Workbench Build #9: Finally Making Saw Dust!

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 02-17-2013 01:52 AM 2570 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Leg Vise Hardware Finished.. Part 9 of Workbench Build series Part 10: Finished cutting the top and started planning out the wagon vise.. »

After a bit of hemming and hawing over how to rip this wood to size and exactly what size to rip it to I have finally started to cut wood!

I measured them all out and I can either get a 16” top with a 3.5” thickness or a 24” top with a 2.5” thickness ao I have decided to go with the wider thinner top with a tool tray. I am still trying to decide on a tool try in the middle or a plane stop in the center with a tool tray on the outside. Anyone with experience with those please let me know the pros and cons of both options..

It has been a learning day for sure. This is the first time using a circular saw in about 20 years and also the first time ever ripping rough cut lumber to size. I have a system now and it’s working pretty good. I was able to get about halfway through before I had to go and get some medicine for the wife who is either having some pregnancy issues or is just plain sick. Shoudl be finished up tomorrow and be able to start planing the faces and gluing them up. It’s a 3 day weekend for me and my goal is to have the top glued before work on Tuesday.

And of course I had to document the first cut of the workbench :D

More to come!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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View Ken90712's profile


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#1 posted 02-17-2013 02:20 AM

Wow, that is alot of cutting with a circular saw. Nice job… I take it you don’t Have a table saw yet. Way to make it happen and get’er done. Look fwd to seeing this bench being built!
Ps; Hope your wife is feeling better.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 04:22 AM

Sounds like you have gotten off to a pretty good start

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 06:33 PM

Open the garage door man, you dont want to breath all that dust!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 08:31 PM

I did eventually crack the door and put a fan in the window blowing out. That cleared the air pretty quick but made it darn cold in there lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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