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Workbench #5: Trestle Base Complete

04-29-2012 05:56 PM by twobyfour16 | 7 comments »

Time to glue up. Since I painstakingly fit each tenon to it’s matching mortise, I was fairly confident that glue-up would go ok. To solve the short clamp issue, I went down to the hardware store & got some couplers to hook pipes together to get more length out of my pipe clamps. Also, I borrowed some longer parallel clamps from a friend – and I’m glad he had them! I did a dry assembly & everything worked great. It was a little tricky to do by myself, but I g...

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Workbench #4: Stretchers

04-29-2012 05:22 PM by twobyfour16 | 3 comments »

Back at it. Since the plans for the workbench called for stretchers that are 1 3/4” thick by 4” wide, I had to get back to laminating. The rest of the bench so far has all been built with Lenga (Chilean Cherry, some call it), but I recently acquired a bunch of nominal 1×8 black mahogany that had been edge glued for width. I got it cheap (very cheap) because it was edge glued with no attention given to matching the color. The material is 3/4” thick, and I d...

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Moxon bench #4: thinking about the Moxon vise...

04-28-2012 07:44 PM by John | 1 comment »

I hav had these power press bar clamps for over a decade forgotten in a bin and used them for the first time today. they are nice! nicest pipe clamp I’ve ever used. what a shame they were discontinued after Irwin bought the company. (aside: I’m not happy with Irwin, they’ve ruined Marples chisels) I’m wondering if I can use these to make a Moxon vise? here’s a quick sketch to be followed with a slow sketchup…

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Moxon bench #3: gluing up the top

04-28-2012 07:22 PM by John | 0 comments »

jointing 6’ long 4×4s on a little benchtop jointer is part crazy and part gymnastics, cursing helps, but patience helps more. as tough as trueing the reference face is, squaring the second face is the real challenge. at times nearly all the weight was hanging off the end with all fingertip strength focused on keeping the ref face on the fence. but my little cast iron craftsman continues to impress. felt like i was channeling Rob Cosman as i checked each piece with winding stick...

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double wagon vise thought... will it rack?

04-25-2012 02:04 AM by John | 5 comments »

...using a vise screw like this http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=41664&cat=1,41659 what do think? will it rack?

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solid-door workbench #2: Making the base of the bench, note pipes in stretchers!

04-22-2012 10:57 PM by ChrisMc45 | 3 comments »

Putting together the underpinnings of the bench, I used some of the ideas from C. Schwartz on Roubo bench, mostly about mass. I did not do true through-the-top timber framing, but did use drawboring on the end assemblies because they are permanent. Stretchers length might change in the future. I chose not to whittle my pegs from stock, but used dowels and a belt sander: To pull the whole end-assemblies together, I used my biggest drift. Schwartz had a good article on putting shop-made...

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travel #1: Ephrata Cloister, Lancaster County PA

04-22-2012 02:06 AM by John | 0 comments »

... THANK YOU to http://lumberjocks.com/VillageCarpenter – I have driven by the Cloisters a million times, but until I read about it in her blog, I never considered going. workbench in the workshop from the Ephrata Cloister. (pictures go here – but no joy in posting flickr pics, please click the link below) The English Style workbench had no stretchers across the front or back – but on closer inspection, I think I found the mortises where they once were. It̵...

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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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Moxon bench #2: early design thoughts

04-20-2012 02:27 PM by John | 0 comments »

as usual i am doing this backwards designing the bench before the vise. so here’s the plan build a smallish but tall bench for handwork and sharpening make it compatible with a moxon vise i’m calling it my moxon bench this is 36” x 24” – i may go wider and a bit shallower, still deciding…

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Workbench #1: Hand plane usage help

04-19-2012 11:15 PM by russde | 8 comments »

Ok, I am a beginner, a noob, an fng (for you military types). I have a basement to work in and have been purchasing tools to work with (the fun part, so far). Tonight I started on ‘my workbench’. It’s going to be cheap, it’s going to be ugly, but I need it to be functional. The top is 2×4 Doug fir from a box store. I am aiming for a 5’ x 3’ surface solely due to space constraints (living on-base, military, I’m lucky to have a basement to work ...

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