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Forum topic by PaulSiegel posted 10-20-2014 11:24 PM 896 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PaulSiegel

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10-20-2014 11:24 PM

Hey All,

I recently built a Nicholson workbench and tried to level it- twice. I’m not having much success. I feel like I’m chasing my tail around the darn bench.

What process do y’all use for leveling workbenches and the like?

Thanks,

Paul


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 10-21-2014 12:18 AM

Interesting.

Belated welcome to Lumber Jocks.

Let’s say you shim one leg 3/8” to level it. Scribe every leg 3/8”
and you should be good to go.

I like to use a simple scribe:

When you move your item to another location and the new location has a different slope then
it’ll be out of level again. Oops.

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ElChe

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 12:28 AM

Leveling the base to prevent wobble? Or flattening the top? Tom

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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bonesbr549

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 12:35 AM

Never had two shops with a perfect floor. I used forstner bits to counter bore and installed (link below) and takes about 5 min to level it no matter where it is.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/27P20/T-Nut-Levelers-4-pack.aspx

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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Ross

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#4 posted 10-21-2014 12:58 AM

Encyclopedia!”LOL”

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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PaulSiegel

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#5 posted 10-21-2014 11:39 PM

Thanks for the Welcome and the advice!

I think that one of the adjustable feet might be my best choice. Not really sure what the next couple years could hold shop wise.

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runswithscissors

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#6 posted 10-22-2014 10:31 PM

Dagwood Bumstead dealt with this problem a few days ago. Check it out. He ended up with a very short table.

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PaulSiegel

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#7 posted 10-24-2014 11:40 PM

Yeah, it definitely felt that way. Part of the reason I couldn’t quite figure it out. How do I get the relatively flat top equidistant and level with the relatively straight leg ends. Maybe I’m thinking about it too much.


Dagwood Bumstead dealt with this problem a few days ago. Check it out. He ended up with a very short table.

- runswithscissors


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