|Project by Egor||posted 09-04-2012 02:55 AM||2539 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
I have been kind of a lurker around here and finally at the point of my new basement shop being set up. I love seeing everyones projects and enjoy everyones helpfullness. With that said time to start projects.
I have always wanted to learn and do woodworking projects. LJ has been a big help and inspiration for me to do so. One of my hobbies is building traditional bows. Both all wood bows and laminated wood/fiberglass bows.
I needed a new bench for glueing up the laminations and assembly the bow parts to be put into the form. I have been working off a plastic table and finally got around to building me a bench last week. It is just a basic bench 8’ L and 24” deep. I did build a torsion box top for it. Wanted to get some practice making a torsion box top before I build another assembly table for other projects incorporating a torsion box. After glueing up the laminations and putting them in a form they go in a hot box to cure the epoxy. The heat is generated just using light bulbs. I have a thermostat wired inline that keeps the temp between 150 and 180 degrees so it doesn’t over cook the bow. Also have a timer wired inline and set to 6 hours. I built the hot box to fit under the bench. Put some swivel casters on it, rolls out and under real easy. Fits perfect under the bench. Has 3/16” clearance on the sides and 3/4” on top. I needed a handle on the lid and used a arrow I made to be used as a bow rack I had lying around. I put 3 brick pavers in the bottom to act as a counter balance when the lid is open so it doesn’t tip over.
Again, love seeing everyones work here. I plan on adding more projects in the future. Brock
-- Brock, Illinois