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Thread: Bench Shots - 03/16/07

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    Question Bench Shots - 03/16/07

    The weekend is here again! So here's the game plan. Sometime over the weekend take a photo of your bench(es). Show us what is on your bench top this weekend.

    Jeff
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Ba-Dup-Pa-Dup-Pa-Dup-Pa.....
    Working on my 40" extention.









    I can't believe it fit snug as a bug the first time. It was so easy it scared me. I just KNEW something had to be bad wrong.

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    *sigh*

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Taylor View Post
    I can't believe it fit snug as a bug the first time. It was so easy it scared me. I just KNEW something had to be bad wrong.
    Not with that DowelMax jig ya got there! If I had one and it came out wrong, I'd blame the manufacturer :P
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    Where is everyone????? Hope this means everyone is bent over their benches to busy to take a photo.

    Of course this is just Saturday morning! I forgot, my weekend started Friday.


    Looks just like that last couple of weeks. Except there are orange clamps on there. Hoping to finish it up today and get it ready for paint. Probably won't but maybe I can get it off the bench.


    Drilling some dowel holes with my 'cordless' drill and my favorite Dowel Jig. A Stanley #59. It's a great dowel jig if your familiar with it. They come up fairly regular on EBay. You find a complete one for a very reasonable price too.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Coffee cup
    Nail gun and clamps.

    Mines mainly what came off my bench this morning.
    10 cabinets boxes.
    Working on the face frames.
    Last edited by Steve Clardy; 10-20-2007 at 05:30 PM.

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    Steve, I think you need a couple more C-clamps

    Another underrated too. The lowly C-clamp.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Steve, I think you need a couple more C-clamps

    Another underrated too. The lowly C-clamp.
    I'm clamp poor.

    Takes a lot of c's when doing bent railing

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    It might look like that there is not anything on my bench but you would be wrong. It is something that I have been wanting for a couple of weeks. The answere is wax. The boiled linseed oil finally dried to where there was little smell so I finally was able to put a couple of coats of wax on the top. Now I will be able to use it for a small assembly table as well as a bench. Not very fancy but it is really flat which is what I needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bookout View Post
    Not very fancy but it is really flat which is what I needed.
    Next on my list!! Build a replacement FLAT bench top! Don't care how it looks, just got to be flat.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    I'm currently redoing my bench. I used a couple of oak raised panel doors for the top. (I ripped the doors apart, cut off all the profiles on the rail and stiles) then glued everything up. The rest of the bench is just Pine 2x4s glued together and screwed. I work in a small basement (16x16), so the bench is small. 20" x 48".

    I purchased a vise from Rockler along with some veneer presses. I decided to use the presses as a long vise on the front and the small one on the end. But then I decided the top was too thin. 1 3/8 thick. So today I ripped down the wood I had on hand, 3/4" poplar. It was salvaged base molding (7" wide) from a trim job I was doing. I ripped 32 pcs 2 1/2" X 60" boards, then glued them up. I ripped 8 pcs 3 7/8 as my boarder for around the top. This sucker will be thick now. I am going to make it big enough so I can just set it over the oak top.

    I haven't decided how I am going to attach the boarder.

    or the vice...

    and have no idea how the veneer presses attach... (if someone could point me in the right direction here..)

    nor do I have any idea how the poplar will hold up as a top. Its the hardest thing I have with out spending mucho money!


    I'm trying to incorporate the vise used in Jeff Miller's "Using a BenchTop Bench" in Fine Woodworking #176 - Problem is that I don't have Issue number 176 to read the article. I saw him using it in a promo for the magazine.

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