Plane rack and First try Workbench

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Project by sawdustmaster posted 09-30-2010 09:01 PM 4424 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rack for my planes. Just made it with scrap ply as I had already spent my allowance on the last few 8/4 maple boards for my workbench. Pictures also included. Yes I realize the workbench needs a ton of planing and sanding but I am still pleased with it for a first try and not using a planer or a jointer. All hand tools. But now I have been granted the excuse to give my wife when I tell her I am now going to buy these tools. “Honey? do you really want your husband to make crappy stuff like this? We have your street cred to think about darling.”

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 10:19 PM

Great job friend! Throw a Jack plane on your bench and then set your Jointer for an even cut, then use a Smoother and you will be good to go. Keep us posted

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 10:39 PM

That is some piece of work you have to complete their my friend but afterwards you feel good about it. Congratulation

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 12:44 AM

I’m tired just looking at the job ahead of you.
Is that top going to be 15 4x’s wide?
going to need some strong friends to lift it.
This is going to be a cool bench.
Please post progress pictures.
(Your plane rack is nice tool.)

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 01:12 AM

The bench is 26” wide and 2.5” thick maple. Going to put a skirt on at least one side of it. Yes help will be required to lift it. Not looking forward to planing off 1/8” to make it flat but thats the way it is. My next bench will have the luxury of having a planer and joiner used on it. Lessons learned i suppose. But the real value is in the satisfaction of making it myself and the value of learing new methods and techniques. Thanks for the comments guys!

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 05:19 AM

Nice, I’m hoping to get started on my workbench soon too…... looking good.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 06:50 AM

I know how much that bench weighs. I just got a 10 ft x 6 ft x 3 in hard maple table. It weighs a tonne. I have the luxury of it being butcher block smooth and just cutting it down to 2 counter tops 1 work bench and 2 miter saw benches.

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#7 posted 10-17-2010 09:27 PM

That looks good.

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Doug McPherson

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#8 posted 06-30-2011 02:49 PM

It’s very cool to see that workbench top in the rough. I’m a bit jealous.

-- DullChiselDoug,

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#9 posted 07-01-2011 12:37 AM

Thanks for noticing Doug. It was so much fun to make and I learned a lot. Makes me want to build another one.

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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