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Project by Airframer posted 01-21-2013 07:13 PM 1582 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second wood working project. I learned a lot from my drill press table build and I am happy with how this turned out.

I’m going to post a build blog about this but basically it is 4 8’ construction grade 2×4’s and 2 pine stair treads for the top.

Cost around $30 and a few hours of work. Finish is just a quick coat of poly on the top to seal it up some.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"





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#1 posted 01-21-2013 07:30 PM

Great. You’ll use it to death. Oh, and Welcome to LJs!

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 07:47 PM

Looks good that should last you for some time.

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 10:21 PM

Careful, workbenches and hand planes are slippery slopes. Once you have one your already thinking about the next one you need…..;-)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 04:38 AM

Funny that you should mentioned hand planes.. I had to use one for the first time ever on this build to get the seam between the 2 stair treads flush. Let me just say that there is a steep learning curve and that it isn’t as easy as it looks on PBS! I must have removed half an inch of material before I finally got a good joint!

But, now I want more of them and already have plans for a bigger roll away bench ;-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 03:52 AM

Oh, but it’s worth it. Once you learn how to sharpen, read grain, and rip ribbon shavings…..you’ll be hooked. Currently I’m restoring some old stanleys (info from rexmill.com) and loving it. I have a few veritas, but they can be spendy. Pre wwII plane work well once tuned. Most of can be picked up cheap. I’ll be posting my latest bench soon. Just glued the top today.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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