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Forum topic by BubbaIBA posted 07-07-2014 03:31 AM 787 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BubbaIBA

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07-07-2014 03:31 AM

The Machine work on the new work bench is finished and the legs and slab are glued up. What’s left is hand tool work….Sixteen mortices to chop and sixteen tenons to saw, sixtyfour draw bore holes to drill and then put it together like a big puzzle. A really big puzzle, a quick back of the envelope calculation put the final weight around 500 lbs.

I cut the first board June 15th and unless MsBubba has other plans I should finish the basic build by the weekend. Not too bad, less than a month while working full time and for a couple of operations having to wait on a helper.

BTW, if I squint real hard I can see a bench :-).


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#1 posted 07-07-2014 11:26 AM

Squinting must cause double vision – looks like 2benches. Looks like a great bench is in the making.
Come over to the Workbench Smackdown thread and join the madness.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 01:46 PM



Squinting must cause double vision – looks like 2benches. Looks like a great bench is in the making.
Come over to the Workbench Smackdown thread and join the madness.

- CL810

You noticed :-). Sure is easier to build if there is a bench to build on.

This bench is the end product of many benches and a slow removal of unused extras. With each new build the benches have gotten simpler. This one will be almost boring to look at, a split slab (mostly for ease of build), a Paramo #52 face vise, and a few 3/4” dog holes. No end vise, wagon or otherwise, and no deadman, just a few holdfasts, stops and battens, with a bench jack off to the side.

Not for everyone but it works for me.

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