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Blog series by ChicoWoodnut updated 01-01-2009 09:15 PM 2 parts 8659 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Design - A Sketchup model

10-19-2008 03:01 AM by ChicoWoodnut | 9 comments »

I have been fiddling around with designing a bench. I created a Sketchup model and I am becoming pretty happy with it. I likely will not start actual work until after the new year so I’ll have a while to perfect the design. I am putting it out for review now and would like feedback from those who have built benches. I have already purchased an end vise from LN. The End vise in the model was created using the screw component from this Shoulder Vise I got from the 3DWarehouse. I to...

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Part 2: Updated Sketchup Model

01-01-2009 09:15 PM by ChicoWoodnut | 6 comments »

I haven’t had much shop time in December due to work related travel/projects and Holiday related travel/activities but I did manage to take the laptop with me and do some off time work on this model. I decided to add a case of drawers for tool storage and I added all the joinery details. Here is the SU model. I am interested in the SU community’s input and critique. Since I am almost positive that DaveR is going to say it is “Heavy” I am waiting for him to ex...

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