My workbench

  • Advertise with us
Blog series by Hamelin309 updated 02-11-2013 12:52 AM 4 parts 11655 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Drawing done...

11-29-2012 01:53 AM by Hamelin309 | 1 comment »

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 m...

Read this entry »

Part 2: first set of walls

12-05-2012 07:59 PM by Hamelin309 | 1 comment »

Well I was able to start working on the bench. There was a generous donation of a 2×10. Which I have ripped into my 2×2 frame pieces. I started on the Router side. And not having many clamps and not a tone of experience with say non symetrical face for drawers and such. I cut out the drawer holes and router door hole. Yes there is not a straight line to be had, and they will be hidden by drawer face later… lesson learned… Have to finally break down and buy a ha...

Read this entry »

Part 3: frame together and top almost done

12-27-2012 01:27 AM by Hamelin309 | 2 comments »

So during this holiday I have put some time into building my workbench. Got the walls put together so the basic frame is done. To do the extensions, well originally thought I might use pipe. But after a comment and looking at the suggestions went with wood extensions. using dowel as blockers.. I will post a pic of that later. I am pretty happy with how its going.

Read this entry »

Part 4: router top added

02-11-2013 12:52 AM by Hamelin309 | 0 comments »

Ok, got time and money together and added the router station part to my table. Used the Lee Valley Base plate. Had to borrow time on a drill press to add the holes, funny part, after putting the holes in perfectly. managed to drop the plate, put a chip in it. Small one, but drives me nuts… Hid it towards the rear. Also bought a Lee Valley T slot bit. Very happy with how the top turned out.. Simple and stable. The fence right now is basic. Going to add a better face later and d...

Read this entry »

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics