Workbench continuation

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Blog entry by LJackson posted 03-29-2015 02:01 AM 1308 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some more pictures of my workbench.

I noticed a bit of racking along the length, so I installed these corner pieces. No more racking.

You’ll notice, even though the workbench is not finished, it is already full of clutter. I was digging round for a drill bit, so I moved a bunch of stuff off of my smaller workbench to find it. It was not there. Eventually I will build storage for all of my stuff. Honestly, I could spend years setting up this shop. Maybe that’s why I see so many shop projects.

Most of the connections are with 5/8” dowels. The exception is with the cross members. Those are pocket hole screws, screwed in straight. I wanted something to pull the boards down a bit. I hope as I flatten the top, I do not need to go so deep as to reach the screws.

Finally, here is the vise that I will install. For $70, you can hardly buy the parts to make your own.

The next step will be to finish my router sled and the rails to run lengthwise along the top. I want the ability to flatten large lumber; this is why I’ve built an eight foot workbench. So, besides using the router to flatten the top, I will add some t-nuts to the sides to allow me to reattach the rails when I want to flatten large boards.

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#1 posted 04-04-2015 09:34 PM

Lookin’ kind of primitive there. Are you working in a cave?


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 09:39 PM

Haha, no, my home has a stone foundation. Built in 1925.

I do need to add more lighting, and more electrical outlets. The projects are never ending.

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