Mini V8 Workbench Build

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Blog series by Ocelot updated 04-20-2015 02:42 PM 2 parts 4412 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Beginning

04-17-2015 03:50 PM by Ocelot | 5 comments »

A borrowed photo of Paul (Shipwright) Miller’s V8 workbench. I’ve been admiring Paul (shipwright) Miller’s wedge-driven vises and, honestly, all his other work for some time. I have been thinking about building a workbench. The other day, I suddenly realized a wonderful benefit of having an entirely shop-built wooden vise: It’s scalable. So, I decided to build a child-sized version of the V8 bench as a precursor to building a full-sized one for me. Paul g...

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Part 2: Continuing Prep of Frame Lumber

04-20-2015 02:42 PM by Ocelot | 7 comments »

As I wrote in the “Beginning” blog entry, I have lots of thin lumber on the rack so decided to build up the thicker lumber needed for this project. Honestly, I’ve never done that before, so although I enjoy playing around with the planer and just seeing, feeling and smelling the wood, as I went, I was think that this is a lot of trouble for just a little bit of lumber, but in the end, I enjoyed the process and will do it again. This is more beginner stuff, probably borin...

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