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Project by End_Grain posted 11-27-2009 01:53 AM 2286 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Weekend Workbench Project that lasted 8 days. LOL

-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.





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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 11-27-2009 01:55 AM

Looks nice. What happened after 8 days?.......................LOL Just kidding.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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WayneC

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 01:55 AM

Nice bench. Have more storage on the other side of the bench?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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End_Grain

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 02:53 AM

After 8 days, my boy showed up from college for break and helped me move the fricking top off the table saw to the base. I laid a piece of old carpet down on the table saw, put the framework on that and started assembling. Two pieces of 3/4 Birch plywood and a 12” vise later, I decided it was better to wait for him. I could move the table without the vise attached but then I would have to take it (the vise) apart and install it upside down. I figured if it fell on me, my wife would be able to hire a contractor for the kitchen redo with my life insurance pay-out.

Storage on the other side is the same as this side but at different levels. it’s just a 1X10 laid on top of the 2X4 supports. Great place for my planes that are hard to store without getting knocked around.

-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.

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Cantputjamontoast

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 03:27 AM

A very nice bench!!!!

How does the handscrew tail vise work? Are you happy with it?

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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End_Grain

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 02:33 PM

The tail vise is an ingenuity of simplicity. I just wish I could take credit for it. The inside jaw is captured by a #8 coarse dry wall screw. It is also positioned below the top edge by about 1/4”. If you zoom the pic you can see the wooden plug about an inch to the left and below the first lag bolt. The outside jaw is free swinging and it just swings up/down to whatever height you need for the thickness of the stock and then tighten the hand screw to hold the material in place against the dog.

I’ve never used a tail vise before. Always kept a couple of long scraps and four C- clamps handy. That was my tail vise to hold stock down for sanding. It worked. When I was building this, the only extra material I needed was the 1X6 oak and a 5.99 HF hand screw. If I didn’t do it when I was building it, I would never get around to it after it was finished.

If you want the plans, I can email them to you.

Frank

-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.

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wookie

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 12:36 AM

8* days or not, it is a great bench. Is it a torsion type? could you e-mail me the plans too?

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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