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Workshop build out #3: New Workbench, stage 2 started

06-16-2021 12:14 PM by Savlaka | 1 comment »

Stage 2 of my workbench project is to install storage under the main bench.I’m putting 7 drawers and a few shelves in place under the main bench, between the legs of the stand.The front face of the frame is made from jabota (Brazilian cherry) and the drawer faces are the same. The front frame is a mix of lap joints and mortis and tenion joints. The drawers sides are pine, and plywood, the bottoms are 5mm plywood. Construction of the drawers is simple screws with a f...

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Under-workbench storage #6: Finished

02-07-2021 10:39 PM by Ross Leidy | 2 comments »

The storage cabinet is finally done. I’m pleased with how it turned out, and I learned some things along the way: Really, really pay attention to “square” at each step. I was off a little on some pieces, and it came back to bite me when installing the drawer slides and inset drawer fronts. If possible, have all the sheet goods on hand before starting final cuts so that similarly-dimensioned pieces can be cut as a group. Not having everything batched to rip or ...

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Under-workbench storage #5: Drawer fronts (cont.)

01-24-2021 08:18 PM by Ross Leidy | 11 comments »

After a brief vacation, I’m back in the shop and plugging away at the workbench storage cabinet. I’ve applied some waterbased poly on the interior of the one bank of drawers that are completed. (I still need to make a trip to Home Depot for another sheet of 1/2 birch ply to complete the other bank.) After some test-fittings of the drawer fronts, even the small (1/16”) gap between drawers was glaring in the handle recesses (as Ron Stewart pointed-out in an earlier post)....

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Under-workbench storage #4: Drawer fronts

01-05-2021 07:42 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

I’ll be building the drawer fronts from MDF, edged with anigre, with an anigre veneer on the front (just because I have a lot of anigre). As a proof of concept, I started with just one drawer face – the smallest one. I figure that if my cabinet opening is not exactly square, I can plane off a little of the edge banding to get an even reveal in the opening. I made an MDF template for routing the arc. I used a scrap of cherry to add a fence to the bottom. This is to i...

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Under-workbench storage #3: Building and installing the drawer boxes

01-05-2021 06:55 PM by Ross Leidy | 1 comment »

So without laying out the cuts beforehand, I bought a single sheet of HD 1/2” birch plywood thinking that would be plenty. Nope. It will be enough for one side, and maybe both smaller drawers on the other side, but I’ll have to make another trip for another sheet. I did have to pause here to build a crosscut sled for the table saw. Once done, I sectioned the plywood with the track saw and cut pieces to final dimensions on the table saw. I assembled the front/bottom/back and...

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Under-workbench storage #2: Drawer planning

01-05-2021 04:12 PM by Ross Leidy | 4 comments »

The plan for the drawers: Four drawers in each opening, small at the top to large at the bottom. I didn’t list out just what I would keep in the drawers ahead of time, but I knew I’d want a mix of sizes for various sized items. Inset drawer fronts – I like the look Recessed drawer pulls – I don’t want to be knocking my shins on knobs or handles while I’m sitting at the bench. Simple 1/2” ply drawer boxes Veneered MDF drawer front Side-m...

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Under-workbench storage #1: Getting Started

01-04-2021 07:37 PM by Ross Leidy | 2 comments »

During my Christmas staycation, I finally dedicated some time and brain power to working out a better layout for my small shop. While I don’t think I found the silver bullet, I did arrive at a layout that is more space-efficient just feels more open. What I realized as I was moving things and cleaning house was that I need more storage. Everywhere. One area that was severely under utilized was under my workbench. What I had was a single shelf that was kind of a catch-all, and I dec...

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Personal Projects #1: Steamer Trunk ~ Blanket Chest

04-29-2018 08:14 PM by John Smith | 9 comments »

A few years ago, my 8yo granddaughter saw an antique steamer trunk at a yard sale and fell in love with it. Going through school, she learned that that style of trunk was used back in the days before airplane travelwas common and people traveled on cruise ships such as the Queen Mary (and the Titanic).for their vacations that could last up to 6 months or more. So they carried ever...

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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #1: Modified Woodsmith Plan for Drill Press Cabinet

10-19-2017 02:57 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

In my 3-car garage woodshop I am getting everything that I can on mobile bases. I place my Grizzly floor drill press on a wide mobile. I did that so it would not be tippy. I know that in some shops the owners drill their drill presses to the floor. I settled for a large mobile base. It has been working well. What I wanted to go with it is a cabinet so I could store everything related to drilling near the drill press. I had noticed early on Woodsmith’s drill press upgrade woodwor...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #6: Drawers

10-07-2017 12:12 PM by EarlS | 1 comment »

Seems like there is always something that needs to be taken care of during the time I could be working on my wood working projects. I have to say I’m jealous of some of the other LJ’s and how quickly they can move through a project. Still, I have managed to finish the construction phase of the desk. The drawers are standard dovetail construction with a 1/4” walnut bottom slid into a slot 1/4” off the bottom edge of the drawer. Here’s my version of a dovetai...

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