Building a new workbench #2: Four Square

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Blog entry by Loogie posted 01-30-2009 05:15 AM 4346 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The top is glued up and the components are rough cut Part 2 of Building a new workbench series Part 3: Mortise & Tenon's are rought cut »

I spent about 4 hours in the shop this afternoon machining all the parts four-square. I only ended up with one trapezoid! I don’t know what happened with that one. I must not been paying attention at the jointer. I remade that piece and was on my way – luckily it was the smallest component too. So, here’s all the stock. Now it’s time to start doing some real machining.


-- Mark

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 05:41 AM

Please keep the pictures coming. They are fun to see. I wish I had recorded my work on the Holtzapel bench. One of the fun parts was draw boring the mortise and tenon joints. It was also awesome to realize the final bench weighed close to 400 pounds. The top weighed about 200 pounds. It was a struggle to turn the completed top over to work on the underside in mounting the vises. I had no help in muscling it around and sure wished I had someone to help me.

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 09:53 AM

I’m new but very impressed with your talent. love the picture maybe some day I’ll be there.
God Bless

-- "Well done is better than well said"

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 04:55 PM

What are you using for the top?

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 06:48 PM

Sandhill, The entire bench is made of Ash

-- Mark

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#5 posted 10-03-2010 10:25 PM

Looks good!

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