Secondary Workbench #4: Completing

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Blog entry by yuri posted 08-04-2010 10:53 PM 2402 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally completed my bench. My final steps.

Last weekend we had great weather and I could not resist to do some work outside. Inside is crowded and circular saw produces a lot of uncontrolled dust and I planed to produce finishing. Here you clearly see that I actually make use of scrap material, so no trips to buy and reducing clutter in my garage. Win-win situation!

Preparation for cutting edges of bench top. You see shop made cutting guide, probably everybody makes one for circular saw. I love it and works perfectly.

Gluing edges to the top.

Some close up. You see that red oak edge? I reuse leftover from my hardwood flooring.

Edging completed and dry. Everything ready for finishing.

Could not resist to show my proud in mitered angles. I think it is made well. Huh?

While the top is drying, I can work on shelving inside of the bench. Who is that guy working in my garage?



And another view.

My recently acquired machinist vise found it’s home ;-)

Just excited and can not stop :-)

Well, back to business. I used t-nuts in the bottom of the top to attach the vise.

And that is how the top attached to the rest of bench, just bolts.

Back to next thing.

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 11:14 PM

Nice bench, Yuri – good work on the miters!

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 04:00 PM

Looks like a really solid build, and a nice vise, too!

-- Robb

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 05:40 PM

For such a utilitarian piece you sure did an incredible job. Great work sir.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 05:44 PM

looks fantastic!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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