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Hot Rod FORDS #1: Every good FORD has a big V8 engine..

01-01-2018 09:48 AM by crowie | 43 comments »

Every good FORD has a big V8 engine and here’s mine… BUT first a huge THANK YOU to Bruce, aka “htl” for his valuable assistance in helping me get this build off the ground with extra photos, drawings and encouragement… This is my first attempt at both a “blog” and a build project like this… I’ve watched, been inspired and encouraged by so many top toy & model makers on LJ’s, I’ve been challe...

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Mini V8 Workbench Build #1: Beginning

04-17-2015 03:50 PM by Ocelot | 5 comments »

A borrowed photo of Paul (Shipwright) Miller’s V8 workbench. I’ve been admiring Paul (shipwright) Miller’s wedge-driven vises and, honestly, all his other work for some time. I have been thinking about building a workbench. The other day, I suddenly realized a wonderful benefit of having an entirely shop-built wooden vise: It’s scalable. So, I decided to build a child-sized version of the V8 bench as a precursor to building a full-sized one for me. Paul g...

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Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #16: Square part 2 - the legs

12-15-2014 12:32 AM by rhybeka | 6 comments »

got 1.5 hours to work in the shop tonight to enjoy the last of our 45+ temps. I think I’ll be bringing the rest of the bench in to assemble in the basement but we’ll see how this goes. So I worked on getting the leg with the vise in it put together. I had it screwed together but it wasn’t squared. Frustrated, I took all the screws out and started from square one and layer one. Since part F starts the one side, I shimmed the other pieces up level and start putting the first ...

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Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #2: slow starts

01-28-2014 10:06 PM by rhybeka | 2 comments »

After getting the space somewhat cleared and reorganized, I cobbled together my tools and a work area-kinda. The plywood I’m using had already been cut to size for another storage project in my outside shop, so I’m hoping the majority of this is usable for this project. We shall see as I am trying to lay all of my pieces out by pencil first. Started cutting out some of the smaller pieces by jigsaw but they weren’t as straight as I’d like soooo we’l...

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Craigslist V8 Workbench #2: Day 2 - 3.5 hours

06-15-2013 02:56 AM by getlostinwood | 2 comments »

Seems like a lot of work for not much to say. I got the wagon vises roughed in and the second side of the bench top glued up. The vises were a challenge mainly because my vises aren’t as tall (thick) as the original design. Here is the wagon vises in mock up, I built the back wedge portion to original design height, I did this in order to make sure I got the slope right. I’ll trim them down as I do the final fit.Here is a quick mock up of how the top and vises will set up. ...

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Craigslist V8 Workbench #1: Day 1 - 3 hours

06-13-2013 03:01 AM by getlostinwood | 1 comment »

I was inspired by Shipwrights V8 work bench. In particular the lack of purchased parts, vises being the biggest expense. Short of a couple bolts, screws, and nails everything is shop made. With laminated plywood as the building block it occurred to me that there is an ability to gather a significant amount of plywood on Craigslist for little to nothing. I wanted to set some guidelines that would make it possible for pretty much anyone to create a good to great bench for less than $100. 1) Rec...

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Amazing Tools #3: Predator: V8 Chainsaw

06-09-2009 12:06 PM by Gary Fixler | 13 comments »

The Predator – born in Washington state, USA – is a 2-man chainsaw powered by a V8 engine, capable of cutting through a 3’ log in less than a second. All of their videos of this monster are fun, but this recap on an unspecified television program (which seems at the very least sponsored by Prolong Oil) sums things up nicely. My first question – “Who would build such a dangerous beast?” – has been answered. His name is Robert Andrews. My second qu...

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