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African Rosewood, Leadwood and Maple Workbench build #3: DIY Hardwood Leg Vice Screw

06-25-2020 01:01 PM by carrera4s | 0 comments »

I have finished the screw for my workbench. The screw is made from leadwood (an indigenous South African Hardwood), the handle from maple and the handle knobs from African Rosewood. The diameter of the screw is 64 mm (around 2 1/2 inches), the hub is around 125 mm (5”), the handle is about 30 mm (c 1 1/4”). Overall length is 640 mm (just under 26 inches). The No 4 Stanley is added for scale. I had to build one custom jig for the internal threads and another router lathe for...

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Moravian Workbench #13: Finishing Touches and a Close Call

06-20-2020 08:33 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

This will be the final installment, Lucky 13. I added a few finishing touches including a dust ramp, an iron ring pull for the drawer and a custom holdfast. I made the dust ramp from a piece of straight grained oak firewood. This is more of a nice to have, especially if you worry about debris in your tool well. I find it to be a nice convenience. Next I had a custom iron ring pull and holdfast made for the workbench by Eric Dennis at Roundhouse Blacksmith. He doe...

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Moravian Workbench #12: Tool Storage

06-20-2020 01:26 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

Although this Moravian workbench is meant to be portable so it can go to a job site, it also can serve as a dedicated workbench in your shop. It is incredibly sturdy and the splayed out legs really resist racking. I plan to use mine as a dedicated shop workbench, although, I may take it to a job site if I am helping friends and family with a special carpentry project. So I made the drawer and shelf so as to be removable to maintain the portability. I am partial to keeping a set of tools...

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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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African Rosewood, Leadwood and Maple Workbench build #1: Workbench Base Finished

06-12-2020 09:14 AM by carrera4s | 2 comments »

I am busy building a split top Roubo workbench and have recently finished the base. The base is built from some left-over African Rosewood I had, while the top will be Hard Maple. The vices and sliding deadman will be made from Leadwood. Next up is installing some retractable castors and then the DIY screw for the leg and wagon vices. Stay tuned for those updates! Here are a few pictures of the process so far. Glue-up on the laminated legs: Squaring up the legs after lamina...

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Multi-Function Work Bench

06-10-2020 02:44 AM by RPhillips | 0 comments »

Well, this is my second attempt at a blog. I posted one back some time ago for my Roubo Bench build but I didn’t really have the time to keep up with it. Due to the infamous COVID-19, I am now unemployed and have a lot of time on my hands to begin my journey deeper into woodworking. In the past I have always wanted to develop my skills and become an avid woodworker, but have not had the time or resources available to really pursue any advancement of my skills. While the resources ar...

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Moravian Workbench #11: Simple Work Holding

06-09-2020 12:43 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

I have been using the Moravian workbench for several months now. At first, I was not all that comfortable with the work holding methods, mainly because I have never used a leg vise. This was compounded by the leg vise needing to “break in” for a while. At first, it tended to be finicky moving it into position and would require nudging it with both hands. Also, I could not seem to find the best pin location for the size of the work piece and I would have to readjust. I have be...

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Flip-Up Bench Stop and Workbench Finish

05-10-2020 06:07 PM by WirelessWoodworker | 2 comments »

I can’t believe that I didn’t know about the blogs here on LJ! Think I’m blinded by all the fantastic project pictures. Anyway – this first blog I just wanted to share some recent changes/additions to my workbench. I’m in between projects at the moment, so decided to add a little gadget to the bench that I’ve wanted to do for a long time – a flip-up bench stop ala Frank Klausz: I’ve also started to post some more Youtube videos, so feel free to take a look at the quick...

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Drawer Vise - Improvised Work Holding

04-16-2020 12:06 AM by Doug | 1 comment »

Recently I’ve been working from a location where I do not have access to all of my tools – including my workbench. Not having a bench makes it a bit hard to hold work for planing. Well, I came up with a solution to the problem. I call it the “Drawer Vise”. Now, I know what you’re thinking! “Is this for real?” Well, check it out for yourself. You can see it in action here on my You Tube channel. If you like it give it a thumbs up. Be sure to subs...

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Workbench #4: Finishing touches

04-08-2020 07:23 PM by JimYoung | 2 comments »

I’m on forced vacation this week, so I’ve been able to get a lot done, between bike riding with my daughter and the honey do list, and I’m basically finished with the workbench. The stock for the deadman guide Needed to be straightened out, so I used my tail vise again, and glued it in place. The slot for the deadman was routed in the top, and I flipped the shape of the chop to make the deadman. Next everything was disassembled and given a quick coat of ...

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