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Improved Workbench #5: Closer to the finish.

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Blog entry by Brian024 posted 1158 days ago 2699 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As progress is winding down, I take time to try out the planning sled and review the bench.



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alfred222

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#1 posted 1157 days ago

Looks great,thanks for sharing with us. Alf

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#2 posted 1157 days ago

Looking good. I was the one who talked about the bench height, and if it works for you then keep with it. As far as added features go…use the bench for a while, that’s the best way to find out if you are missing anything. Your style of work will then be able to dictate the features you need. I made it a point to use my bench for almost a year before I started thinking about mods, I have not regretted that decision as I have a good list of things I can do to improve the bench and more importantly I didn’t do any mods that I did not need to.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Brian024

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#3 posted 1157 days ago

Brian, I may at some point, it just depends on how things go I guess.

Rg, yeah the height seems about fine, like I mentioned in the video the sled is adjustable and I had the board sitting up a bit to high I think. That seems like a good method on figuring out what should be added.

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#4 posted 1156 days ago

Brian, thats a nice workbench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1156 days ago

When you pushed the plane over the wood, it seemed to me that the bench moved. Is that my imagination, or are the legs not stiff enough?

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Brian024

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#6 posted 1155 days ago

Thanks beginningwoodworker.

Br, it does move a bit, I still need top go back and disassemble the bench (which I’m really looking foward to) and glue to main joinery together, I’m guess that will help with it, plus I may need to tighten the lag bolts a bit more.

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#7 posted 1155 days ago

With my incredible lack of experience the only thing I think I would do with your hook system is add a holes for holdfasts. A good holdfast would keep that back end down when you reach that hook end while your planeing.

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