Workshop build out #2: New Workbench, stage 1 completion

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Blog entry by Savlaka posted 05-04-2021 11:44 AM 451 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So I’ve gotten around to finishing up the first stage of my new workbench.
I decided to use fitted runners on the bottom of the table that fit slots in the frame as my alignment and securing method… This allows me to remove the top with a little effort but keeps it in place while the bench is used.

Here I am attaching the 3/4×1 alignment runners, I used 5/16” dowels and glue for this. You can also see the rails used to hold the plywood bottom into the tool tray, And the Hardwood runners that will be the outside of the extension guide rail channels.

And here’s the rails all secured to the bench top’s underside.

I fitted a solid Bolivian Walnut board to the tool tray as a filler plate, for those times I need the whole bench top flat. It’s held up by some smaller pieces glued into the bottom of the tray, at both ends and in the center.

I finished it with Boiled linseed oil, before drilling the initial dog holes.

I haven’t attached the vice to it yet, as I need to decide exactly how I’m going to attach it – basically if I sink the fixed side into the bench to make a smooth surface or fit the face board to accomplish the same task.

The next stage of the bench is storage, I’m currently planning on a few small shelves, and a set of drawers. Along with a few hangers on the tool tray side to place the extension support rails and the tool tray cover when not in use.

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#1 posted 05-06-2021 02:46 PM

I turned some dog’s in different heights for use when I’m working on thinner stock.

They were made from an Indian rosewood turning blank I had left from another project.

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