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Building My New Work Bench #1: Building the Frame

10-24-2015 01:16 AM by Roger Kimmel | 0 comments »

This is my old work bench. It came with the house. It has a built-in ashtray and it looks like the stretchers were recycled from an old road barricade. It is wobbly and scarred, and it is time to replace it. I decided to construct the frame from 6’ 1×4 white pine from Home Depot. I laminated the legs from three pieces. Before gluing, I used my router to mill mortises in the center pieces of the laminations. Here are the four legs clamped during the gluing of the first two pieces of the lamination. Here is a completed leg. Since the stretchers are made from the same stock as the center piece of the lamination, the mortise fits nicely with hand pressure, and made...

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