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Newfangled Workbench #2: Continued progress

01-30-2013 09:33 PM by Charlzecheeze | 7 comments »

I’m still plugging away on the NF workbench. Weather here in ON has been cold so, it has moved inside for completion. My biggest hangup so far has been the math for the intersecting pipes. Everything fits in there – but it looks like I may have a hare over 3/4 from the benchtop to the pipe. I got a little carried away and made the well for the long clamps 12.5”. Next bench will probably be smaller, although my drill press fits in there pretty nice.

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Pipe Clamp Woes

01-20-2012 06:14 PM by Brandon | 19 comments »

While gluing up my workbench top with pipe clamps, there was one part of the bench that didn’t want to cooperate and so I had to exert an extra bit of force to close up the gluing gap. It worked. All the glue joints are tight and strong. However, in the process I broke a pipe clamp, which for me was a first. I’m not surprised that it was one of the Harbor Freight Pittsburgh clamps and not a Pony clamp. The “Pony” clamps are definitely of better quality and the screw tu...

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pipe clamp suggestions

12-18-2009 05:35 PM by RKW | 21 comments »

We all know that you can never have too many clamps and acquiring a sufficient collection of clamps takes alot of money and usually alot of time. A while back I purchased two bessey 3/4 pipe clamps for $13.00 each and two 2ft threaded pipe nipples for about $8.00 each. This came out to around $22.00 per clamp. Recently i was at harbour freight. I will first say that i have a love hate relationship with this store. Their blades and bits are not worth a crap. However, i have bought se...

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John White's new-fangled workbench #1: rough cut framing lumber

12-07-2007 06:32 AM by ben | 6 comments »

The sketchup plans for the bench originally came to me from Jeff, and I modified the dimensions to make the final bench 8’ long x 28” deep x 34” tall (although I rough cut the leg pieces a bit longer, since I’m debating whether to bring up the height an inch or so). Finally getting started on this thing. All I have to show for it so far is a stack of rough cut SPF (can’t find Douglas Fir around here): The back table top will be made from glued up c...

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