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Finally building up my own shop! #3: Almost finished the assemble on the workbench!

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Blog entry by oweno posted 05-10-2012 05:03 AM 851 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Many lessons learned the hard way in building this. I broke several lag screws due to too small pilot holes. Also, not having a drill press (or good hand drill skills) is severely hurting my ability to accurately line up the nuts and bolts joinery. One of the top stretcher boards ended up almost 1/4” proud. Good thing I just tuned up my fore plane cause it got a workout (shavings on the floor.) All that’s left is dog holes, clean up the top and fasten it to the leg construction. I got a wooden face vise kit from woodcraft to finish it off. One more good afternoon and I’ll be in business.


Bonus shot: Some 3/16” walnut burl I just came up on.



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BTimmons

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 03:57 PM

Lucky find with the walnut!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 05:17 PM

@ BTimmons: yeah, I got ~20 sheets for 50 cents a piece!

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