More uses from my Bessey assembly blocks

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Project by Bricofleur posted 10-11-2010 12:26 AM 4460 views 32 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To maximize my Bessey assembly blocks, I cut hardwood strips so they would slip into the upper grooves, up to the top of the blocks. I also made a bracket to hang them from, on the wall french cleats cut at 45°.

As shown, they are useful when crosscuting with my portable circular saw without risking damaging my workbench, with complex glue ups like these drawers’ bottoms, raise workpieces easily when using vise-clamps to assemble pocket hole joints.

They also are handy to support a temporary plywood platform when I’m working at the lathe.

To get all those benefits, one can make it’s own blocks also.



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#1 posted 10-11-2010 12:30 AM

Smart Idea. Thanks Serge.

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 12:44 AM

Why did I never think of that…..I owe you one bro….

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#3 posted 10-11-2010 12:55 AM

You’re about one of the most generous on giving out great ideas here on LJ.

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#4 posted 10-11-2010 01:01 AM

Thanks guys.

GMman – I give as much as I get here on LJ.



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#5 posted 10-11-2010 01:18 AM



Very cool idea !

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#6 posted 10-11-2010 01:56 AM

As always great ideas you come up with. Man your Shop is clean I’m Jealous….LOL Look fwd to seeing more thx for the post!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-11-2010 03:48 AM

Clever. Thanks for the tip. I can see from your pictures, that like me, a man never has enough clamps!

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#8 posted 10-11-2010 05:03 AM

Hi Brico,

Very clever.
Especially like the idea of raising things off the bench to have clamp room.

Thanks for sharing. jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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#9 posted 10-11-2010 05:51 AM

great ideas!!! thanx

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#10 posted 10-11-2010 06:06 AM

I live in and apt now, and do my work on the porch and outside so I will use this.

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#11 posted 10-11-2010 06:13 AM

Good show Serge

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#12 posted 10-11-2010 06:17 AM

Yet another brilliant idea from you :)

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#13 posted 10-11-2010 07:50 AM

So many great ideas so little time… thanks for yet another great idea…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 10-11-2010 08:23 AM

Another great idea Serge.
Thank you!

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#15 posted 10-11-2010 06:43 PM

Hello Serge

Another very good and ingenious idea and use of your bessey assembly blocks

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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