Projects #6: John White FWW Workbench - Dimensions

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Blog entry by Jeff posted 07-25-2007 07:06 AM 11471 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: John White FWW Workbench - Base and Half of Top Assembled Part 6 of Projects series Part 7: John White FWW Workbench - Clamping/Accessory Well »

I had a request for the dimensions I used. These are a bit ugly because I just pulled the dimensions as I needed them and was indiscriminate of the plane I was on in the rendering and there are duplicates thoughout. My apologies but it was just for my own benefit when I added them. However, I wanted to get them posted as I’m already a day a late with the post.

Bob Babcock, if you view this thread, can you suggest a place to house the actual sketchup file? I don’t know if I want to drop it out there for the larger sketchup community since it is very rough…

Clicking on any of the graphics will take you to my flickr page where you can navigate to higher resolution files more readable and appropriate for printing.

top view

NOTE: These dimensions are relatively accurate but subject to interpretation. The representation of the bars for the pipe clamps are NOT correctly sized. They are drawn at 1/2” rather than the actual outside diameter of the pipe. You should adjust accordingly by changing the size of the supports for the pipes in the well. You should also adjust your dimensions for the back half of the bench (behind the well). I have used a salvaged door that is 1 3/4” thick as opposed to the rest of the stock for the bench which I milled to 1 3/8” thick. Please cross-reference against the FWW woodworking design in their article.

I make no guarantees on these drawings. They are a rough representation for planning purposes only.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#1 posted 07-26-2007 04:16 AM

Looks great Jeff.

As for locations for files the only public Sketchup specific one that I know of is the warehouse which you already know about. As for how rough you think it is. Have you seen the quality of some of the drawings there? This is better than most. Nothing wrong with this at all.

-- Bob

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#2 posted 07-26-2007 04:22 AM

Jeff, thanks for posting this. I hope to build this bench and have a solid core door just wating to be used for this project.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 07-31-2007 08:11 PM

Thanks Bob and Os. I’ll have the latest progress posted soon. I’m about 90% complete as of yesterday evening.

I haven’t cruised the google site too intently lately so if you say it’s good Bob, I’ll post my file out there after a little cleanup. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#4 posted 02-09-2008 02:40 AM

Hey jeff,

Don’t sweat the ‘roughness’ of the your sketchup models versus the sketchup 3d warehouse, what I am always disappointed about is objects are drawn to look correct, but not drawn as they would be BUILT. This is something I am working through so your time ‘thinking’ in sketchup results in a exploded, spec’d plan for reference. (inevitably this may be tweaked in the shop, but you have a solid reference point.)

becoming VERY adicted to Sketchup! See work in progress…!A09BC16D4286A6A5!197/?ViewType=4

Nice training (free video podcast)

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost

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#5 posted 10-10-2008 06:41 AM

Hi Jeff, Well, the penny has dropped and the old saying “When in doubt, read the instructions”, (or suchlike), is certainly true. On Part 6 of your John White NFW I happened to read that if I clicked on one of the graphics that would take me to your flickr page. This I did and lo! and behold there it all was, all 54 photos. Great! I love the job you’ve done on the NFW and I am starting now to build the Knockdown version as I mentioned elsewhere. Thanks for all the info and care on the project. Bob.

-- Bob, South Australia.

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