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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 12-15-2014 12:32 AM 2165 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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got 1.5 hours to work in the shop tonight to enjoy the last of our 45+ temps. I think I’ll be bringing the rest of the bench in to assemble in the basement but we’ll see how this goes. So I worked on getting the leg with the vise in it put together. I had it screwed together but it wasn’t squared. Frustrated, I took all the screws out and started from square one and layer one. Since part F starts the one side, I shimmed the other pieces up level and start putting the first layer together got that squared within an 1/8-1/4 and decided I could glue this layer together to have a solid, square base to work from so I started gluing and clamping.

Everything was going well for a good while – until…. I realized the one part was too high. Frantically tried pulling it apart – no go. Tightbond II had already started to bond. Was able to gently pry apart after I separated the pieces with a chisel. Dabbed a bit more glue on and reset the piece where it needed to go. Whew!

So I continued on from here and got a few more of the smaller pieces on. I’m out of small clamps and I figured the glue needed to set overnight. I cleaned up the runs as best I could and I’ll check things out tomorrow once I can get home and back to it – still a bit surreal being completely done with school.


Ok – had a bit more time to work on this yesterday so a few more pics. Hopefully i fixed the one foot ok. I think I’ll cut an extra C piece and attach it to the other side once the whole leg is together just in case.
So here’s what I did last night – just one more layer but it’s showing the vice spaces lining up pretty decently

just a taaad bit off

too much glue?? naaaah.

And finito! I finished gluing the last ~2 layers last night and it is clamped up in the garage. I know the left side isn’t lined up perfectly but I figure that shouldn’t have anything to do with strength. I’ll add some screws as well. A bit of sanding as well :) I moved the parts for the non-vice leg into the dining room along with the jug of titebond 2 I have left to use.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.



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boxcarmarty

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 01:39 AM

Sweet…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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shipwright

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 06:06 AM

Tell me I’m seeing the third photo wrong please. The curved ends should be curving away from each other so both the top and bottom are flat, right. Don’t worry, you can cut and paste the glued up part and fix it in the remaining layers.

...... or maybe I’m seeing it wrong. BTW, I love your attitude toward this build. You will succeed!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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rhybeka

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 12:28 PM

smh I think you’re seeing it right, Mr. P. I’ll check when I get home tonight – luckily all things can be fixed, right? given enough extra wood and glue ;) So do I take off just the curved part if it’s wrong? ? or the whole board?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 02:08 PM

Sorry about being late to the party…
Read the entire blog, this AM….
Your doing a great job and the reward/workbench will all be worth it!!!
I really wanted to build one, but got a cheapo bench off CL, sooo….

I don’t see how you could go wrong, with Paul’s coaching!!!
The great thing is….
You are learning & improving all sorts of skills and techniques.
As long as there are no catastrophic opp’es….
Learning from minor mistakes IS part of the skill honing journey!!!

Glad your tests, papers and what not are over….
Looking forward to the day that work on your bench is over too.
So you can put it to full use, building projects!!!

Carry on….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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shipwright

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 03:20 PM

Looks like just one layer on the side that faces the wrong way. Even if it’s two, it won’t hurt to patch it. I would leave the piece there since it is glued up, mark the correct line on it, and cut that tip off. Then cut the remaining bit of curved line straight to make adding a little filler piece easier. After you get the next layer in place it will be easy to glue the little filler in place. Since you didn’t cut the (foot? toe?) right off flush with the leg, you won’t lose any strength.

Good luck with the rest.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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rhybeka

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 04:52 PM

@Randy thanks :) I can’t wait too – the debate is if I should move it in in three parts and then assemble it, or just assemble it in the garage and move it down? I”m thinking the first since the top alone is pretty heavy! I still need to cut out for the wagon vice though.

@Paul Thanks Mr. P :) I should be able to get to that tonight since the weather is still decent enough to get glue to dry.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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