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Workbench #2: Materials Obtained

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Blog entry by CartersWhittling posted 1119 days ago 3471 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good day. I now have the wood for my new workbench. My friend (who is also building a workbench) and I, drove to Exotic Woods in Burlingtion Ontario a few weekends ago to get the wood for our benches. I have regular hard maple at 8/4 and 12/4 thicknesses.

The piece of walnut in the picture I got from a friend and I will be using it for my sliding dead man. I also want to try and aquire some walnut for the leg vise chop and the shoulder vise pad, for added visual interest.

I also got some glue while at exotics.


We got Titebond I for most of the glueing and Titebond III if we need the longer opening time.

After going over the timber I made some modifications to the bench dimension to use as much of the wood as possible, such as the legs will be 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” instead of 4” x4” and my end caps may be 4 1/4” x 3 1/2” instead of 4” x 3 1/4”. I have already roughly cross cut all the parts and ripped the leg pieces. Many parts have been thickness planned and the end cap lamenations have been glued. When it comes time for the joinery, the tailvise components and making the 2 1/2” diameter wooden screws I will get a lot more pictures.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/



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Bertha

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#1 posted 1119 days ago

I can hardly wait. I’m assembling my wood as well. The walnut should add great contrast. I’m shooting for hard maple myself. Did you say 2.5” diameter wood screws?! Wow, that’s monstrous. I’m pumped.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 1118 days ago

European?

Look forward to seeing this come along.

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

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CartersWhittling

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#3 posted 1117 days ago

The screw for the tailvise will be 2” diameter and the shoulder and leg vise will have 2 1/2” diameter screws. Today I finished planning the lamenations for my legs and I have a few legs glued together. And to answer RGtools’ question it is a Roubo/Scandinavian bench. Just go to the first Workbench entry to see the design. http://lumberjocks.com/CartersWhittling/blog/23792

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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RGtools

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#4 posted 1117 days ago

That refreshed my memory. If you have the floor space that is a great design.

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

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#5 posted 983 days ago

I’m wondering if you have enough glue? ;o)

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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