Craigslist V8 Workbench #2: Day 2 - 3.5 hours

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Blog entry by getlostinwood posted 06-15-2013 02:56 AM 1622 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

Now I have to figure out the legs. I’m out of craigslist 3/4” plywood and the freebees have been lacking lately. So I either pony up $20 for enough to do the legs or I glue up a bunch of the 3/8” freebee plywood that I do have. I do have some 2×4’s maybe I can work them in??

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#1 posted 06-15-2013 05:33 AM

I bought about half the plywood in mine Joe. It still didn’t break the bank. Without the veneer and hardwood trim I would have been well under $100. I think you should spend the $20. You wouldn’t want to hurt the quality of your bench just to prove a point, would you?
The vices are looking good.

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#2 posted 06-15-2013 12:45 PM

Looking great so far.
You are going to love having such a bench. Make that your driving force.


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