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handtool workbench #3: and some more planing, and choosing orientation

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 388 days ago 947 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: starting some planing Part 3 of handtool workbench series Part 4: a bench to build a bench »

short lil bitty, just more planing and trying to figure up glueup. Mainly just a few pics, didn’t take many, phone weighed too much..

initial setup, i moved some around later and liked it better
I had them clamped together to be able to lift the slab and judge some weight..gonna be nice and heavy.

Wards Master #6 took a 6.5’ full width shaving for me and had to catch the moment :0

I like where i have them aligned at this point, though i still gotta tweek the glue joints for a closer fit.

It sure isn’t pine I am working with which i can pull together for a joint.. this stuff doesn’t move.

still some fine tuning of the boards to be done but I am trying to get as many ready to be put together so i can pick the best boards for each of 2 ~12” slabs
Not sure if you can see but the 3 to the right have a bow to them, which I am not sure if i should worry about straightening up. Any suggestions?

some gaps on the left section
all of these boards equal to a little more than half my benchtop ~6 boards will make up one of two slabs.

My pile of shavings around lunchtime. When i cleaned up this evening i was able to tightly pack all shavings in a basic sized small trashcan. Took it to my brothers so can get some fires started in his pit, neighbor grabbed a garbage bag full as well and took it with him to his campsite..

Something i have failed to mention i found, picked it up for 3 dollars, blade is perfect. Been using it to knock some splinters off a few boards before i threw the plane at them.

I bought it at a small flea market on mother’s day, they had it marked for $6 but since it was mother’s day they had a half off sale..least that’s what they told me. I almost giggled as i handed the bills over.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"



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RonInOhio

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#1 posted 388 days ago

Despite the work, you must be pumped to get started on what should be a great bench. Not sure if the glue-up
clamping will straighten out those boards or not .Also,nice score on that chisel. Can’t beat that price !

Have you decided what kind of vises you are going to have ?

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Jeff82780

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#2 posted 388 days ago

$3 for a Stanley 750! not bad

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 388 days ago

Oh, you SUCK on the #750 purchase! Seriously!

For the bowed boards, try a clamp up that sandwiches them between straights to see what can be ‘clamped out.’

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Don W

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#4 posted 388 days ago

You had a major compliment coming right up to the $3 750! That’s an immediate “YOU SUCK”

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 388 days ago

Drill a hole through the width and use all thread and tighten up your bench
every other several years.

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Tugboater78

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#6 posted 388 days ago

I knew the chisel would get some worked up.

@Ron – i am leaning hard on a Paul sellers bench, but will have a twin screw on the front. For tail vice i will be bolting up an old craftsman 10” vice, for now anyway. Unless i get lucky enough to win the lottery, hard to win when u dont play

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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JayT

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#7 posted 388 days ago

Dude, YOU SUCK! I no longer feel for you hand planing all that oak after scoring that deal.

Agree with Smitty, I’d try dry clamping one bowed board between two straight ones and see if you can get it to flex enough to eliminate gaps and hold fairly straight. If it works, you could do several three board glue ups and then glue those together in pairs to make your 12in wide pieces.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Tugboater78

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#8 posted 388 days ago

sigh not gonna get much done today, its a steady drizzle outside and the radar looks like it is gonna be an all day affair. Happy 4th of July right?

@ Smitty and JayT thats what i was thinking i would have to do, just need to get some more boards ready and find the straightest pieces. i think im gonna have to do some more planing to minimize the flex, we shall see.

@waho that is an idea but i don’t wanna have to resort to using hardware like that

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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waho6o9

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#9 posted 388 days ago

Understandable.

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RonInOhio

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#10 posted 388 days ago

Got about an hour and a half of work in here before the rain came. Its raining steady cats and dogs now. This day
for getting much done is a wash. Literally.

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Tugboater78

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#11 posted 388 days ago

yeah the rain put a stop on about everything, though i just cleaned out my building and neighbors garage of all scrap metal, so i am making a trip to the sc rap yard in the mornin for some xtra cash. Gotta get something done!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Tugboater78

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#12 posted 387 days ago

Friends rain gauge read 4.5 inches in the last 2 days, it’s getting ridiculous my yard is a swamp and I live on top of a ridge. Worked in building today and almost finished building a medium duty workbench .so I can be able to plane in the shop till the big bench is done. To also have a place to hold all my tools while I dismantle the built-in bench I immediately disliked after I put up. SMH, as my niece would text me.

It is one like this seems to be basically a light duty version of the Sellers bench. Liked the idea a long time ago, finally got around to making it.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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