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Workbench Build #31: Wagon Vise Cont'd......

369 days ago by Airframer | 17 comments »

So, we left off with this pile of steel waiting to be turned into a wagon vise… I started with one of the thin pieces. I measured and scored a line the full length to mark the depth of the channel for the 2 rails. Measured for the rail length.. Then with this piece on top I stacked all 3 pieces and clamped them together and cut the first rail to length with a cut off wheel in my angle grinder. Gotta love the smell of burnt metal in the morning :D Next w...

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Workbench Build #30: Wagon Vise Build is a Go Finally..

370 days ago by Airframer | 10 comments »

This has been a relatively slow week build wise. I had a series of 15 hour nights at work which kept me out of the shop for most of it. I did, however, find a few minutes here and there to get some work done on the wagon vise for the bench. I need to knock this out so I can finish up the endcaps and get started on the leg vise and stretchers then finally assemble the darn thing. I am fashioning this after the benchcrafted wagon vise which is a departure from my original plan of the Ma...

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Balanced Work Bench #2: building the leg vise

371 days ago by Jeremiah | 0 comments »

i have never made a leg vise before and i have no idea what to expect with the one i made. The basic concept came from Shop Notes. And i like the basic concept. However, i do NOT like the price of ACME Rod, ACME nuts or ACME ANYTHING. so i went with “off the shelf” 3/4” threaded rod from LOWES. I dont know if this will bite me in the butt or not. But just in case, i built the vice so i could change it out if i need to use a better threaded rod. The dimensions ...

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Cypress Workbench

373 days ago by CypressAndPine | 7 comments »

Let me start with the following disclaimer: “I understand that cypress is not the ideal lumber for a bench top. Please don’t try to persuade me to not do this. It has started and there is no turning back.” I picked up some 6” x 6” rough cut cypress in Florida. I’m gonna attempt it all with hand tools. I live in New Orleans and my shop is not air conditioned. I can get about an hour of hand planing done before I’m too hot to continue. Check out the ...

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Workbench Build #29: Finishing one endcap and cutting my first dovetails..

374 days ago by Airframer | 5 comments »

Yesterday started with the bench side of the Toolwell. I glued up the back wall the night before and yesterday morning it was time to remove the clamps and rip that to the correct thickness. I decided to do it this way so I could clamp the other side to this one as a cutting guide. It worked pretty well. A quick pass with the No 4 and it is done. Then I trimmed up the leading edge where the dovetails will be and started on the mortise in the endcap. I used the same process a...

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Workbench Build #28: End Caps and Tool Well Started.. Two Steps Forward and Whatnot..

376 days ago by Airframer | 4 comments »

Well, yesterday was almost a wash. The day started strong. I got everything setup to rip the bench side tool well wall to size. Then I decided to kill a few electrons and use the circular saw to get the job done quickly. Simple enough right? Well the saw decided to go walking about halfway through the cut for some reason and basically made that piece of cherry unusable. That almost has me sworn off of power tools for all but the hardest tasks. With power tools when things go south it ha...

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Workbench Build #27: Top Trimming and Prepping for the Deadman..

378 days ago by Airframer | 6 comments »

First things first I trimmed the tenons that I left long flush with the top. My HF flush cut saw took care of that pretty quickly. Then I wanted to square up one end of the bench. Eventually I will cut a tenon in here for the end cap. The other end is waiting on the end caps and wagon vise hardware to determine where it will be cut. Then I wanted to carve out the deadman groove before I forgot and ended up trying to cut it out upside down and backwards lol. I al...

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handtool workbench #1: beginning the process

387 days ago by Tugboater78 | 15 comments »

I have been wanting/needing a solid workbench to use for hand tool work. Been trolling the site for almost 2 years now soaking in the needed information and ideas from many of the skilled members and i think i have an idea. I am still not for sure of exact dimensions or style i want. I am leaning towards a Nicholson/Sellers bench with a twin screw vice. I really like this one here. Roughly 7 foot length, 30 inches wide, ~35 inches in height ( 35 seems to be a comfortable height for me f...

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Workbench build 2013 #5: Cutting Beveled Mortises

399 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I am one step closer to the finish of my workbench. I show steps to cut a beveled mortise. If the video isn’t working, click here to view it on YouTube.

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Ultimate Sawhorse/Workbench Base Product

400 days ago by CentipedeSawhorse | 25 comments »

I recently semi-retired from my position as the VP of R&D at a small hardware company where I designed power tool attachments and accessories. Having the time to pursue projects that delight me instead of the owner of this company, I have decided to try to bring one of my best ideas yet to market. I would love to have your feedback on both the product and my approach to funding the project. I recently semi-retired from my position as the VP of R&D at a small hardware company where ...

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