Long awaited update to my workbench series
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Location: Chantilly, Virginia
I am a software engineer doing amateur woodworking as a hobby in my spare time. My wife and I have worked out a budget where we each get $20 a month for clothing and $20 a month for "Fun Money" (spend on whatever you want without needing to consult spouse). I have no need for any more clothing right now, so I get $40 for "Fun Money". Usually all of that goes toward something woodworking related.
I have been absorbing as much woodworking knowledge as I can from any source that I can find. As I have now acquired enough tools to do something useful, we'll see if I can put what I've learned to use!
-- Josh, Virginia , http://crossgrain.wordpress.com
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|commented on||Workbench #3: Leg assemblies||09-23-2011 at 12:00 PM|
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I have a new post on my blog regarding some unexpected shop time this weekend where I made a sawhorse, crosscut sled, and got a dry-fit of the second leg assembly for my workbench:http://crossgrain.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/weekend-shop-time/
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 ba...
I have now completed the benchtop. Two key parts dictated dimensions and part locations: the countertop that I picked up from Ikea, and the large front vise from Lee Valley. Here is the countertop – solid beech: There was a small gap ...