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Forum topic by docholladay posted 08-08-2011 11:43 PM 657 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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docholladay

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08-08-2011 11:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: workbench

I have two projects that I want to build for my shop soon. One is a new workbench and the second is a pair of saw benches.

My goals for the new bench will be:

1) Very solid and sturdy. I don’t want it going anywhere unless I want it to.
2) Incorporate some sort of a mechanism that makes it possible to get it on wheels to move it out of the way when needed.
3) It will double as outfeed for my table saw.
4) And this is the one I’m having difficulty with, incorporate some means of storing my saw benches under the bench while still having it moveable (no. 2 above) without having to remove the saw benches from underneath the saw. In other words, the saw benches should not be resting on the floor when stored under the bench.
5) Of course at least one good vise will be included (probably 2) as well as holdfasts and other means to secure material for work.

Other than storing the saw benches, I don’t want anything else underneath the bench. If found the hard way (see my previous bench that is now my lathe stand at http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30063) that you need some open space under the bench top to allow for clamping and securing work pieces to a bench top. I’m thinking that, although, I probably need the bench more, I probably should build the saw benches first just for the purpose of helping to figure out that accomodation when building the bench. If any of you guys have ideas that might be helpful, please chime in.

Thanks,

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc


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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 11:46 PM

Any reason not to put a saw till on the wall? No space?

Any thoughts on plans for your saw benches? I have desires to build some. I’m thinking the ones from Jim Tolpin’s book….

http://www.amazon.com/New-Traditional-Woodworker-Tool-Skill/dp/1440304289/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312839983&sr=8-1

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 11:59 PM

My saw till will be on the wall. I only want to incorporate some means of storing the saw benches (qty 2) under the bench. As for the saw till, see my latest blog about my shop overhaul (http://lumberjocks.com/docholladay/blog/24802). I will probably start building the saw till this weekend. I’ve put some sketches together as to how I want it to look and work. As for my saw bench, I am looking at these two ideas (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/46271 and http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8833) and haven’t decided just yet.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 12:35 AM

I belive there are plans on the net for the one by Mike (Chris Schwarz Plan ). The ones by tolpin have straight legs on one side that can be used to rip boards where the saw goes between the two benches.

http://books.google.com/books?id=tyh0I71Yi8gC&pg=PA164&lpg=PA164&dq=tolpin+sawbench&source=bl&ots=qRdH_bJTJG&sig=-ZeM3tpZSGK5Yr6-xjcImlGRBzg&hl=en&ei=EmRATtPrO8iKsQKn-oQ7&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 03:06 AM

Sounds like a good idea.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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