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Project by BenDupre posted 05-29-2017 02:16 AM 4111 views 22 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was needing a second bench / assembly table so i threw this together. It’s all pocket screw joinery done with my Porter Cable Quick Jig. Pipe clamp Moxon style vise on the end. Jay Bates style. The T tracks are from Rockler. Picked up the Kreg clamps from there as well. I also got some stops that fit in the tracks i can use as planing stops.

If anyone has a suggestion i am having a little trouble with the screws in the T track. I used # 6 wood screws but they are a little proud. What do tou all usually use inside a T track?

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-29-2017 02:24 AM

1/4-20
& use machine screws, not flathead wood screws

M

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#2 posted 05-29-2017 02:27 AM



1/4-20

M

- Madmark2


THanks. SO the scews securing the T track to the bench are what i was having trouble with …

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#3 posted 05-29-2017 02:58 AM

Really thoughtful and clean beautiful build! An instant favorite.

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#4 posted 05-29-2017 03:28 AM

Nice job on the bench. This should serve you well with a lot of projects.
On occasion. I have had the same trouble with those screws. I just counter sink them a tad and everything is fine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 03:42 AM

This is a nice design and should make life a bit easier in the shop! If I had the room I would make me a copy!
Nicely done Ben!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 07:37 AM

Looking great. Nice bench.

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#7 posted 05-29-2017 11:16 AM

“I threw this together” – you are too modest!

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#8 posted 05-29-2017 01:31 PM

This bench is so nice and very creative. There is a lot of practicality put into this bench that will make it a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 05-29-2017 03:12 PM

Looks really useful.

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#10 posted 05-29-2017 04:12 PM

This is a very clean design and I believe the design concept is going to help solve a dilemma I have with space. It lends it self to being used for multiple tasks and storage. Now, if my attempt looks anywhere near the craftsmanship as your it will be a great thing.

Did you make the vise jaw? What wood did you use, looks like white oak?

Steve.

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#11 posted 05-29-2017 04:31 PM


This is a very clean design and I believe the design concept is going to help solve a dilemma I have with space. It lends it self to being used for multiple tasks and storage. Now, if my attempt looks anywhere near the craftsmanship as your it will be a great thing.

Did you make the vise jaw? What wood did you use, looks like white oak?

Steve.

- SteveMI


Steve thank you. I have a sketchup model if you want it. The vise is a red oak 2×6x48 cut in half and chamfered. If you have a jointer i recommend flattening the inside face of the jaws. Look for Jay Bates Moxon Vise on youtube for tips on building one. One warning. Think ahead about where you put the screws. I drilled through a couple when installing the vise. Kinda ruins a fostner bit.

It’s super simple two side frames joined to two end frames. Two pocket screws in each rail join to stiles. 3 in construction screws join end frames to side frames. The top amd shelf square everything up.

You can laminate a top if you want super heavy and strong or you can do like me and buy a particle benchtop for $15. They work well and are 1-1/8 thick so very stable. And if it gets boogered just replace.

Cabinet is bery basic 1/2 ply box. You can make any combination of drawers as you like. I recommend full extension side glides. They are only $12 a set. The drawer faces are just poplar.

Good Luck

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#12 posted 05-29-2017 07:13 PM

Looks great love the end vice setup

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 06-01-2017 03:43 AM

Awesome, you solved my problem! I built a 40” x 48” assembly table sans vise. Now I know how to add one. I’m thinking about 20” long on the 40” side!
thanks for the post.

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#14 posted 06-09-2017 11:13 AM

Nice and simple but handy. I like it. Keep up the good work.
flint

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#15 posted 01-18-2018 12:44 AM

Nice job. I think I’m going to have to steal this idea :). I’ve been trying to decide what to build for a bench and this just what I was looking for.

-- Wether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right - Henry Ford.

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