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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 06-25-2014 01:16 AM 441 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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06-25-2014 01:16 AM

Finally got a good tenon saw, and will be picking up a dovetail saw. Getting tired of clamping stuff to the face of my bench with wood clamps. Picked up some 8/4 sapele and ordered some acme rod and nuts.

I bought a 14”X30” board for the top, and a 6” wide for the chop.

It will basically be a mini bench with spots for dog holes and what not..

30” in length seems overkill, i was originally planning on doing 24” but the board was 30” long.

Also, i figure make the side rails 3” which gives an effective height of 5” off my bench.

So the front chop would be 5” tall.

Does this seem over board?

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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BTimmons

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 01:27 AM

The crucial factor is how wide of a piece can fit between the screws. If you have the room, I don’t think you’ll regret going big.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 02:24 AM

I don’t have the experience, lat, but BT seems to hit the nail on the head. At some point flex will kick in, but with 8/4. Sapele, not so much. It seems like you’d only have 24” between the screws if you go 30” overall.

I suppose weight is a consideration too.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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