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Blog series by Hamelin309 updated 431 days ago 4 parts 6242 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Drawing done...

505 days ago 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...

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Part 2: first set of walls

498 days ago 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...

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Part 3: frame together and top almost done

477 days ago 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.

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Part 4: router top added

431 days ago 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...

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