Add me to the list of fans of the Jim White Newfangled workbench. I stopped at my local lumber yard today and picked up several 2×4x12’ boards. Then I headed up to Jim Capozzi’s shop where we dressed the boards and cut almost all of the major parts to size, I didn’t bring my 2×8 with me or I”m sure we’d have gotten ALL of the parts cut. I just looked at Ben’s bench blog, and realized I need to cut two more back bench support pieces, That’s not bad considering we were working from only the photo published in Taunton’s Workbench book. I’ve studied the plans so many times over the past 5 months or so that I have a very clear image in my mind of the cut-list.
I have to glue up three boards, & do some assembly. I also have to go buy 4 pieces of 3/4 in Galvanized pipe, as well as a sheet of 3/4” MDF. Once I do that, I’ve got to drill a couple of holes in two of the pipe clamps, to secure them to the end of the bench, then drill all of the holes for the pipes, the through holes for the main pipes, the ‘trapped’ holes to hold the vertical pieces, as well as the through holes to hold the eventual cross clamps.
I”ve got an entire set of Rockler pipe clamps assembled for the project, though Iif I can locate a pair of pony clamps I have somewhere in storage, I might switch them out at a later date. no pics yet, but it is basically just a pile of lumber at this point.
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com