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Project by DocSavage45 posted 12-03-2014 02:04 AM 3326 views 1 time favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Posted a blog on this with longer title. Quoted my Grandfather who said this in regard to ” measure twice cut once” which Norm Abrams often quoted. Added casters to my Hybrid Woodworkers Bench previously posted that I had put different castors on which were not right for the legs and weight of the bench.

Cut the legs at exactly 4 inches. Forgot I needed an inch and a half more. LOL

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Figured a way around that qand added some strength to the legs with a pad.



Thanks for looking, and your comments are always welcome!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 02:09 AM

I think that most of us have made “those” cuts. You did well in compensating for it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 02:10 AM

It’s looking good Tom, and the pads look like part of the build, if you hadn’t mentioned it we would never have known! :)

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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Dave

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 02:25 AM

Who was helping you flip that monster over?
Looking good!
Is it a skate board?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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andyboy

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 02:31 AM

Great to see you are getting busy in that work shop. Hope you have brakes on that vehicle! :)

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 02:32 AM

what a grand benchm i would like to see you roll down a hill on that while you cut some joinery into a delicate box, i think you did a great job and when mistakes are made, you always find a way to fix emm

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 02:37 AM

Looks great Tom well done ,This is going to make your bench easy to move around.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kiefer

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 02:37 AM

Tom got a bench and its going to work just fine .
Could have run those pads right across front to back or did you cut them twice ? LOL
Where is the leg vise is there a plan ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 02:38 AM

Super looking vise!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 02:40 AM

Of course if you had not told us about it no one would have known about the unplanned design modification. But that is the woodworker’s curse. We need to tell our friends about our little mistakes. I think its because coming up with a fix that no one will notice(until we tell them) is as much fun and as challenging as the original piece.

great looking bench!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 12-03-2014 02:41 AM

great save,i need to put casters on my bench to make it mobile.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 12-03-2014 02:43 AM

Monte,

Thanks for the encouragement!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 12-03-2014 02:44 AM

Phil,

I had to think about it a bit!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 12-03-2014 02:44 AM

Phil,

I had to think about it a bit!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 12-03-2014 02:46 AM

Dave,

Saw your post on the spoon. I learned to keep the knife away from my crothch Thanks! LOL!

The first time I turned it over using a 8 ft 2×4. Second time used a leaver and my wife. LOL!

Thanks for looking.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 12-03-2014 02:49 AM

Andy,

There are brakes! LOL! double locking on the non fixed castors! I have some time to be in the shop now that its winter in MN.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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