A journey into the workshop. #6: The workbench is almost complete.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-16-2009 04:24 AM 1505 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Improvements, mistakes, and where did that blood come from? Part 6 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 7: The thought process so far on the bench. Veering away from the instruction video or sheet. »

My workbench, as of 9/15/09

There it sits, proudly in nearing completion glory. And it is almost usable! The dog holes, lower shelf, sanding, and finishing are all that is left to complete this project.

View length wise down the top.

I wasn’t sure I should post this one. The twist you see is an optical illusion. I have checked it with straight edges, levels, you name it. This thing is dead flat…

Vise with wood faces and dog holes.

My Central Forge 9” quick release vise fitted with wooden faces, and bench dog holes. Yes the back face of the vise is uneven. I am considering taking it back to Harbor Freight. Looks like a screwy casting to me. I guess I will see if it impacts anything.

The quick release works very well.

The quick release works very well. Making me wonder if I really should take the thing back or just deal with it…

Close up of lower stretchers.

As you can see, the lower stretchers did not get the slots cut into them that the uppers did. I REALLY wanted to flush mount the lower shelf…

That’s it for now. More to come soon!

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 06:22 AM

coming along nicely

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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