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Woodworking Bench #2: Base finished

1634 days ago by DocK16 | 7 comments »

I spent most of today (Saturday) working on my Woodsmith Workbench, and didin’t get very far. I was abe to finish the base and man isi it heavy. The stretchers lock in with wooden keys and even without the top the base is very sturdy.It took two to lift ijust the base down from the assembly table I alternated the cherry/maple wood on the lower shelf to match the top. It may appear a little short in this picture but there are some spacers to be addded which will add a few ...

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Hand Tool Journey #5: More Bench Progress

1639 days ago by Blake | 14 comments »

Once I had my two larger bench sections glued up I ran them through the planer… And chopped the ends square I used my biscuit jointer to align the two laminated “slabs,” since after this glue up it will be too big to run through my thickness planer: Two slabs glued up: And now glued up with the tool tray: THE BASE I spent $18.00 on 4×6 and 2×6 Doug Fir for the base at Home Depot: A little shaping of the feet on the b...

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A cabinetmaker's workbench (in pine) #2: two flitches done

1644 days ago by TravisCorcoran | 1 comment »

First two flitches have been run through the Delta thickness planer:

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A cabinetmaker's workbench (in pine) #1: Planing and glueup of flitches

1644 days ago by TravisCorcoran | 2 comments »

Ordered (5) 18′ long 2×12s. Cut them to half length, yielding (10) 9′ long 2×12s. Ripped each into three equal pieces, yielding (30) 9′ 2×4s. Planed the faces of each, reducing thickness to 1 3/8″. Picked 24 good ones, divided into 4 groups of 6. Started gluing up the four flitches (each will be 8 1/4″ wide x 3 1/2″ thick). Each will be allowed to cure for 24 hours, then will be run through the planer. Then the four bench segments will be glued together. for about $100...

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Workbench #7: Finish line is in sight!...Maybe. Are they ever completely finished?

1674 days ago by KellyS | 3 comments »

I began working on the mortises in the top and had a complete relapse in talent. The first one was horrible. I used a drill guide I bought from Sears in hopes of everything being perpendicular and cleaner. Boy was I partially wrong. The first one came out horrible, but cleaned up so,so. I’m so glad this wasn’t one of the mortises in the base. I started trying to use a 1-1/2” fostner bit but eventually downsized to a 1-3/8” and chose to clean them up with a chisel. I was having a hard time sta...

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Workbench #6: Dry fit time

1679 days ago by KellyS | 4 comments »

So, I took Friday off to work on my bench some and to get away from work. I ended up having a great day and being actually productive too. I got up early just like I was going to work, early in the morning I laid all my mortises and tenons out while everyone was sleeping trying to make the most of the day. I was plenty apprehensive about cutting these mortises because this was all the scrap poplar I had left and all the other mortises I cut in the past had been abominations. I set everything ...

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Workbench #12: assembled bench dogs ready to solder

1682 days ago by Rob Drown | 9 comments »

drilled 3/4 holes. Long stringy chips. only cut my self once. press fit rods into holes. Now to silver solder.

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Workbench #11: Bench Dogs in progress

1683 days ago by Rob Drown | 4 comments »

I am making 9 bench dogs out of 3/4 brass rod and 3/8 copper flat bar. Cut the rod to 3” pieces and the copper to 1 1/2 by 1 3/4 rectangles. Drill a 3/4 hole in the copper. mate and silver solder. then find an appropriate size tygon tube. Cut into 7/16 long rings, heat and slip over the copper. Then I’ll be done with another step. 9 very sturdy bench dogs for $60. not bad. Thanks Gary for this COOL idea.

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Workbench #5: Planning for the Big Day

1686 days ago by KellyS | 3 comments »

I have my top glued up and still in the middle of the living room floor. My wife has been pretty patient about this, but I think it is wearing thin. She keeps telling me I’m going to way up to a bunch of smaller cutting boards if I don’t move it soon. Gotta get going! I’ve got my legs sized and glued up and I’m ready to start cutting mortises. I took the day off from work so I could play a little tomorrow. Not had much time off here lately. All work makes Kelly stir...

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Workbench #4: New found respect

1690 days ago by KellyS | 5 comments »

Since I posted last, I’ve been busy working on my bench. I power planed all my reclaimed Poplar and while my wife was out of town this week, I starting laminating my bench top. Good thing she was out of town. The weather was bad and I don’t have enough room in the shop, so I glued everything up in our living room floor….l was careful to put down paper to keep from getting glue all over the carpet. Glad to have her back though, she helped me this morning with the final glue up., plenty of clam...

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