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Workbench #18: Thoughts and Changes

835 days ago by CartersWhittling | 15 comments »

Hello. Its been 6 months since I finished my bench and I have spent over 1000 hours on it. Now that I have gotten a good feel for how the bench works and its ups and downs I thought I would write an update on it. To start I’ll mention the modifications I made. The first was to add leather to the pads on the hold fasts. With leather I no longer need to place scrap wood between the work pieces and the hold fasts to prevent denting. If you have hold fasts (which you should) I would r...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #4: Into the beyond...

866 days ago by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw | 11 comments »

I’ve been “done” with this project for nearly two weeks at this point, but I feel I should close this out. Along with the bench, I felt the need to showcase some of my favorite tools. I plan to update this blog with some of the uses for the gap that I can come up with…

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #3: A look under her skirt....

880 days ago by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw | 11 comments »

I got your attention with that title, so here’s the picture….. I began to cut the hole for the vise two nights ago, last night I actually got it mounted. I had to use 3 layers of plywood to get the clearance I needed to mount it. (I’ll try and get a picture of that when I’m under the bench again. I’m not picking it up again if I can help it.) I had my 10 year old nephew help me mount it and here are the results… I have one coat of BLO ...

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Work Bench Build #7: Finished!

891 days ago by jmos | 17 comments »

Well, I haven’t gotten a lot of time in the shop lately, but I did get two coats of BLO on the bench, and I’m calling it complete. Overall I’m happy with the way it turned out. I might still ad a shelf underneath, or I’ll just store my bench jigs on the floor underneath. I installed a wall mounted shelf and tool rack, so most of what I need easy access to is just behind the bench in easy reach. I’m happy with how the LVL worked out...

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Work Bench Build #6: Leg Vise and Assembly

907 days ago by jmos | 3 comments »

Things are moving right along. One thing I knew I would need for this project was a 3/4” upcut router bit I could do plunge cuts with for the dog holes, as well as for routing a groove in the top for the sliding deadman. I didn’t want to spend a fortune for a carbide bit so I tried the HSS bit from MLCS (item #7498). Overall I was very happy with it; more later. Once I had the end vise installed I could decide exactly where to mount the top on the base. With the base upsid...

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Workbench #1: Replacing an old bench

916 days ago by David Craig | 12 comments »

For the last few years, I have been doing the majority of my work on an old bench that was in my basement when I moved in. As a work surface for dropping old oily lawnmower parts or fiddling with a child’s broken toy, it was adequate. For woodworking, not so much. The height of the bench is about 36 inches and the width was a little over 3 feet. The boards have shifted over the years and the surface was very uneven. The amount of nails and screws made it impossible to safely flatten and...

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Work Bench Build #5: Twin Screw Endvise

922 days ago by jmos | 1 comment »

I’ve been working on the end vise. I wanted to get that mounted next so I could figure out if it would impact the placement of the top on the base. I wanted a twin screw vise for dovetailing. As I mentioned previously, I’m using two Lee Valley end vise screws for the end vise. I thought about buying their twin screw (Or Lie-Nielsen’s, or Hovarter) but couldn’t come up with the money. I also considered building a Moxon vise for dovetailing and just using a more ...

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Work Bench Constuction Journal #1: My Dream Workbench - A Journal of Progress

947 days ago by Ron Ramsey | 21 comments »

I have finally gotten around to making a real workbench for my new, and smaller, shop (see my previous entry). I am in the planning phase right now. I’ve been pouring over plans, books, philosophy of workbench design. I guess it’s safe to say I may be over thinking this. But the design is half the fun. So, I’ve put together a journal that you can download and look at. It has pictures and explanations of some of the design considerations I’m mulling over. I am ...

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Workbenches...finally #2: The other bench

1001 days ago by Shopsmithtom | 7 comments »

Shortly after I found a Sjobergs bench at an auction, I came across an elderly woodworker in my neighborhood that was giving up his shop for health reasons. I heard he had a Shopsmith for sale, and being who I am, I couldn’t resist a visit to see if I might add yet another one to my shop. Alas, it wasn’t to be. He wanted too much for it. ( I like to find them cheap) He did, however, have a workbench he had built some 50 years ago that he was selling for $75. While the lower par...

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Workbenches...finally #1: Workbench # 1, the Sjobergs bench

1001 days ago by Shopsmithtom | 4 comments »

A while back, I spent $90 at an estate type auction for a disassembled woodworking bench. I noticed that it said “Sjobergs” on it & figured I was safe at that price, as a Harbor Freight woodworking bench that was not as stout routinely sold on sale for about $120. This bench looked like it was hardly used. When I got it home, I discovered that it was what appeared to be an earlier model of the current Nordic Plus 1660 bench. The only difference was the lower shelf configuratio...

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