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My First Workbench #27: Day 28: Leg Vise chop final touches

10-19-2012 10:23 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

To see the version with all the pictures (there’s a lot!) click here. I am forcing myself to finish this dadgum leg vise. I’m tired of seeing the parts sitting around and now that I’ve pretty much caught up with all the random tasks associated with the bench to get back to the next to last big project (last will be the sliding deadSven). I spent a little time touching up the beveled edges and getting things where I think I’m at as far as I can push my skills and...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #14: Wooden Screw - Another attempt

10-19-2012 02:02 PM by Mauricio | 61 comments »

It didnt turn out well, still licking my wounds. Here is briefly what happened… Made a new jigAfter one test screw, I successfuly made one that had reasonable little chipping, I was happy with it.I actually cut the hub off a reject screw and reused it on this one. Tapped the leg Tried the screw, but it binds up after a little bit. I kept tapping the threads deeper and deeper hoping it would fit but it wasn’t the diameter of the hole, it was the thread pitch, and since the...

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Workbench #1: Roubo Workbench in progress

10-16-2012 12:57 AM by cso | 1 comment »

As promised, here is some pictures of my progress so far. It is a 17th century workbench fashioned after the drawings by a French joiner named Andre Roubo in his multi-volume treatise “The Art of the Joiner”. I am following the plans in the book by Christopher Schwarz called Workbenches: From Design and Theory to Construction and Use. Here’s a link to the Amazon store: http://www.amazon.com/Workbenches-Design-Construction-Popular-Woodworking/dp/1558708405/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UT...

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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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My First Workbench #25: Leg Vise shaping part 2

10-10-2012 12:09 PM by RaggedKerf | 3 comments »

To see the post with pictures, please click here. I got back to work shaping the chop for my leg vise today. I have had one too many instances of thinking, “mam, this would be a lot easier if I had that vise done…” on various projects in the last fee weeks. Right! Time to get to work! I spent about 45 minutes paring away the side today trying to match the bevel and shap of the first side I did a while ago. I think it came out pretty good… And here it is ...

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Opinions please #1: Solid core door topping the bench

10-05-2012 11:46 AM by curliejones | 7 comments »

Greetings, fellow LJs. I have a puzzle that needs a solution. I built a workbench that I particularly want to roll into place for TS outfeed. I hope to soon delineate the steps taken and justify decisions to help the next guy not do so much planning. The “opportunity” before me goes like this: I have a very nice solid core door for the workbench top and a piece of hardboard for the sacrificial top. After reading the “two-sided tape” tip several times, I bought a roll. ...

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Torsion Box Workbench - aka - my first bench #4: Plywood and drill bits....

10-04-2012 01:18 AM by rhybeka | 0 comments »

I’m glad Tom Caspar’s steps are so detailed. Tonight I tackled marking out and drilling the side and center pieces, getting them counterbored on both sides and painted (essentially steps 4 and 5 I think in the directions). If I wouldn’t have had other chores I could’ve gotten further but oh well. Tomorrow will be a great evening to be in the shop hopefully. busted a 5/32 drill bit and a countersink bit because of my cruddy B&D chuck…I wish it was a good enou...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #13: The Tool Well

09-26-2012 06:47 PM by Mauricio | 39 comments »

Here is my latest progress. This blog is too damn long, I need to remember to do these more often and break them up. Sorry about that. Mostly pictures though. Questions and Comments are welcome! THE WELL BACK:Trying to “Steam Bend” the tool well back straight. Notice the dowle I used to get the clamp as far out of the way as possible. Hit it with the heat gun Got it straight enough to joint one side and run through the planner without losing too much thickness This...

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My First Workbench #24: Day 24: Starting the leg vise.

09-12-2012 03:30 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

To view the post with pictures, please click here. Had to start sometime I guess! I didn’t do a whole heck of a lot. More like prep work, I figure. First, I took my 1×6 plank of pine and cut two 36” lengths. The bench is just a hair over 36” tall so the vise will be just off the floor. Next, I drew out the design I wanted. Nothing too fancy, just a slight curve (I drew it without a compass or round object) and a few straight lines. I decided since I will b...

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My First Workbench #23: Day 23: Plugs for top anchors.

09-11-2012 12:14 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

For the version with pictures, please click here. I didn’t have a lot of time today between getting batches of Sky Fort parts prepped for installation. But, I did have just enough time to work on plugging the bolt holes in top. I picked up a 1”x36” oak dowel from the BORG and measured the depth of each bolt hole individually. Then I transferred the measurement to the dowel and used a coping saw to get a nice clean cut. After some pounding with the rubber mallet (b...

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