Workbench Build #2: Benchtop ready for glueup

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Blog entry by Brian Gulotta posted 07-12-2016 04:52 PM 617 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Benchtop in progress Part 2 of Workbench Build series Part 3: Top and Legs »

I finished planing the remaining 5 boards today. Top is ready for glue. Just waiting on the rest of my clamps to arrive!!!

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#1 posted 07-12-2016 05:02 PM

Looking good!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 07-12-2016 06:26 PM

Can never have too many clamps! I had to buy some longer lengths of pipes when I built my bench to clamp on the End Caps. Bench is coming together nicely.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Brian Gulotta

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#3 posted 07-12-2016 07:00 PM

Thanks Guys!!! You definitely can never have too many clamps. Andre, I was just thinking of putting a clamp on each end cap to help keep things aligned during glue up. Let me know of any other helpful hints you guys ran into when building your benches.

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#4 posted 07-12-2016 09:51 PM

It’s a memorable process for each woodworker. Yours is looking good so far. A custom built bench is so helpful. What made you go with pipe clamps vs another type?

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Brian Gulotta

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#5 posted 07-13-2016 12:05 AM

No particular reason I went with pipe clamps. Just what I had on hand. One of these days I’ll get me some of those fancy parallel clamps.

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