Bench 2.0

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Project by EMFritz posted 08-03-2015 04:39 AM 1405 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Spent this weekend refabing my basic workbench. the bench was my first project when I started woodworking and wasn’t able to build it to the standards I would like. I am slowly improving on that.

i added an additional 1/2 inch to the top which gives me a nice new flat surface and I left space at the back for a tool well and spot for my tool rack.

The Bulk of this upgrade was installing a recessed Face vise. I used a pipe clamp and some Ash left over from a project that is ongoing. It sets like a dream and has a ton of holding power. It is still racking a bit but I am going to add an additional guide rod on the other side. I used all hand tools so I had to go a bit larger on the diameter of the hole for the pipe as I didn’t have an auger bit the perfect size. All in all I am extremely happy. Total I spent about $30 and used some scrap from around the shop. I purchased 2 new bar clamps and the next upgrade will be a bar clamp tail vise and some dogs.

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#1 posted 08-03-2015 11:40 PM

Great use of some Birch Plywood. Laminating them together should provide all the strength and stability one will ever need.

Well done.

-- Brad, Texas,

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