Newfangled Workbench #2: Continued progress

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Blog entry by Charlzecheeze posted 01-30-2013 09:33 PM 2136 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m still plugging away on the NF workbench. Weather here in ON has been cold so, it has moved inside for completion. My biggest hangup so far has been the math for the intersecting pipes. Everything fits in there – but it looks like I may have a hare over 3/4 from the benchtop to the pipe. I got a little carried away and made the well for the long clamps 12.5”. Next bench will probably be smaller, although my drill press fits in there pretty nice.

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 09:35 PM

Picture edit, it didn’t attach for me the first time…

-- Chuck

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 09:41 PM

looks good and a good size

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 09:42 PM

Looks Great Chuck. I did admire that when it came out in FWW mag. a few years ago. I’m glad to see that folks are still making this clever design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 11:58 PM

Thanks – bench is just about 5 foot long. As mentioned earlier – the holes in the front and side rails took me a while. I wanted to use 3.5” pieces, but after looking at the relationship of top to rails – I cut the rails down to 3”. The top is comprised of a 10” slab and 3.5” board at front. Putting the pieces together took a little head scratching – but it is working out. I may still capture the pipe ends in a block to square up the bench’s end.
Here’s the math I used for 1/2 inch pipe – 7/8 hole @ .875.

-- Chuck

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#5 posted 01-31-2013 12:23 AM

That is newfangled! Looking forward to the finish!

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

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#6 posted 01-31-2013 02:40 AM

Making progress and learning along the way, thanks for sharing the progress

-- Norman

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#7 posted 01-31-2013 03:07 AM

Norm – I had no idea the learning curve would be so big…

-- Chuck

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