Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #18: Gluing Up The Feet

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Blog entry by ruddhess posted 03-17-2015 04:36 AM 1665 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Putting On The Feet Part 18 of Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) series Part 19: Saw Bench/Saw Horse No. 2 - Layout & Beginning Cuts »

Here is a shot of the upright posts in their “sandwich” mortises.

Left side: C-clamps do the job.

Right side: Pittsburgh bar clamps and one C-clamp.

Almost complete.

Front and back upright assemblies are skewed by about 3/16”.

It’s beautiful wood though!

And the top rails are dead even in height.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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#1 posted 03-18-2015 12:26 AM

Starting to look like something to work on, oh, wait its a great workbench. Looks good my friend..

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#2 posted 03-18-2015 01:36 AM

Thanks benchbuilder. I am really satisfied with how it is coming out. It’s 1/2 of a fancy set of “legs” for my work slab that I’ll be bringing down before long. These 2 X 12s have really been nice to work on too though. One down, one to go. Got a little more done on the feet tonight – put some oak nails (dowels) in for good measure (you can’t see the back side in this photo, but the dowels stop about 3/16” from the surface so they only show on the front side, but they go almost full length through everything):

I was going to glue in a “spacer” somewhere in between the two uprights, but I’ve decided to make a “T” shaped piece 28” long that will set on top to make it a little bit taller (friction fit), and removable in cases where I need less height for certain tasks. I like the idea of mobility and modification to fit different jobs.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 01:52 AM

Like this:

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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