Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #23: Workbench Modifications & Additions

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Blog entry by ruddhess posted 03-31-2015 02:18 AM 1696 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made about 10 half inch deep cuts to remove most of the waste wood for the groove.

My white pine 1X2 saw guide and clamps.

Here is the 1-1/2” wide by 1/2” deep groove the length of the top board.

I can’t believe how good it looks! I made and used my “poor man’s router” that Paul Sellers talks about in one of his videos. It is a poor man’s router made poorly by me. But it worked well enough to get the bottom of the groove flat. I’ll have to take a picture of it and put it up here.

Not too bad a fit. It’s not tight, but not too loose either. It will work.

Dry fit before I drill the holes for the screws and glue it up.

“Bunk bed” screws holding it toether while glue sets.

Screws taken out.

Holes over-bored to 5/16” for oak dowels.

And oak dowels glued in their places.

“T” boards from the end view.

Rough finish and joins, but they will work OK.

Flush cut dowels sanded down.

T-board going on top of saw bench horse.

One day I may put some holes for dowel pin inserts in the vertical part so I can adjust the height.

For now though it will have to look like this.

This one upright post stuck out too far below the foot, so I shaved it off a bit.

Hanging on by just a few wood fibers.

There is a gap on this one in the same place as the other one. Oh well. Shouldn’t affect it too bad.

And this is what it looks like with the t-board attached.

I declare the saw bench horses comlete!

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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