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Kids Workbench Build #3: Things are starting to come together now.

08-16-2014 06:15 PM by Airframer | 6 comments »

My new apprentice is visiting his grandma this morning so I took advantage of the time to get the top out of the clamps and cleaned up (long planing sessions is an activity he still doesn’t have the patience for lol). I will need to have a serious talk with him on his glueup skills (Ahem.. yep tossing dimes all over the place here).... In “our” rush the other day we glued the top up about as uneven as it would have been humanly possible to do so quite a bit of work was a...

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New State, New Shop #4: Rippin' and Grippin'

04-16-2012 09:10 AM by DrPuk2U | 3 comments »

Well, the wall hasn’t gone up yet – the start got postponed a day or so. And I had time to start ripping down the yellow pine 2×12s This proved interesting, so I thought I would post a short snippet about that. I ran into a frustrating problem so I will probably post this on the forum as well. My plan is to build a big heavy Holtzapffel bench a la Chris Schwartz et al. Supposedly, yellow pine is a good candidate, strong, heavy and relatively cheap. I’ve never us...

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My Roubo Build #5: Top Glue-up (1/4 Sections) & Sizing of the Stretchers

05-13-2010 03:32 PM by naomi weiss | 3 comments »

Well, here are some photos from the first glue up: From Roubo SLumberThe Schwarz said that pine is resinous and resists glue so acetone helps. From Roubo SLumberThe roller idea is the Renaissance Woodworker’s—and i like it! From Roubo SLumber From Roubo SLumberProbably should have waited till it was a bit more dry and firm… Also, i decided to see what could be done with the botched stretchers.From Roubo SLumberCutting 4” off half of my bottom stretchers to make t...

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Building the AskWoodMan Roubo #2: The Materials

08-02-2013 08:20 PM 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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Moxon bench #2: early design thoughts

04-20-2012 02:27 PM by John | 0 comments »

as usual i am doing this backwards designing the bench before the vise. so here’s the plan build a smallish but tall bench for handwork and sharpening make it compatible with a moxon vise i’m calling it my moxon bench this is 36” x 24” – i may go wider and a bit shallower, still deciding…

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The Beginnings of a Workbench

08-22-2012 11:37 AM by nobuckle | 10 comments »

I picked up these pieces of Maple butcher block at my local Habitat for Humanity Restore for $13.91. I plan to use them as the top of my workbench. I want to join them together at the ends to make one long top but I am unsure about how to do it. Any suggestions?

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

08-10-2013 09:34 PM 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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My new assembly table and I are off to a rough start

01-18-2014 09:57 AM by WatchYerFingers13 | 1 comment »

After a long uphill battle with my girlfriend, she has finally decided that I need a small bench/ assembly table at our house. My main bench and all of my tools currently reside on my fathers back porch, But due to my work schedule and time constraints it has become necessary for me to be able to do some work from home. So why a rough start you ask?...Two sheets of 3/4 MDF and one sheet of 1/4 tempered hard board later. Ouch! They slid right out of the back of my SUV directly onto my shi...

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shop jigs/furniture/fixtures #8: wall bench #2 (top finished/center section)

09-26-2014 01:18 AM by Tugboater78 | 9 comments »

Well the other day I finally got some 3/16 hardboard and had the blue box rip it to the 24.25 inches to fit on the top. I put drops of glue in key spots to keep it from moving. I then installed a rip cutoff from my hand tool bench in slow progress, damn nails imbedded/hidden in some have me frustrated. Glued screwed and plugged this to the front edge of the top. I wiped on some Early American stain to pop the grain a bit more, it has lots of figure imho. Fast forward to today. I was up...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #33: Workbench Time [Part 1]

05-17-2015 07:50 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

For a while, I had been working on saw horses with a melamine coated piece of MDF I picked up from the Ikea as-is section. After abusing that thing for 2 years, I figured it was time to embark on a build. My goal for the workbench was to make it as inexpensive as possible. I first thought of going the 2×12 douglas fir route, but opted to liquidate my stash of MDF. The MDF was laminated with Titebond and wood screws across 2 sessions. After finishing the lamination, I double sticke...

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