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Blog series by Brian024 updated 05-24-2011 07:31 PM 5 parts 14303 reads 33 comments total

Part 1: What to Improve

03-31-2011 08:24 PM by Brian024 | 11 comments »

I have been wanting to upgrade and rebuild my workbench for sometime but just haven’t gotten around to it. I think the time is now so I’ll begin work once I get the current project finished. In this video I’ll about my present one and what I like and don’t like.

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Part 2: Design and Beginning Construction

04-26-2011 05:47 PM by Brian024 | 10 comments »

Finally getting some work started on this build. In this video I go over the design of the bench, lumber selection/layout, and I begin work on the top. I know my method for gluing the top would have been easier with a biscuit joiner, but since the one I have is a piece of junk, I go this route.

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Part 3: Top, Legs, Stretchers, and a little Assembly.

05-10-2011 05:28 PM by Brian024 | 4 comments »

In this part, I glue up the main portion of the top, that sucker is heavy. I also mill the parts for the legs and stretchers, lay them out and cut the core mortise and tenon joinery.

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Part 4: Bracing, Tail Vise, and Planning Sled

05-20-2011 06:37 PM by Brian024 | 1 comment »

In this part I cover how I made the braces to insure the top stays flat, and I’ll use a router to cut the groves for the pipes to sit it that make of the main vise. I’ll also make the planning sled for the side. And for those who are wondering, yes I am wearing sandals.

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Part 5: Closer to the finish.

05-24-2011 07:31 PM by Brian024 | 7 comments »

As progress is winding down, I take time to try out the planning sled and review the bench.

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