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Forum topic by oldhickory posted 01-25-2010 12:12 AM 990 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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oldhickory

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01-25-2010 12:12 AM

I am starting to plan a new work bench, I know there has been a lot of discussion on this topic. The diminsions I am thinking about are 30” x 60” with solid cherry top. What i want in a bench is 2 vises which I have and bench dogs which I currently use. I want T tracks but don’t know how I want them placed in the top with the dogs more to the outside or on the inside of the dogs. I don’t do any specific wood working just dabble in it all love to build cabinets. What is the opions of you all


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#1 posted 01-25-2010 12:43 AM

I built a 2-vise bench last year … see:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18261
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18929

I used t-tracks on the left end (to support a planing stop), and along the back side. I have a couple of fixtures that I made for the back t-track … tool holder and bracket for an outlet strip.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 01:49 AM

That looks really nice I like the T trak, ever thought about putting T trak on top of bench for jigs or do you think they would be a pain in the aaa

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 02:35 AM

I thought about it, but decided it would be more trouble than it is worth.

I can clamp anywhere I want under the bench, and use hold-downs with the dog holes.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 03:18 AM

If you don’t know where you want the t-tracks, how do you know you want them? (Serious question.)

You say you are building a new workbench, which implies you have an old one – what were it’s specific drawbacks/problems?

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 03:32 AM

My old bench is one i had when i worked on cars , I just put a sheet of plywood over the oil. I am ready for a nice bench, don’t know if I really want T trks but thought it might be nice for jigs and being able to square up doors during glue up. Just open for any and all sugestions as I am in the planning stage

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