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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #23: Workbench Modifications & Additions

03-31-2015 02:18 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

I made about 10 half inch deep cuts to remove most of the waste wood for the groove. My white pine 1X2 saw guide and clamps. Here is the 1-1/2” wide by 1/2” deep groove the length of the top board. I can’t believe how good it looks! I made and used my “poor man’s router” that Paul Sellers talks about in one of his videos. It is a poor man’s router made poorly by me. But it worked well enough to get the bottom of the groove flat. I’ll ha...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #21: Finishing Up Saw Bench/Saw Horse No. 2

03-23-2015 02:39 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Making up a bunch of oak dowel pegs. I use my old Delta belt/disc sander to clean-up the splinters and chamfer the ends of the dowels. Those oak splinters are a big pain! Oak dowels come in all colors! I keep the sets together and use them on the same joints as much as possible. Second upright on Saw Bench/Saw Horse No. 2 was out of square by 1/4” (diagonal measurements) – after removing the 48” pipe clamps, this is the resulting diagonal measurements: I c...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #20: Moving Workbench Slab

03-21-2015 01:49 PM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Some photos of my workbench slab after getting a friend from work to help me move it from my upstairs apartment living room into my garage. (Well, actually, he just heaved it up on his shoulder and carried it for me. I’m SO out of shape! Thanks dude! I did make him a good deal on one of my 75” walnut slabs though, so it worked out well.) I have a lot of work to do in getting this top surface flat and relatively smooth. Airplane runway view. You sure can tell where I DIDN&...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #19: Saw Bench/Saw Horse No. 2 - Layout & Beginning Cuts

03-19-2015 10:49 PM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Straight cuts done fairly quickly, cleanly, and accurately now – becoming second nature. Needed to to shave off a bit more than I wanted to deal with using a chisel, so I am using my mitre/back saw to dissect this “whisper” of a shaving. Thinnest sliver I’ve ever re-sawn before. Oops! Almost messed up! Got be careful with layout & marking. More marks – I’ve gone to marking waste with an “X” even when it’s so obvious, just i...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #18: Gluing Up The Feet

03-17-2015 04:36 AM by ruddhess | 3 comments »

Here is a shot of the upright posts in their “sandwich” mortises. Left side: C-clamps do the job. Right side: Pittsburgh bar clamps and one C-clamp. Almost complete. Front and back upright assemblies are skewed by about 3/16”. It’s beautiful wood though! And the top rails are dead even in height.

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #17: Putting On The Feet

03-16-2015 04:58 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Here I am cutting out a chunk of wood from one side of the “feet” boards. It’s so much easier to chip out waste if there are smaller wafers standing. This reminds me somehow of piano keys. One side almost done. Just a little more fitting and then glue and dowel pins. Have to trim a bit on this one side of one of the upright posts to get the two boards to close together at the back. Fuzzy picture from the front. And the ‘feet’ for the right sid...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #16: Oak Dowels in Screw Holes

03-14-2015 01:14 AM by ruddhess | 3 comments »

From my “bunk bed” screws holding the rails on while the glue dries overnight, to 5/16” oak dowels glued in enlarged holes. Here are four more pins for the next rail. Gluing up the top rail now using new HF 1/2” pipe clamps. At first I didn’t think they were going to work. The back clamp wanted to slide badly. But after I took some Coleman stove fuel to the pipes to remove much of that gummy, waxy finish they worked brilliantly. They are a little bit heavy,...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #15: Rabbet Joints - Well Underway

03-13-2015 02:57 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Cutting dados for stretchers. I finally sharpened my new Kobalt 5/8” chisel and I am taking my time removing the waste. Also being real careful not to cut below the mark on depth. All cut for one side of one horse and laying on the work surface (uprights are on the wrong side – it fit much better with them switched to the correct side (reversed). Stretchers fit nicely. Gaps aren’t too big or wide. Good for saw bench/saw horse. And it stands up on it’...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #14: Transition from Dovetails to Rabbet Joints

03-13-2015 01:44 AM by ruddhess | 2 comments »

If thy dovetail offend thee, cut it off! I decided to not use these dovetails that I have been practicing on. I read on two different articles that you should practice on scrap wood and not on your project (which is what I have been doing). Plus, I want the joints to reflect a similar quality/skill level as the rest of the project. So, I am “ditching” these dovetail pieces and transitioning to rabbet joints (not as strong, not as “flashy”, but adequate) with oak dow...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #13: Dovetail Saga - Dovetail Number Four

03-13-2015 01:25 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Pic of the tails (I’ve miss designated some of the other pictures in DT 2 & 3 I think – calling them tails when they were actually pins – doh!) on the second top piece. More tails – this piece really has a lot of resin in the knots – smells good, but gums up my saw a lot. The resin makes the wood almost translucent. Had to trim a shave off the pins to make it fit right. That’s a sliver for sure – all done with an old Stanley back saw &...

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