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Nicholson Bench #1: Getting started

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Blog entry by mpmitche posted 1055 days ago 1286 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last night I started working on my workbench. I’m roughly following the Schwarz’s plan from his workbench book (which I really enjoyed). I only had a few minutes between other projects but had time to sharpen my xcut panel saw and then xcut the legs and end braces from BORG 2×12’s. Next will be to rip them down; I may need to sharpen my rip saw as well but at least it is a full length 5 ppi rip saw. The short xcut saw cuts well but a few more inches of length would make a big difference.

-- Mike, Western New York



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1055 days ago

sounds like a good start

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 1055 days ago

Getting ready to start mine also so I’ll be very interesting in this blog. By the way, what does BORG mean?

-- Bryan

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#3 posted 1055 days ago

Love the look of the Nicholson. I’m planning on one myself, though I’m probably not going to angle the legs like Schwarz did. Not that it really matters, because any Nicholson is an awesome looking bench. Can’t wait to see some pics.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#4 posted 1054 days ago

@Bsmith: BORG typically means Big Orange Retail Giant, but also gets to mean Big Old Retail Giant. Basically, any large home center like Lowe’s or Home Depot.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#5 posted 1051 days ago

I accomplished a little more tonight making most of the rip cuts for the legs and stretchers. And yes, by BORG I meant Home Depot (Big Orange). I always assumed it was also a Star Trek allusion and is why I say it that way.

-- Mike, Western New York

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