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Arlin Eastman

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258 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource ash walnut cherry chisel clamp jointer plane sander tablesaw finishing joining sanding traditional

I went from a 2 1/2 car garage at my old house and moved into my father in laws house to help him and he passed away last October.
His garage is 1 car and with all my stuff it is very stuffed for sure.

I need a work bench in the worst way, however, I did not need one to take up more floor space. So I came up with an Idea.

This is the underpart of the bench 60lx32wx1 1/2t and will be adding 1 1/4 hard wood to the top of it.

Now I am planing down the bench with a #6 Stanley (I pull the plane towards me). I saved two of the shavings (.016) and (.002) inbetween two boards to keep them flat to take pictures of. However, my sweetheart cleaned part of the garage and threw them away and restacked the wood.

I figure this will take me about 2 months to complete. Any I ideas or suggestions are very welcome.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.


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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 257 days ago

Good thinking Arlin.
Have you considered using a pulley to raise it to the
roof when not in use?
Just a thought
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 257 days ago

well one thing is, you gained a bench top , but lost your table saw, will your blade rise up through that thing…lol..could not resist arlin…its looking flat, to bad you cant hang it from the ceiling, and just lower it , but i guess that would be a bit much…good start though…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 257 days ago

Well guys I already bought the hardware.

It will be a susprise in the next few weeks. :)

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 257 days ago

Good luck on the project

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 257 days ago

Good idea!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 257 days ago

Thanks my friends.

I had alot of stuff I am using from my hunting days I will be useing and alot of other stuff I just had in junk drawers where I had to dig it up. I think everyone will be susprised. And hopefully make one of their own.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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lew

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#7 posted 257 days ago

Cool idea, Arlin!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Arlin Eastman

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#8 posted 256 days ago

I should tell you the tablesaw is not part of the workbench. I had no other place to start it with and this was somewhere I could do glue up and also clamp the top down to plane.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 256 days ago

now you tell me ARLIN….and i thought you were trading your saw in for a super strong base…LOL, good thing you clamped it down, i bet things get to rocking with that big ole plane….gee, that would make a great cheese slicer…lol,,,just remember that it was my idea….lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 256 days ago

Grizz

I used the #6 because of the weight and it allows me to pull it easier. I have a #7 and #8 for letting Vets use them, however, they are to big for me to use. I also like a #3 and #2 for the little stuff.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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mafe

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#11 posted 254 days ago

Good thinking.
I would also raise it to the ceiling.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Arlin Eastman

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#12 posted 253 days ago

Here are some updates.

I had my wife and brother in law helping. I glued up 2 2×8x4’s together and inbetween I glued up 2 1×8x4’s together to get a thickness of 4 1/2” thick. I then after letting the glue set up for 24 hours I marked 4 studs on the wall and made a center line on the wood.
I attached the wood to the wall with 5” bolts in 3 places making it 9 solid anchors in the wall. I then put 2 2×4’s at an L angle of 6” to let the bench rest on it so I could put the hinges on both the table and wall.

Here it is all attached to the wall.

I attached it the short way so I could access the bench on both long sides. I also glued a Vise (I do not remember what the wood vise is called) to the end of the bench.

More later this week.

Today I celabrated my 30th Anniversity with my wife and we were going to go to alot of places, however, I could only make it to the Cheesecake Factory (She picked it out) to eat and I was to sore and feeling ill to do anymore. However, we will be going out tomarrow to finish it up.

Thank you to all my friends out there who supported me the last 2 years I have been here. It really helped me Mentally and Physically alot.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 253 days ago

Congrats on your 30 years!

Sounds like you had fun and a very good dinner!

Great!

Many More!

.

The bench looks good… every little bit helps!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Arlin Eastman

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#14 posted 253 days ago

Thank you Joe

She had to go thorugh alot the last 5 years after the bombing and 2 years physical thopery, speach thopery and learning how to read again.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Arlin Eastman

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#15 posted 250 days ago

Here are some now updates.

Here I am getting ready to cut some Ash for the legs.

I am using a saw that someone gave me.

Here are the legs cut and ready to mount underneath the bench and on the side.

Now all I have to do is put on the hinges and how to raise and lower the table.
I am also going to put another top on the Dugless fur of Blackwalnut, Cherry, and Ash strips 1 1/2” thick.
When I get it all glued together I will cut a tool holder in the middle of it 4” wide, 30” long and 1 1/4” deep.

I will also have some T track going down both sides and 4 places through the width of it also.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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