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Workbench #4: I cheated

12-20-2016 01:57 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 8 comments »

I didn’t stare at my pile of lumber much before I started thinking about how long it was going to take to hand plane to dimension. Based on the limited time I get to do this stuff it would take me weeks, if not months, to complete. I really do enjoy using the hand planes, but gee, I’d like to actually make the bench so that I can use it to make other things. I thought about my options for a little, then bought a DeWalt 735X thickness planer. Amazon’s $475 price was the lo...

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Workbench build #4: Coming together.

12-18-2016 12:21 AM by curliejones | 2 comments »

I’ve been at this for much of the last 3 weeks and have a bit to go to reach what I’ll call completion. There’s lots of benches built to suit one style or another, albeit English/Nicholson, Roubou, and I researched benches ad nauseum to come up with a hybrid design I can call my own. One side of the bench has an apron for stabilizing the legs and the other side has a tenon through the thick top, as well as a bottom stretcher – sorta kinda maybe French/Roubou-ish. I li...

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Workbench #3: Sorting the wood

12-12-2016 02:03 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 4 comments »

My 2×4 Burrill “white fir” lumber has been drying in the basement: all of it for a week, some of it for 2+. I bought a moisture meter to measure the wood moisture and see much of it in the 5-8% range and some of it 10%. Comparing to other scraps in the basement that seem to have that same range, so I’m guessing that’s good—I should probably cut a few pieces to check inside better, though. Anyway, most of the boards are still quite straight but a few have dev...

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Workbench #2: Wood selected

12-05-2016 08:59 PM by Dan Wolfgang | 2 comments »

I’ve made a few more visits to Home Depot and combed through pallets of Burrill 2×4s. I was a little surprised how quickly HD seems to sell through them: over 1-1/2 weeks my local store sold four pallets worth of those 2×4s. I looked through almost all of them, so if my math is right I probably checked 1000+ 2×4s and ended up picking out 44 of them. I found a number of them that are 100% knot-free. Many have a large knot-free area, and most that do have knots are live and...

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Workbench #1: Getting ready to build my first workbench

12-01-2016 01:55 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 7 comments »

I’m very excited to say I’m going to build a workbench in the near future. Last week, I decided to start on a necklace rack for my wife. I have a piece of cherry that I could resaw and use to make a panel for it and I thought it’d look great. But, that piece of cherry has quite a bit of twist to it I would need to plane out. No problem, but… sigh. I really, really enjoy using my (small but growing) collection of hand planes, but really don’t have a good surfac...

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Reclaimed Workbench

11-18-2016 02:56 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

View on YouTube Hi folks! So this past weekend I turned a bunch of free industrial pallets into a new workbench! I still have to add a vice and some shelving down below, but the main bench is finished!

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Old Danish hobby workbench - croissants, espresso and beer...

11-14-2016 12:21 AM by mafe | 28 comments »

Old Danish hobby workbenchcroissants, espresso and beer… No into needed, so let’s jump right into the story: This blog starts in my small kitchen back home. So it could be about croissants and espresso or a few of my handmade knifes… Or of friends like Flemming that show up and bring joy in my life. I’ll give you a clue, if you did not read the headline… My friend Flemming left, so we will talk about the stranger in the kitchen…Yes I guess...

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Building my Workbench #6: Do these sticks make my slab look flat?

11-10-2016 01:22 PM by HokieKen | 3 comments »

Oh dear… What is he doing? Is this the second entry in a single week? Yes, yes it is :-) I got a couple of free hours last night so decided to sneak in a little bench work. I decided I was going to flatten the slab I glued up over the weekend. But wait, aren’t you supposed to wait until the bench is done to flatten it? Well, yes. And I didn’t completely flatten it, that will be when I finish the build. But, my thinking is that this is the bulk of my top. Once I di...

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Building my Workbench #5: It's Knot So Bad

11-07-2016 12:50 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

I HAD come to enjoy hand planing immensely. The tool itself is brilliant and elegant in it’s simplicity and effectiveness. Restoring old planes and fettling them is a relaxant for me. I delight in taking a smoother and bringing a board to a finish that is flatter and feels smoother to the touch than one that has been sanded. I enjoy taking a jack or a router and curling off whisper thin shavings until an edge shows dead square to its reference face and there’s no sliver of lig...

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Building my Workbench #4: Breaking Wind

10-31-2016 12:45 PM by HokieKen | 1 comment »

You guys thought I’d forgotten about the blog didn’t you? Well never fear, here is yet another exciting and timely entry! ;-) Due to some family issues the last month, I’ve had very limited shop time. I finally got a chance to get started this weekend. So, I cut the first beam to rough length and went to work flattening it. I scrubbed one face until it looked flat enough and ran it through the planer taking light passes to flatten the opposite face. I was feeling goo...

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