|Project by ToddE||posted 12-30-2008 04:31 AM||2877 views||12 times favorited||16 comments|
I took the advice from everyone else that has built one of these and finally did it. It took everything I had to push the old 4×6 assembly table out to another section of the shop. But, I have long looked forward to having a bench I could do more planing and card scraping on, as my other bench didn’t have any dogs or vices.
I made this one 8’ long. Most of the other guys had theirs about 6’, but my friend is going to need a couple doors built, so I figured I would just make mine 7’ something right from the git go.
I did a couple different things to mine, the entire base is made of 2×6 instead of a 2×8 and a 2×3 and I have two 2×6 stretchers instead of 1 2×8. I also glued biscuits in the table top and glued them together instead of screwed them. I honestly just didn’t feel like drilling more pilot holes for more screws. This thing is rock solid and I am very excited to use it. Thanks for all the postings from the other guys that had built one of these. That’s why I love this place so much! Take care, and God Bless!
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