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    PIP - Workbench

    The first step for the workbench was to start making the top. It is going to be 36 x 76 plus the extra width on one end for the shoulder vise. The bench is made from hard maple cut from my property. A friend has a portable sawmill and sawed the lumber for me.

    The first picture is the glued up strips - 6 to 7 1/2 wide. I have two more to go. I plan to rip these on the table saw to square the edges because of the bulk making it difficult to use the jointer.

    The second picture shows the front vise I bought from Woodcraft - large economy model.

    The third picture shows some of the strips being glued up.

    Glenn, Thanks for the help with the pictures.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Sections of Bench Top (600 x 489).jpg   Bench Vise.jpg   Gluing Up Sections.jpg  
    Last edited by Rich Aldrich; 11-02-2008 at 06:42 AM. Reason: Added pictures
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    This should be a fun project to follow.

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    Rich, Thanks for the pictures and post. I am looking forward to seeing the progress.
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    Dowel pinning this together or all glue?
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    It is all glue. I will use biscuits to glue each section but only for alignment.
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    Why go to all that trouble when your pictures show that you have a couple of excellant Folding Workbenches? My grandpa used to say, "why spend the money and effort when you already have something that will do as well".

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    Bill,

    I prefer a more sound workbench and a good flat surface to work. I have had work fall of the two workmates. I also plan to put the bench on casters and put in against the wall. I have a poor work bench along the wall that I plan to remove.

    The wood was free - I cut it off my property and a buddy cut the logs in trade for the equal amount. I put a little over $100 in the bench so far for vises and glue.

    The workbench will be the same height as my tablesaw, so I can use it as an outfeed table if I choose.

    Rich
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