A while back I posted some pics of my bench. I had entered it in the local guild booth at the woodworking show in atlanta and the most frequen question that was asked was “do you actually use it”. I guess a lot of people thought it was a show peice. I never built it with the intention of showing it but to use as my main bench so , as proof I offer the following pic.
The piece on the bench is a tool chest that will go in a beatiful antique rose engine. (ornamental lathe) The original was missing so I am getting as close as I can to the original from pictures. The drawer fronts will be crotch mahogany veneer with cockbeading. I don’t know how faithful the construction details are to the original butthe look will be correct. It has been a fun piece to build so far. I haven’t had much call for hand dovetailed drawers in a while. Nice to do some again.