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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #5: Building the Top w/ a Spot for the Wagon Vise

04-20-2012 05:23 PM by Mauricio | 21 comments »

I put my wooden screw build on hold for a minute. While I ordered the router bit I needed to build the thread cutting jig I made some progress on the top. Here is a quick review from previous blogs of how I got to this point: The raw materials:Started with a green table I got for free from a cabinet shop. Very cupped due to the piths in the slabs. Cut out the piths. I ended up with the good parts which were all quarter sawn, about 2.5” Red Oak. The knots will be hidden on th...

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Projects #4: John White FWW Workbench - Planning and Milling

07-16-2007 07:25 AM by Jeff | 21 comments »

This is my interpretation of this cleverly designed bench by Fine Woodworking’s shop manager, John White. There have been a few mentions of this bench on the site and I have been eagerly anticipating having the time to build my version of the bench. I’ve had the lumber for about a month but had to sacrifice time in the shop to get our condo ready for sale this summer. Those preparations are all behind KT and I now and I can finally work in the shop when I want to. We’ve h...

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Building The Holtzapffel Workbench #14: Final Vise Assembly

05-31-2008 03:01 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 21 comments »

After finishing the mockup of the face vise, I was now ready to do it for real. I started by gluing up a couple piece of oak for the main chop. You saw me use my new planer sled to mill the two large faces flat. I used the mockup to locate and cut the 2 main holes for the screws.I used a regular hole saw on my drill press to cut the holes. It was slow going through the hard oak, but I made it through. Next I wanted to dress up and round over the ends of the chop. I layout a small reveal...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #1: Conceptual Design 1 - feedback appreciated

05-27-2009 11:37 PM by PurpLev | 21 comments »

So after we've got the bowling alleys. now it’s time to put them to to use (not really ‘now now’ but … you know what I mean). So, I really would like to make this one a keeper, and not have to redo this bench unless I really fancy it in the future with lots of extra time on my hands and nothing better to do with it (hence – not likely it’ll happen), and in order to do that, I figured I’ll make this one as close as I can to the ‘ultimate’...

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Workbench #17: Completion

11-22-2011 05:17 AM by CartersWhittling | 21 comments »

Hello, this is probably my last workbench blog entry, now that my bench is complete! Like I said in my last blog, the workbench has been complete a couple weeks before this post on November 12. With my last post I had wrote about completing the base. After I had the base assembled, glued up, and drawbored I placed the bench top onto the base. Previous to putting the top on the base I had put one coat of boiled linseed oil on the underside of the top. The top is removable from the base, I deci...

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Workbench Build #3: Vises Installed

06-16-2008 02:20 PM by SPalm | 20 comments »

I found some time and got the vises installed. First the endcap and the front maple edge were dovetailed, the endcap routed to receive the tongue formed on the end of the Douglas fir, and then both glued into place. This was the first time I really cut dovetails by hand, and it was kind of fun. It is surprising how strong the resulting joint is. The endcap was only glued at the corner, and their will be a lag bolt near the back to allow wood movement. There is a story behind the walnut...

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Old-Timey Woodworking #4: The Workbench of your eighteenth century dreams!

10-23-2013 08:17 PM by StumpyNubs | 19 comments »

It’s a trend hotter than “skinny jeans”- woodworkers are lovin’ them some Roubo! Stumpy teaches you all about the classic, eighteenth century workbench, then builds one out of cheap construction lumber! Watch here, then return to leave a comment so Stumpy doesn't feel left out! The Old Timey Workshop is a monthly podcast produced independently of Blue Collar Woodworking. It will feature woodworking projects built with the tools and techniques of the past, while f...

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Remodel the Shop #1: Initial Sketchup Drawing - ideas welcome

03-06-2008 02:52 AM by Kevin | 19 comments »

Well, I finally sat down last night night and drew up the shop. This was the first attempt, so it may change some. Also most of the tools/cabinets are very rough or borrowed. I’ll try to get them better when gets closer to constructing them. I’ll start you out on the East wall. Most of this is already set in stone you might say. I am planning on putting a pipe rack over the double garage door. May get used for dimensional lumber storage as well. On the left is my double ...

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Roubo Bench - Becoming usable

07-13-2009 04:27 AM by kenn | 18 comments »

I have made lots of progress and actually am using my new bench some, I’ve just needed to get an update here. After putting the top on the base, I marked out so I could start hand planing.I used my scrub plane to get things close, that’s the scrub plane’s results above, and then this #5 to get the top flat and without wind.Here’s a picture of the top in “near” flat and smooth. FYI, I ended up with about 45 gallons of shavings.To trim the ends to final le...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #2: Design B...B...Because I said so. -more criticism please

06-04-2009 10:17 PM by PurpLev | 18 comments »

So after giving some food for though, and going back and forth between 2 designs – my original one: and the Roubo Bench (the one I was drooling over was Jameel’s bench from handcrafted vises), I decided to take the things that would work best for me today, based on materials that I have available today – while keeping an open door for future changes. here are the features I am going for: 1. wagon vise – tail vise abilities, without the sagging, and without...

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