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Workbench Build #42: Attaching the Base #1..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 08-22-2013 03:14 PM 881 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got started attaching the base to the top last night. Only got about halfway through it because it was late and I didn’t want to rush through it and mess something up. But so far so good.

This is mostly a short picture post but you should have an idea of what is going on here..

Once more flip and rotate the top..

Then measure out the side stretcher by the leg vise for clearance of the chain bracket..

Then got everything drilled and ready for drawboring… then got to it..

And here we have it. Two front legs and a stretcher permanently attached to the bench top :D

I’m hoping to have the back legs and side stretchers installed tonight and then this bench can finally stand on it’s own 4 feet permanently. I really can’t wait to put away those plastic saw horses!

Stay tuned..

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



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 03:17 PM

in the home stretch now!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 03:30 PM

I like the bigger hammer technique

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Airframer

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 03:33 PM

Yeah lol.. I wasn’t messing around here lol! We all know that a bigger hammer fixes everything :D

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 04:03 PM

Wow, wow, wow.

I’m glad you can keep those parts, cuts and alignments straight because it looks quite impossible from this side of monitor. Great work, just two more legs to go and it’s a bench!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 08-22-2013 04:06 PM

You’re a beast, man. The pace of your work amazes me.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#6 posted 08-22-2013 05:35 PM

Almost done man! I cant believe you were able to stop at that point, your so close to finishing!

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

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#7 posted 08-22-2013 05:36 PM

I also like the little sledge hammer. I been seeing the English Woodworker use one in his blog and I think I need one now.

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

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#8 posted 08-22-2013 11:11 PM

You go girl!

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#9 posted 08-23-2013 12:57 AM

Yeah Maur, that hammer is something like $3 at Wal-Mart int he cheap tools bin. It has come in handy on multiple occasions. You always need to have a bigger hammer on hand ya know..

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

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