My workbench #1: Drawing done...

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Blog entry by Hamelin309 posted 11-29-2012 01:53 AM 4452 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So I have a CAD drawing of my planned workbench…

It’s 2D and I will post the rough outline here. As I am not too fast with 3d yet and I have experience with just 2d drawings its not quite a production drawing. I use layers and colours instead of hidden lines and such.

It is a small table about 34 inches high (same as my table saw). 49 inches long and 30 inches wide. Though I have planned part of the top to extend and add about another 2 feet. My basement serves as my shop until I can afford to build a garage…. (why am I not rich?) I am also setting aside 20 inches for a router table. Don’t need it often but would be nice to have one. I am thinking of using some walnut pieces to make my T slots and mitre slot for it. (Have never used walnut, have a 6 ft piece to fiddle with, but man I dont want to just waste it.. So I will try it out as a slot,, if it goes bad I will just have to buy some.

I figure I will sorta blog this thing out. I figure it will take a month or more. The only thing I am dreading are the drawers.. I hate drawers, but cant just have shelves…

-- Hamelin, Nova Scotia

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 02:05 AM

i know what you mean – i’m actually at the drawer stage now with my euro style bench
I had one piece of walnut so i used it down the center of my cutting board style tabletop – like a racing stripe!

it’s almost entirely out of reclaimed wood – you’re from NS so you may know Maritime Demo in Halifax
I used a ton of old oak door jams that came out of a school or gov’t bldg

the drawers may be tough – i’m going to try and mill down pallet hardwood and give it go
if i mess up then nothing lost – less stressful that way! ha ha
i look forward to more drawings

-- Greg Simon

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