Plane and level

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Project by kiefer posted 03-11-2014 03:22 AM 1825 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little improvement I thought I would share .
I moved my new bench in place today and thought I better make sure it sits nice and level well it wasn’t anywhere close in that spot so I got thinking what if I move it over there then I have to get the levels again and set it up again .
Well I remembered I had some nice little STABILA LEVELS put away and went looking for them and found them in my wife’s jewelry box .
A little measuring with the caliper confirmed I had a drill bit that was very close in size and three holes later I had the levels installed on both end and on the front of the bench .
This will make it easy to set up nice and level anywhere in the shop and I don’t have to get out the levels ,just plane away on a nice and level bench .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 03:28 AM

Why does it matter if its level?
I only care that my bench sits squarely on the floor, I shim which ever leg needs it with thing wood or old credit cards.

Good luck with your new bench…

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 03:34 AM

I don’t like planig up or down hill or drill holes or chisel on a off level bench or any other work surface it affects my work plus its better for the bench !
Also if someone walks into your shop and sees your bench of level they will wonder what your work will be like ,believe me people notice stuff like that I know my wife does and that scares me .

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 03:35 AM

Cool ides. I have done this in the past on other things. I don’t stand as straight as I use to, so if it’s off a bit it’s level to me. Your always thinking.

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

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 03:39 AM

That is a awesome ideal. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 03:40 AM

Love it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 03-11-2014 06:32 AM

Kiefer, I have no level floors in my shop…hmm, what does that say about me? :-) Did build my bench on a level plane.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 03-11-2014 01:08 PM

Great idea.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 03-11-2014 01:34 PM

Oh yes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 03-11-2014 02:52 PM

Another idea worth stealing! With your permission of course. :0)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 03-11-2014 04:02 PM

You have too be on the level? When I had the pad poured for my shop I requested it level/flat no slope for drainage, kind of handy that cement is self leveling, makes it real nice to build off the floor. But then after a few brandy’s everything looks flat anyways!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 03:16 AM

This bench just keeps getting better!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 03-14-2014 01:20 PM

You have more good ideas in a day Klaus than I’ve had since 1947 and this one is no exception.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 03-16-2014 01:28 AM

Great little post.
very diverse reply’s
I may add some to my bench in the garden, and I have levelling feet fitted as well so I think level is import, even if only stops drill bits rolling off the bench!

Brandy eh I wonder if its the same for Beer?... come to think of it ….after a few beers I keep falling over so maybe its the opposite!!!

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 03-16-2014 01:29 AM

How do you delete a duplicated comment Brandy eh I wonder if its the same for Beer?... come to think of it ….after a few beers I keep falling over so maybe its the opposite!!!

-- Regards Robert

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