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Milkman's Workbench in European Beech and Maple

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Project by Therockingestlobster posted 05-09-2015 11:49 PM 2732 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chris Schwarz’ design from Popular Woodworking 204.

-- Write drunk, edit sober. -EH





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Andre

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#1 posted 05-10-2015 03:19 AM

Now that is something I have never seen before, how is it attached to the bench? Welcome to LJs.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Therockingestlobster

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#2 posted 05-10-2015 03:58 AM

Angle iron is screwed to the portable workbench which is then clamped to any flat surface. It turns any table or countertop into a workbench with a vice and a good spot for dovetailing.

-- Write drunk, edit sober. -EH

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#3 posted 05-10-2015 05:53 AM

I love that the portable bench is attached to a regular bench. Nice job. Any travel plans for the milkman?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 05-10-2015 06:30 AM

Haha yes but that bench doesn’t have a vise or any way to secure a board for dovetailing… until now! If I remember right it’s called the milkmans bench because it was modeled after a similar antique bench that belonged to a milkman.

-- Write drunk, edit sober. -EH

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#5 posted 05-10-2015 11:31 AM

rad457 see Christopher Schwarz’s demonstration

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#6 posted 05-10-2015 12:27 PM

That looks so cool. You did a nice job on that. How did you cut the threads?

Thanks,
Charlie

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#7 posted 05-10-2015 12:32 PM

It’s a very nice bench. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 05-10-2015 05:34 PM

Clean looking job. I don’t know how you guys finish projects this is another on of those builds I have everything rough cut and made my screws and then it has set collecting dust since that point (so essentially a few weeks after the issue you referenced).

How did you cut the threads? I used a wood threading kit bought from Woodcraft. Worked rather well after spending a little time with the V cutter and soaking my dowel in mineral oil but still think I would like a cleaner thread than I ended up with the maple I used.

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