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Woodshaver Tony C style bench, retracting casters

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Project by Shamb3 posted 07-07-2018 10:33 PM 1377 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking to make a new assembly / out-feed cart / bench for my saw. I need everything on wheels in the garage. I liked the bench Tony made so went for a similar design. Tony’s Bench http://lumberjocks.com/projects/325409

My bench is 30” wide, a little under 35” tall and 60” long.
I made a 2 1/2” top. 2 12” and 1 6” sections.
The middle 6” is unattached for now so I can remove for clamping if I want to.

I used 1/2” plumbing and bolts for the axle.
I used 3/4” PVC and washers for bushings.

Future plans. Add a vise and dog holes.
Add a fold out wing for when i need more support at the saw.
Add storage underneath.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 07-07-2018 10:52 PM

Awesome Bench Shamb3! This bench should serve you weill. The bench looks very sturdy and I like the metal center shaft and handle better than my wooden one. But if my center shaft breaks I’ll go with your idea!
Nicely done!
Tanks for the kudos!

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

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 07-08-2018 05:51 AM

Nice bench, very nice for the small shop where you need to make it all disappear.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 07-09-2018 12:22 AM

Nice job on the bench Shamb. Tony came up with a cool idea with the retractable system. Having move ability like this is very handy. Tony will be proud of you. Are you planning on applying a finish to it soon?

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

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Shamb3

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#4 posted 07-09-2018 02:35 AM

I am not sure what finish would be good on a do it all bench. It definitely needs something in case glue gets on it.

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#5 posted 07-09-2018 03:20 AM

Shamb3,
I put a few coats of Waco Danish oil on my bench. You can also use boiled Linseed oil.

Hey Dave… Thanks for the kudos! It was nice seeing someone take this good idea and making it work in their shop. This is not a simple bench to build by any means. Shamb3 did a really nice job getting this done! I’m proud and i know Shamb3 is proud also!

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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 07-09-2018 07:10 PM

I put two coats of 1 part mineral spirits and 3 parts BLO on my bench first. It dries quicker that way and lets the oil soak in deeper. Then I applied as Tony said a coat of Danish. Nothing soaks in or sticks to it after that.

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

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