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Workbench Build #39: Stretchers and Shelf

378 days ago by Airframer | 5 comments »

Now that I have a list I suppose I have no excuse not to at least attempt to finish this thing. So this week I got started on list item #1… The stretchers. I had originally planned to build them out of the same ceder that the legs are made from but changed my mind in the name of weight and durability. So I rummaged through my pile of oak cut offs left from the top and found a slab just the right length for the long stretchers. I figured I would figure out what to do about the sh...

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Planning, Opening Thoughts

382 days ago by rrlenhart | 9 comments »

So after seriously getting in to woodworking this past year, I’ve discovered that I really enjoy using hand tools. I like the element of the significant physical activity that is associated with hand saws, planes, card scrapers, etc. I think it’s great that one can “get a workout” while woodworking and doing something that they truly enjoy. Perhaps there is something about knowing that your hard work went in to an item that you have built that makes it that much more p...

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Workbench Build #38: Final Assembly of the Top...

383 days ago by Airframer | 9 comments »

I couldn’t wait till tomorrow to put the top together. This did not go without it’s fair share of oh sh#t moments one of which almost had me starting the whole thing over almost.. But I’m getting ahead of myself.. I had planned to use pegs instead of bolts. I am trying to keep the number of mechanical fasteners to a minimum on this so lets have a go at it.. Marked out the location of the peg holes and drilled just the end caps.. Then fitted them and marked th...

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shop/shed? gotta make some room #2: state of the "shop"

383 days ago by Tugboater78 | 4 comments »

Missing some potential updates here but lost pics and time so here is a half arsed tour of my building now. Acquired some new toys recently and some “furniture”. Maybe I can produce something now on a semi regular basis, and not have the weather determine my progress on projects. Lookin at the front door. Immediate right, it’s a mess, still sorting/organizing stuff. hat’s 400 ft of tugboat extension cord hanging up there i gotta get around to cutting into smalle...

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Workbench Build #37: Finishing up the Toolwell... All downhill from here.. I think..

383 days ago by Airframer | 12 comments »

We last ended with the second dovetail and the end caps mortised for the tool well ends. After a week of no progress in the shop I finally had some time this weekend to get something done. To start I needed to cut the remaining dovetails so I would know where the dados should stop to not be seen on the out side of the bench. I am sooooo glad this is over with. I would love to say I got better with each one but I really didn’t. I did learn something new on each one but the mista...

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Building the AskWoodMan Roubo #2: The Materials

391 days ago by AccidentalNinja | 2 comments »

Side Rails will be redwood 2×6 and a 2×4 glued up. Wasn’t my first choice but I did have the wood already. If I beat up the tops that bad.. I’ll probably just glue one some hardwood… or… make another one. :) I found 2 of these beams in the dumpster at my work. These will be my legs. They measure about 8.5 inches wide by 2 3/8… they were 42 inches long. First cut into one of the beams… Wow.. looks very pretty… almost wish I wasnt u...

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Building the AskWoodMan Roubo #1: Everyone Starts somewhere

392 days ago by AccidentalNinja | 6 comments »

First post…. I’ve been a lurker here for a long time and figured its time to start doing something. I’ve gone through several versions of half-assed workbenches. I think I’ve finally decided to put in some work on decent one. I have a few criteria that needed to be met for this new project.- I’m working in 1 bay of a 3 car garage, the smaller the footprint, the better, but I still want it to be useful-I use a EurekaZone tracksaw system so I’d like to be...

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The Workbench #1: Arriving upon the scene

396 days ago by debianlinux | 0 comments »

It all began in the beginning where most things begin; maybe everything does but I like to leave room for error since I am very prone to those. In the beginning were those men in my life who were for all practical purposes expert craftsmen whether it be wood working, machining or mechanics. As I grew up amidst these time honored tradesmen I developed an acute sense of disdain for those things which required forethought, patience and hard work to achieve. Growing up on a tobacco farm where the...

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Workbench Build #35: Endcap Part Deux....

398 days ago by Airframer | 6 comments »

Now that the wagon vise is sorted out and functioning quite well I might add (am having too much fun with it right now tbh).. Last night after work (1am.. pretty sure my neighbors hate me right now) I decided to go ahead and make the 1” dog for the vise. Fairly straight forward. Sanded the 1” dowel slightly to give it a smooth fit (using the vise to do it no less :D ) Then cut to length, cut an angled notch at the top and then used my 1/4” chisel to cut a grove d...

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Workshop #1: Benchtop for new workbench

401 days ago by Jason W. Fudge | 2 comments »

I decided that I wanted another workbench. I already have the wood workbench from HF that I picked up on sale for about 100 bucks a few years ago. That was a great purchase. But I have outgrown it and now need a larger one. Given that I’m in the military and will probably be moving in a few years I have been thinking about how I wanted to make the base. I came up with a simple, yet effective solution. Use my heavy duty storage racks. Later I might add cabinets, but for now, just t...

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