New work bench

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Project by Marcello Bianchi posted 12-19-2015 07:52 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need a new bench for my lathe,my lathe hasn’t had a permanent home and it usually kept under the bench and only used sparingly I normally clamp it in my vice to use,Ive rearranged my workshop and given myself room for a 1200mm x 600mm bench.

The lathe is going to double as a sanding station also i want to use the bench when not using the lathe so I’m going to set it on a swivel so I can swing it out of the way when not in use.

Materials 2×4 lumber

1200×600x15mm plywood top.

12mmx100mm Dowels

Wood Glue

Legs 900mm x 4

Top braces 1200mm x 2

Side frame braces 465mm x 4

Bottom Stretcher 1000mm x 1

I’ve made a a centre finder Jig out of scrap to clamp my stretchers and legs to while i glue,screw and dowel!

Please view video for for a more detail

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 08:41 PM

Nice work !

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 08:56 PM

That will be a nice addition to your shop.

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