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Workmate upgrades and restore #4: Router table top - can be used for Workmate type benches

05-02-2020 03:39 PM by mafe | 7 comments »

Router table top – can be used for Workmate type benchesOutdoor workbench for the allotment house. So last part of the Workmate series for now. Yes I know Workmates are not sexy, Workmates don’t come with any street credit with the wood guys and yes I can kind of understand if some one is thinking; ‘a Workmate? This guy got all the best tools, several workbenches and then he talks about a Workmate!’. I find a few things important when we write about woodworking, first of all to te...

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Workmate upgrades and restore #3: Table top for Workmate type benches

05-01-2020 02:15 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Table top for Workmate type benchesOutdoor workbench for the allotment house. So here another 30 minutes or more project for the Workmate, a simple table top, so you will have a bigger surface, for projects, drawing, cutting or what ever you need. First cut your self a table top of desired size, mine is app. Four times the size of the workmate top open.From ply in same thickness as the Workmates jaws, cut two pieces, that are a a wee smaller than the with of the jaws opening and what ev...

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Workmate upgrades and restore #2: Circular sawing top for Workmate type benches

05-01-2020 01:31 PM by mafe | 7 comments »

Circular sawing top for Workmate type benchesOutdoor workbench for the allotment house. Hi again, This time I was back fast. Laughs. Now with a simple 30 minutes project for the workmate.Just some some fixed replaceable rafters, that will support wider boards and that you can saw into, with the circular saw, without damaging the jaws. Cut three or four roof rafter to length, you can make them even wider, but mind the stability.Also three short pieces that are a wee smaller than the w...

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Workmate upgrades and restore #1: New jaws for an old Workmate type bench

05-01-2020 11:36 AM by mafe | 9 comments »

New jaws for an old Workmate type bench Outdoor workbench for the allotment house. Hi there, This little blog series, will be about restoring and making upgrades, for Workmate type benches. Not that I’m a big fan of them, in fact I used to laugh at them…, but I have come to realize, that they DO have their place, especially for the armature woodworker, who are doing house repairs, as a real workbench NO. They should be called work tables, not work benches, as work benches they on...

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