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African Rosewood, Leadwood and Maple Workbench build #2: DIY Castors for Heavy Bench - Video

06-13-2020 07:51 AM by carrera4s | 1 comment »

I hope that my workbench will be c 150 – 200 kg (330 – 440 pounds) when it is done so that it can stand still for any conceived hand tool operation. (My current Festool type Mobile MFT Cart is way too rickety – the whole thing shakes when I use even a small block plane). However, I also want it mobile, so it must have retractable castors. Christopher Schwartz reckons that the available commercial systems are too small, so he recommends not to add any castors. But I am a...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #6: Mounting the tail vise and cutting the mortises for the workbench top

09-22-2019 01:35 AM by siggykc | 0 comments »

G’day friends, Last post you may have recalled I outlined how I cut, fitted and glued the 2 workbench top halves. I shall carry on from there. After unclamping, I took to both halves with a glue scraper to clean them all up before using a No7 plane to ensure the sides were all square to the bottom side of the top. The bottom is my reference point as it mates to the base of the workbench. The top can always be planed accordingly at the very end to bring it all into alignment. The next...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #5: My First Workbench Build - The Workbench Top

09-15-2019 08:30 AM by siggykc | 4 comments »

G’day folks. It has been a while since my last update. I shall do a couple of posts to catch up for the last couple of months. The Workbench Top. Like the legs, the top is constructed from good old fashioned Hard/Rock Maple. Due to the 115mm thick dimensions, and the fact that I am a mere 5’5”in size, constructing a single piece top was out of the question.As I work on this on weekends and some week nights, it is imperative that I can put the bench aside so that others may use the works...

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Wood stabilizing #4: Second batch

12-24-2018 02:09 AM by Dave Polaschek | 2 comments »

I stabilized another batch of wood this weekend. It included: butternut, salt cedar, cherry, citrus, spalted elm, eucalyptus, hackberry, ipe, African mahogany, hard maple, spalted maple, white oak, pear, and walnut. I made a list, so I wouldn’t forget. Especially before sanding off the excess cactus juice, it can be hard to tell what’s what. And here they are: Butternut through ipe in the first photo, and ipe through walnut in the second. No huge surprises. Ipe remains ha...

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Banquette build....my first furniture attempt #3: My third child is stained and ready for protection

12-01-2015 05:57 AM by Woodchuck4 | 0 comments »

I call this my third child because as I’m nearing the finish line with this we have had two children, my wife quit her job to stay home with the kids, and I’ve gone through a job change (with promotion). With all that has gone on this poor project has had more off time than on, but now I am so close to the finish line I can taste it. Since the last post I got all of the final little cuts and finishes buttoned up. I was still struggling with the stain but finally found...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #34: "Hard Maple Rocks!" Headphones Rack - Mounted

03-11-2015 12:16 AM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

In the My Projects section I posted the completion of a rustic headphones rack for my ancient audio-technica AT-703 headphones. Since that post I added another coat of Danish oil and a final finish of The Original Formula Johnson Paste Wax. Here is what it looks like without the headphones: ...and with the headphones: And here is a view of the main workstation area of the office, showing the rack in place: This was a rewarding build, true to my scratch-building nature ...

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Split Top Roubo Bench Build #2: Still gathering supplies

02-20-2015 09:33 PM by ic3ss | 2 comments »

So this is taking too long, I’m impatient. I called the wood supplier last week and was told that more 8/4 hard maple would be in the store on Tuesday. I called Tuesday and was told Wednesday. Called Wednesday and was told Thursday. I give up, so I went south to anther supplier in Eugene and I was only able to find one suitable board to complete the legs and one really nice 8/4 piece of walnut for the chop and the deadman. While I was there I got a call from the shop in portland that th...

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Split Top Roubo Bench Build #1: Preparing for the build

02-11-2015 02:07 AM by ic3ss | 4 comments »

Like many of us I have looked at all of those pictures of other people’s roubo workbenches with a jealous eye for quite some time. The ones built with Benchcrafted hardware just seemed to be top notch in quality, and they look like woodworker candy. I’ve had this build on my to-do list since 2011 because I don’t have a woodworking bench with woodworking vises or anything to hold my work down. I’m forced to use my old Unisaw as a bench and the best I can do is use a cla...

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In the shop #1: Back to work - Simple Cutting board

09-22-2013 11:53 PM by WayneC | 22 comments »

I’ve been out of the shop for quite a while for a variety of reasons. Recently, I’ve been cleaning, organizing and reworking storage for my tools. Also, I have been doing some restoration work in the Kitchen. Rebuilding cabinets, refinishing and rebuilding doors. One of the chores that needs to be done is to replace the pull-out cutting board. This is the old one. It fits into this slot in the counter. The only real design changes I am planning is to make the ...

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3 Girls & A Woodworker #12: Garage Sale Wood Gloat

06-11-2012 01:51 PM by John_G | 2 comments »

After seeing an ad on craigslist for a garage sale that was going to have some rough cut lumber i figured i’d buzz over and check it out. Turned out for whatever reason the gentleman was getting out of woodworking and looking to sell a bunch of lunber he’s had drying in his garage for years. As i look around i saw maple, cherry, and Peruvian Walnut. Playing a little niave i asked what i was worth and how much he wanted to sell. He said all of it. I passed on any of the sc...

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