So I began the build with the top, figuring that I could use it to build the base. The wife bought me a Vika for Christmas so it is my temporary work bench (along with my trusty, old, Workmate and saw horses).As you may have seen in my earlier en...
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Location: Columbus, OH
I am a 50-something guy returning to my hobby after more than a dual decade hiatus. Have to re-buy all my tools and build my shop (basement). I will try to document my progress and share my reasoning as I ask for advice.
I am a retired serviceman and currently employed as a Network Administrator, I guess that makes me a Geek.
If I am not tinkering in my shop, I am either drinking beer with my riding buddies or out on my Harley.
-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....
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So, after reading all the great comments on my earlier entry I re-designed the bench. This time with an overhang. I also added a reversible well board. I kept the trestle base but notice it is inside the front edge (no toe stub…hopefull...
BASIC WORKBENCH DESIGN This entry outlines my basic workbench design concept. It contains ideas from 3 different traditional style benches; Roubo, English, and Holzapfel inspirations. It is made from inexpensive Southern Yellow Pine and Dougl...
Last spring I decided to replace the pressure-treated deck on the back of our house. It was only 7 years old but had not faired well in the Ohio weather. The rails had warped badly and the deck boards were cupping in too many places to warrant a...