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Blog series by Gatsby1923 updated 06-02-2010 07:07 AM 3 parts 5186 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: My Bench is Started... My first BIG project in a long time...

04-24-2010 05:28 AM by Gatsby1923 | 1 comment »

It seemed like never ending planning. A few books, a few magazine articles, some time in Solidworks playing with designs until I found a design I liked. It is closely based on the LVL workbench from Popular wood working. A friend of mine had some scrap LVL from a construction project he was doing at his home so that was another deciding factor. Unfortunately when I went to get that scrap LVL it was all cut into short 36 i...

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Part 2: Some Lumber Cut and Photos

04-25-2010 05:13 AM by Gatsby1923 | 4 comments »

The Bench Pt 2. Some Lumber Cut and Photos I milled some PSL 4 square and laminated two pieces together to make legs that are 4-7/8 X 3. I am not going to cut them to final length until I know for sure the final thickness of the top but they should end up around 34-1/2 inches. I did mill up the pieces for the short stretchers out of LVL. First experience with it and it milled up just fine no issues. I followed the advice my friend who gave me the lumber had; and that was to take a cut deep...

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Part 3: It is finished. The end of the workbench Journey. (for now)

06-02-2010 07:07 AM by Gatsby1923 | 9 comments »

It has been more than a month since I posted my last blog here on the workbench. I kept meaning to post but I always thought I was one weekend away from being done. For all purposes the bench is done now. Yes I need to touch up one of the jaws of the end vise and drill two dog holes in the other jaw’s pad but I do consider it done now. Yes, the bench is based on the Popular Woodworking LVL (glubou) workbench but it has taken on it’s own spirit. The top and leg vice are Oak, the e...

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