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Miniature Bench #2: Legs with Feet and Mortises for Clamping to Main Workbench

02-03-2016 04:05 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

LEGS CONTINUED.. My next steps were to make the legs for this mini bench. I had already glued the two plywood sheets together. I also had my cherry hardwood parts ready. I used a marking knife to define the the grooves I would cut in order to fit the plywood stretchers. The grooves would be very shallow, but enough to align the stretchers. I used a DADO setup to cut the grooves. I used test pieces first to define the depth. When I was satisfied with the saw blade depth setting I cut...

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Miniature Bench #1: Steve Latta's Mini Bench Plan

01-30-2016 02:38 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

With my sore back, I needed a solution when working at my workbench. Clamping a mini-bench seems like a good step to take. Of the plans I have seen I like Steve Latta’s miniature bench that was presented in Fine Woodworking Magazine. I bought the plan and printed the article. The reason I like it is because along the working edge of the bench, the legs are flush with the benchtop. This allows the user to clamp boards, etc to the side of the mini-bench. I had most of the lumber al...

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Four New Projects to Start 2016 #2: Finished Milling Process

01-14-2016 04:37 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I got back into my shop to complete the milling process on the lumber for these three projects. Today with the 6/4 maple I had to square the edge of both short boards. Today I simply maximized the width of each board by ripping the boards on the table saw. The jointed edge goes up against the saw’s ripping fence and I determine which end of the board is the thinnest then I set the fence to skim cut that end . Later I will crosscut to an oversized length for each of the parts. Then...

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Four New Projects to Start 2016 #1: Milling Rough Sawn Lumber for Three of These Projects

01-13-2016 06:47 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

What can I say? I am either a multi-tasker or I have ADD syndrome where I cannot concentrate on one thing. However, in my application development days I was able to work on things for hours and days on end. Why should I do that now? I am retired. As stated in a previous blog about my small workbench, I have plan for projects to start 2016. First, I am going to make a copy of Steve Latta’s Miniature Bench. Having that completed first should help me with the other project build...

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