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Workbench #8: Progress Video 1

10-06-2011 10:21 PM by CartersWhittling | 6 comments »

Hello. This is a video I made to show the details and construction of my bench so far. I go over the shoulder vise construction and joinery. I hope it may be useful to those who may be contemplating bench designs. I will make a few more videos as I progress, and I will have a video or two on making wooden screws and nuts aswell.

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Workbench #7: Top Almost Done

10-04-2011 07:09 PM by CartersWhittling | 3 comments »

Hello. I am now almost done the bench top. The tailvise still needs to be made and I need to glue the shoulder vise together, but the majority of work is done. Since my last post I finished the splines for the shoulder vise and tapped the nut for the vise, and cut the detail out. This is a 2 1/2” diamter nut with 2 tpi. I am making a video of the process of tapping the nut. I also finished the splines for the end caps and drilling the holes for the bolts. The bolts and splines ...

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Workbench #6: Dovetailing Endcaps

10-01-2011 02:40 AM by CartersWhittling | 3 comments »

Hello. Today I’ve been working on endcaps for the shoulder vise. I started by routing the grooves in the spacer block and in the doghole strip for the spacer block. I then squared up the end of each end cap for the shoulder vise and laid out and cut the tail on the long end cap with the bandsaw. I then transfered the tail and cut the pins with a jig on the bandsaw. And after a little fitting… I then put the rod through the top and clamped the spacer bl...

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Workbench #5: Holdfast Holes and Spacer Block

09-30-2011 02:50 AM by CartersWhittling | 0 comments »

Hello. This morning I took the clamps off the glue up assembly and scraped the glue squeeze-out off. The joint turned out nice and the top surfaces are all within a 1/32” of being flush. I then chamfered the dog holes and laid out were I wanted the holdfast holes to be. I placed all but the first and last holes, flush to the front of the dogholes, so I can place a batten across a bench dog and holdfast. They are also positioned so the holdfasts reach the edge of the b...

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Workbench #4: Top Glue Up and Dog Holes

09-29-2011 02:42 AM by CartersWhittling | 2 comments »

Hello. I have just finished joining and glueing up the two doghole strips and the top slab. First I milled the 8 3/8” wide slab top to length by crosscutting it roughly and using a router with a straight bit and straight edge to square it up nicely. With the two doghole strips I crosscut them on the table saw. I was impressed to find the saw made an almost perfect finish on the endgrain. I then marked where the threaded rod will go and marked out the position of the dog holes which a...

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Workbench #3: Milling Mostly Done

09-24-2011 02:50 AM by CartersWhittling | 1 comment »

Hello. This is another update on my bench build. I have had almost two months off working on it because my friend has been in my shop working on his bench. But just over a week ago we took his almost done bench to his house for him to do the final fitting of parts and such. After doing a little organizing and sharpening I got back to work on my bench. So right now I have the legs and parts for the top all milled to thickness and width. This is the slab for the roubo half of my bench. Its 2...

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Build a cheap, rough and tumble workbench

09-23-2011 11:24 PM by Stevinmarin | 29 comments »

A lot of people have been asking about building a workbench. A workbench is really the most important part of any wood shop. Here’s a workbench that is quite sturdy and will last for years. If you are just getting into woodworking, it’s a simple first project. If you are already woodworking, this can be customized in a lot of different ways. It ain’t pretty, but it will take a lot of abuse, which, in my mind, is what a workbench should do.

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Workbench #3: Leg assemblies

09-22-2011 06:36 PM by CrossGrain (Josh) | 6 comments »

Last time, I had finished assembly of the benchtop but had neglected to get any pictures of it right-side up. I moved it onto the bed in the spare bedroom near my work area to make room for sizing up the leg stock. I purchased poplar for the base of the bench since it is relatively inexpensive. I read something recently about poplar not being a good choice for a workbench base (not sure what the reasoning was), but I have already purchased it and done much of the sizing of parts from it. I...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #16: The Wheel on the Wagon goes round and round

09-18-2011 05:17 AM by PurpLev | 18 comments »

I wanted to do this for a long time and had the parts ordered and delivered a while ago, but one thing led to another and this was kept on the back burner and never saw the light of day. Ironically, it is now finished but still with no light of day as it is almost 11pm… All it gets is the light of the moon (which some may say is better). I really liked benchcrafted wagon vise (even a free plug for them) But for what it is I think it’s a bit overpriced (for a vise). Don’t ...

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Shop in the Sky #5: Lathe Table with dust collection

09-09-2011 11:00 PM by EROCK | 2 comments »

Newest addition to the ongoing project is a new table for my mini lathe. I had issues before with chips/dust collecting under the motor, causing it to get extremely hot. My solution to this was to use the table saw dust collection hood that I had laying around and inset it into the table top. I feel this will adequately stop the dust from collecting, as well as cause a stream of cool air to constantly be passing by the motor, causing it to run much cooler. After I get a chance to test o...

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