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Workbench #2: Materials Obtained

07-09-2011 05:31 PM by CartersWhittling | 5 comments »

Good day. I now have the wood for my new workbench. My friend (who is also building a workbench) and I, drove to Exotic Woods in Burlingtion Ontario a few weekends ago to get the wood for our benches. I have regular hard maple at 8/4 and 12/4 thicknesses. The piece of walnut in the picture I got from a friend and I will be using it for my sliding dead man. I also want to try and aquire some walnut for the leg vise chop and the shoulder vise pad, for added visual interest. I also...

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Finnish a workbench #2: The frame for the bench cabinet

07-04-2011 08:43 PM by Per Isacsson | 0 comments »

SketchUp model Things goes forward, I have decided to use the big space under the workbench to store Festools systainer.I plan to use 700mm ball bearing sliding drawers hardware for the drawers very much inspired by Greedo’s workbench.I will have room for two systainer in depth in the cabinet so I hope I will be able to store all my Festools tools and the new to come too.:-)To the right the idea is still to have small drawers as in my tool cabinet.In-between the to systainer draw...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #2: Baby got legs!!!

06-30-2011 07:08 AM by RS Woodworks | 14 comments »

Well today was the first day that I actually did any work on this bench. Some time ago (maybe 3 years?) I saw an ad in Kijiji for some wood that a lady was selling her in the city. Her dad had passed on and as a former woodworker, he had left a whole bunch of wood behind. By the time I saw the ad and got there, most of the good stuff was gone. I did get a few nice wide mahogany boards, and then a couple of old barn beams. The two big ones were 8’ long and there were a few shorter pieces...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #1: Getting started...

06-30-2011 06:26 AM by RS Woodworks | 1 comment »

This workbench project, for me, has been a long time coming. Well, long as in a couple of years anyways. It kinda began when I finally realized that the piece of plywood on two saw horses wasn’t quite cutting it as a woodworking bench. The mdf top on two collapsible metal legs wasn’t much better, and althought its been my main work, assembly, and glue up table for the past two years, the granite top of my table saw is far from an ideal workbench either. So, slowly, I began accumil...

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Virtual Designs in Sketchup #6: 3 Legged Workbench

06-28-2011 04:27 AM by rance | 12 comments »

So you’ve built this elaborate workbench, the ‘Workbench of your Dreams’. With a Rock Maple top, Paduk edging and all the dog holes anyone could ever ask for (to go with the donuts). You have a difficult time positioning it because it weighs 400 lbs. THEN you realize, although you’ve taken every precaution to make sure all four legs are level and of equal length, the bench thinks its a Rock Star in its new home, your newly finished workshop. It ROCKS, but NOT in a good...

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Getting the Most Views

06-12-2011 02:44 PM by miles125 | 12 comments »

I think i’ve figured it out. The perfect project would be some sort of crosscut sled exquisitely photographed atop a four ton custom workbench and titled “Female Form Plays Seductive Roll in New Sled Design”. Now Y’all know i’m right. Just PM me for my address as i expect a consultation fee from each of you.

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Workbench #1: Design Plans

06-11-2011 03:05 PM by CartersWhittling | 9 comments »

Hello. These are the plans I have for a new workbench. I think I have decided that now is the time to build a bench I won’t need to remake. I have done lots of studing on workbench designs and could not decide between the German bench and the Roubo because of the leg vise. I had some thoughts in mind to making a double sided bench and incorporating both bench designs. I soon came across the Edwards bench. http://woodtreks.com/design-build-traditional-woodworking-workbench-tail-shoulder-...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #14: Bench. Is. Done.

05-10-2011 09:26 AM by Eric | 4 comments »

Did the final glueup today. The bench is now completely assembled! My birthday is Monday, so by then I want to have the top flattened. A few other things I still need to do: make the crochet make the leg vise finish it (BLO) install a shelf and maybe a drawer make the Moxon double-screw vise But once I have the top flattened, I’ll consider the bench to be done, really. Picture to come at that time!

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #13: Hey, Now That Almost Looks Like a Workbench.

05-07-2011 09:02 AM by Eric | 4 comments »

Today I lopped off the extra 1” or so from the tops of the leg tenons (are those called horns?), which was harder than I expected. Then I chopped the dovetails on the outer leg tenons, which was easier than I expected. In case you’re wondering, I started the cut with my dozuki and then when the back of the saw started hitting the top of the tenon, I switched to the rip side of my ryoba. Piece of cake, quite honestly. I’m going to glue up the last four boards (two on e...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #12: ABD

05-04-2011 04:06 AM by Eric | 4 comments »

In the academic world, the term ABD is almost a dreaded one. It stands for "All But Dissertation" and refers to that point in your Ph.D. studies where you’ve done all the coursework and all of the research, have defended your research proposal, and “merely” have to do your dissertation to finish your degree. As for me, I am now officially ABD in regards to my workbench: All But Dovetails. I have glued up 24 out of the 28 boards for my benchtop. I now need to cut the dovet...

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