only materials that I already have. Not only will it save money but it will also help clean more stuff out of the shop.



Yes Kids, those are real mortise and tenon joints. I did use power tools to make them though. But so far, no nails, no screws, just good old fashioned joinery and glue. I will use some screws tomorrow, there's nothing wrong with blending techniques.
I'll probably add a shelf and some drawers, not so much for the storage area, but to add weight and stability to the whole bench. That can wait until tomorrow though, right now I'm tired and want a beer.


11 comments:

basti said...

for now its look quite beautiful...
and how many finger your lost?

Lars said...

Alle meine Fingern sind noch da Basti, danke dass Du Dich darum kümmerst ;^P

monokel said...

Congratulations for your ramp up! Keep on pushing..;-)

Günter said...

Please drink your beer, but do not sleep as long as our Highlander ;D

Zing said...

that´s what i call old school woodwork ... tenon joints ... great i haven´t seen that kind of work for years.

Lars said...

@Monokel, thanks, I intend to.
@ Günter, but I could use a good nap.

@ Zing, that's how you do it when you want it last. Dude you could f.. uhm, do a lot of things on that table and it won't fall apart.

Lars said...

Zing, nennt man das Nut und Zapfen, eine Zapfenverbindung...äähm, also drum nennt ihr "dass" ein Zapfen.

Zing said...

i bet you can ;) do lots of things on that table dude ... but anyway i know a lot of these "oldschool" woodworks from my grandfather, he used to work as a carpenter, and one of my cousins still does, so even if i could not build something like that, i can tell from looking at it if it´s done properly.
Und ja das ist eine Zapfenverbindung daneben gibt es noch verzinken und das was du mit Nut verbindung meinst ist eine Nut und Federverbindung, ich kann das nicht so richtig erklären ich denke ich müsste dir sowas zeigen.

And the Zapfen thing is not that widely used but it´s one of the million words for the wong.
And you are are right if you want it to last you gotta do it like that, i can ask my mum if she still got pictures of me working together with my cousin ... the carpenter.

Lars said...

Der junge Zing als Zimmerman?! Das würde ich gern sehen.
These work specific "technical" terms don't show up in your standard dictionary.

Zing said...

boaahh i know ... how often do you think i run nuts here because some technical stuff can´t be found in a dictionary, even though it´s not that bad when it comes to my job for a lot of the technical terms are in english anyway.

I will be home around the easter weekend so i guess i have to ask mum to dig up some old pictures.

Lars said...

Zing, would you also ask your dad what he thinks of the Stubai tools? I'm interested in a "Breitbeil" or "Krummaxt" and a "Spalteisen". Thanks Buddy.