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My First Workbench #12: Day 12: More mortises.

08-24-2012 01:36 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

(Only one picture for this short update today so I decided to post it here too!) Nothing special today, just more working on chopping mortises and 3 more tenons…lots of sawing. Lots. But I have to say I’m seeing a little improvement in my abilities to feel when the wood is telling me I’m going to fast or off angle on the saw strokes. It’s getting easier to saw too—-I’m not putting near as much pressure as I did on the first cut of this project. It f...

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New Workbench Project #1: Starting Point

09-17-2013 01:35 AM by Mark Colan | 0 comments »

I bought a sheet-metal workbench at a yard sale down the block in 1998. For $10, the guy helped me carry it down the block and into the basement. It was 48” wide by 24” deep by about 34” high. The metal base had a little rust. I replaced with top with 3/4” plywood and used 2×4’s to strengthen the shelf. I don’t have pictures of this bench, but will provide pictures for the new one. The biggest problem was that it was not well suited to clamp wo...

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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #5: Mounting the table saw

12-29-2013 03:20 PM by Garry | 0 comments »

A few months ago I bought a hybrid saw so I could remove the legs to mount it on my mobile workbench. I built a box to support the saw and house a chute to channel the dust to the exhaust port. My original intention was to slope the front panel all the way back to the outlet so the chute that came with the saw wouldn’t work. During construction, I ended up with a square chute to get steeper angles and extended the suction pipe into it. I realized later that I could have saved some effor...

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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #6: Electric power

12-29-2013 04:30 PM by Garry | 0 comments »

Being mobile, the table is dependent on power from a garage outlet so I installed a flexible line with a plug to connect the table’s electric system to a power cord. “Old work” boxes worked great and luckily the table cutouts were exactly the right size. The system is sized at 20 amps although it probably only needs 15 amps. I routinely start the tablesaw with the vacuum running with no trouble. I’ve only tripped the breaker or GFI once or twice when ripping some nasty...

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Getting my vises cleaned up. #2: Small vise, clean.

08-12-2010 09:30 PM by AnnaEA | 0 comments »

Here’s the small vise, all cleaned up. About 12 hours in the Evapo-Rust soak, and another rubdown with WD-40. I might paint it, or might not. I haven’t decided yet. Since this is a metal jawed vise, it definitely needs some face blocks added. When I install it on my bench-to-be, I’ll cut a recess for the bench side plate, and then add a face block over….. maybe part of a full skirt face on the side of the bench. I’m not real clear on this bit yet...

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The Quest for a Better Bench #7: The last part...

11-12-2017 01:43 AM by PlanBWoodworks | 0 comments »

So the bench was DONE. I was very happy with the way that it turned out. It was solid, it was heavy, it was visually appealing and it was going to be around for a long time. Just in case you don’t remember what it looked like: Ok, I’ll admit, I just wanted to show it off. Anyway, because I was so pleased with the bench, I decided to rearrange my entire shop. This led to some storage issues. Also, the bench that I dismantled to make room for the new bench was the bench where I mou...

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My First Workbench #13: Day 13: Dry fit the base!

08-25-2012 01:54 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

As usual, for the pictures, click here. Today was very exciting! I decided to finish the base joinery prep once and for all and powered through the last 3 tenons and mortises. I wrapped up with a dry run of the base and I am very happy with the results (though there are a few minor glitches to take care of tomorrow…more on that below). To begin with, I was not at all thrilled with continuing the tenon cutting. I have been using a makeshift saw horse (2 pieces of offcuts from t...

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Split Top Roubo Bench Build #18: Top flattening, parts 1 and 2

04-13-2015 03:49 AM by ic3ss | 0 comments »

I didn’t write the final post last week as I was pretty busy with my 20th wedding anniversary. Last weekend I had planned on flattening the tops on my last day off but only got half of it done. I had decided to use the router to flatten it, using a sled and rails. I saw the technique on the Wood Whisperer video and thought it was a good idea. So I went to the big box and got two 2×6 kiln dried 8’ long boards for the rails. The first thing it to make the edges straight and ...

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My First Workbench #1: Day 1

08-10-2012 01:33 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

After debating with myself for the past 6 months or so, I finallly decided on a design and got the nod from my CFO to go buy the lumber (it helps that my local Menards had a sale on everything in the store, including lumber). I won’t go into all the details and back story on the blog here, I’ll reserve that for my full up woodworking blog over at: vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com Feel free to visit that site for all the details, more photos, my thoughts, etc. I will endeavor ...

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My First Workbench #26: Day 27: Utility Shelf

10-16-2012 12:05 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

For the version with pictures, please see this page. I got a hold of some more quality time in the shop today so I made the most of it by doing something that’s been on my short list for about 3 weeks now: building a utility shelf for the bench. Besides being able to store stuff under the bench I think it will look cooler too. Also, I had purchased the materials about a month ago and they’ve been sitting in the overhead storage, staring at me every time I go into the garage. ...

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