Building an assembly bench #1: Setting up the basic unit...

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Blog entry by woodgizmo posted 09-27-2007 06:09 AM 867 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been wanting to build a new assembly bench for awhile now. I’ve seen dozens of unique ideas on the internet, but finally settled on a bench that resembles a utility cart.
The entire base of the unit and the first 3 layers of the top were built from plywood salvaged from shipping crates that I obtained at work. I intend to wrap the top in hardwood and place a final layer of hardboard on top. The hardboard will be replaceable. I glued the top layers together and threw every clamp in the shop at the assembly as well as any nearby weights I could find.

After the top dried, I used my new Hitachi M12V2 and a pattern cutting bit to trim all the layers to the exact same size.

To attach the hardwood trim, I pulled out my new Kreg jig and the manual and drilled all the pocket screw holes.

Stay tuned for the hardwood trim installation and the attachment of a new wood vise…

-- Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all!

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#1 posted 09-27-2007 08:03 AM

That’s a good idea. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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