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Forum topic by Sheepdisease posted 01-17-2013 09:29 PM 1170 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2013 09:29 PM

Hello all. I am creating a workbench for my mitre saw, which doubles as an extended length workbench for woodworking.

The top of the bench has a surface which is 315cm long and approx. 60cm deep. The bit which goes between the slope and the longer side on the left is where the mitre saw sits flush.

I have already put the frame together and it is fairly sturdy (just a little bit of movement when I push it around in the same manner it would be when planing something. I am planning to put more supports in to minimise this.

I need to know what top to use on it. It needs to be pretty robust so that I can hammer things on it without worrying, but flat and straight enough to run wood through the mitre saw without worrying about it being level.

I would post pictures but conditions aren’t ideal in the garage at the moment to take photos.

I also need to know what wood to use for any faces and areas which I may use clamps on.

Finally, what wood is best used in vices?

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 10:18 AM

Go to this forum and try asking.

Otherwise I’d say most hardwoods for vise chops. Mine are made of ash. You don’t need anything to crazy unless you have a really big vise. As far as where you are clamping hopefully you don’t have to clamp so hard that you are worried about marring your bench because than you may be marring your workpiece too. That forum will give you much better and quicker answers.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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