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Blog series by HappyHowie updated 02-03-2016 04:05 PM 2 parts 5120 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Steve Latta's Mini Bench Plan

01-30-2016 02:38 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

With my sore back, I needed a solution when working at my workbench. Clamping a mini-bench seems like a good step to take. Of the plans I have seen I like Steve Latta’s miniature bench that was presented in Fine Woodworking Magazine. I bought the plan and printed the article. The reason I like it is because along the working edge of the bench, the legs are flush with the benchtop. This allows the user to clamp boards, etc to the side of the mini-bench. I had most of the lumber al...

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Part 2: Legs with Feet and Mortises for Clamping to Main Workbench

02-03-2016 04:05 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

LEGS CONTINUED.. My next steps were to make the legs for this mini bench. I had already glued the two plywood sheets together. I also had my cherry hardwood parts ready. I used a marking knife to define the the grooves I would cut in order to fit the plywood stretchers. The grooves would be very shallow, but enough to align the stretchers. I used a DADO setup to cut the grooves. I used test pieces first to define the depth. When I was satisfied with the saw blade depth setting I cut...

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