Balanced Work Bench #3: I'm a bit retarded...

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Blog entry by Jeremiah posted 08-08-2013 03:33 AM 1082 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: building the leg vise Part 3 of Balanced Work Bench series Part 4: it's starting to look like something »

I had all these great ideas about this workbench, and how i was going to make it….sort of missed a BIG mistake.

The leg vise i made, didn’t clear the top drawer. Such a DUMB mistake. Unfortunately i didn’t spot it until i was too far along. So i panicked and cut the vise to fit. After sleeping on it, i decided that too was really DUMB. but i had already cut it….

Look for yourself, please don’t laugh too hard (or if you do, don’t post it)


AFTER i realized i was an idiot:

I have since, reglued the piece of the leg vise i cut off. Thankfully i used my bandsaw so the kerf was minor.

I’ll post more after i recover from my own stupidity :)

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 01:02 PM

i wouldn’t be to hard on myself,if you seen some of the mistakes i’ve made you’d say he needs to stay in the house.looking forward to seeing the bench when done…

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 06:24 PM

Thanks, Whitebeast. Sometimes its nice to be reminded you aren’t the only one who makes mistakes

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 06:44 PM


you say you cut this with a bandsaw – but aren’t those tablesaw burning marks on the cut edge?

so what’s the planned solution/fix?

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

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 01:12 AM

you are right about the burns. I should have mentioned, that on the bottom, thin part of the vise i used the table saw. On the thicker top part i used my bandsaw.

As to the solution, it is still up in the air.

I did glue the cut piece back on and move it to the outside of the leg, for the moment. It holds really tight, but i can see the flex in the mounting. Long term, I’m going to have to make some changes.

Here is a pic of it moved to the outside of the leg:

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