Workbench #2: Trestle components

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Blog entry by twobyfour16 posted 09-01-2010 03:47 AM 2900 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Quick update on the workbench. I laminated up the rest of my thin stock into the trestle components.

2 trestle feet & 2 tresle top members plus 4 trestle legs.

I haven’t figured out what to do with the stretchers yet, but am considering a different colored hardwood (Mahogany / walnut?)

So, although the progress is slow, I am having fun learning about laminating, milling to size, etc. I just ordered the 2 vises from Lee Valley. Although I was originally going to put a single screw face vise on both the face & end, my brother convinced me that I would regret not investing in the Veritas Twin Screw for the end vise. So, I have a single screw lee valley face vise, and the twin screw end vise coming soon.

On an entirely seperate note, check this out – a gift from my brother-in-law:

Yes, that is one big chunk of beeswax.

Stand by for more updates soon. Thanks for checking in.

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 07:07 AM

Allan, good for you. A friend in the millwork business, a brother in law in the beeswax business. What´s next? Any friend in the beer business

-- Back home. Fernando

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 04:03 PM

haha – I hear you, Fern – fortunately, I started brewing my own beer about a year ago – the only other hobby allowed in my future shop!

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 04:40 PM

I do some home brewing, too. Just make sure that if you brew in your shop to not stir up any dust or you’ll potentially ruin your brew!

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 04:42 PM

Oh, and the workbench progress is looking good. Looks like a great use for all that almost worthless wood.

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#5 posted 04-29-2012 11:35 PM

That’s the biggest slab of wax I’ve ever seen:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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