Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #2: Last night was a good night

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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) posted 03-30-2012 01:49 AM 9557 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a very early morning and a good day working away from my normal 40 hour a week job. I was able to spend the latter half of yesterday working on my bench. I managed to get the skirts cut, and installed. I did not glue the sides on or the top on.

Here is the results….

How do you guys like that Japanese angle guide. It was worth the $55 I paid for it, and will never leave my toolbox. The bottom picture shows how my bench is different from Mr. Sellers’ bench. I have two tops in a split top style bench. This is my way of making the best use out of a larger single top that I had put together for a previous version of my bench.

Just so you know, the bench gets horizontal stability from 4x half inch dadoes that capture the legs into the skirts.

At this point, I do want to apologize. I did my best to stick to the “hand tools” only philosophy on this bench, but after spending 3 hours to cut 1/8 of an inch of a 1/2 inch dado into the skirt, I broke out my Bosch colt electric router. I managed to rough cut the dadoes using it. I did nearly mess one up when the router bit in. Luckily I had erred by mis-marking the top of one of the dadoes, so the extra bite wound up matching where the dado needed to end at anyway.

I just got done with one coat of BLO and I will be putting another on in the next few minutes. As soon as the vice is on, I’ll post some finished pics.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 01:57 AM

Looking good, want to see it finished

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 02:00 AM

That is looking fine KTMM.
I like the angle guide. I am not completely clear on how it works, but it looks like it’s much more stable and accurate than other guides I’ve seen on the market.


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#3 posted 03-30-2012 02:05 AM

If Ben Franklin had power tools, He wouldn’t have been flying kites in the rain…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 02:15 AM

Its looking good Lucas. It wont be no time now. Let us know when you get the finished project up.
Great job dude.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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