My New Workbench #5: The Home Stretch

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Blog entry by mramseyISU posted 08-27-2015 03:54 PM 3930 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally I’m done. Break out the champagne. Here’s the home stretch, I took some time off but where I left off was everything but the shelf. I bought a Stanley 45 back in May and really hadn’t used it much so I figured the shelf on this bench was the way to go. I could learn on something that only I’d see and if I screwed something up so what. By the end of it I was getting pretty consistent tongue and groove joints.

Once I got all of them planed down with the joinery I was ready to go and put the shelf on.

And on that note here is the finished product.

I’m pretty happy with out it turned out. The only real issue I have is that the screws for my vise might be a bit too far from the top and it causes a bit of racking from top to bottom. The manual suggested running the front face through the planer with a small strip glued to it in order to skew it top to bottom. I may pull it off and do that eventually.

Now I’m officially out of excuses to keep from working on the honey-do list I have.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 06:18 PM

I think I like this bench because it looks an awful lot like the one I am building! LOL!
I’m going with a sliding tail vise on one end.
Wish I had though of put the vise over the leg like yours! Going to look and see if there is any way to modify?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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