The bearings are two blocks of
walnut 4in by 1 3/8in thick by 1 ¾ tall with a 13/16 hole bored
Once the slot was cut I set the screw assembly on the
bottom side and marked where the bearing blocks would set.
then chiseled 3/8 in recesses for them to set in, I used a
router plane for the final leveling to ensure they were even
with each other. I also had to cut a small recess parallel to
the slot for the dog to clear.
Once every thing fit I drilled
the four mounting bolt holes in the bearings and used 5/16 in
lag bolts to secure the assembly to the underside of the top. I
also greased the bearings with mutton tallow before assembly.
The handle was forged from a piece
of 5/8 rod patterned off of a pipe clamp screw handle. It is
welded to a short piece of ½ in pipe and attached to the screw
with a roll pin.
Last thing I did was to bore the
dog holes, I spaced them 4 inches apart down the length of the
Well, that is all I have for right
now. The next part will be building the shelf and finishing up
the little bench. Thanks for following along!