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Posted a blog on this with longer title. Quoted my Grandfather who said this in regard to " measure twice cut once" which Norm Abrams often quoted. Added casters to my Hybrid Woodworkers Bench previously posted that I had put different castors on which were not right for the legs and weight of the bench.

Cut the legs at exactly 4 inches. Forgot I needed an inch and a half more. LOL

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Figured a way around that qand added some strength to the legs with a pad.



Thanks for looking, and your comments are always welcome!

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I think that most of us have made "those" cuts. You did well in compensating for it.
 

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It's looking good Tom, and the pads look like part of the build, if you hadn't mentioned it we would never have known! :)
 

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Who was helping you flip that monster over?
Looking good!
Is it a skate board?
 

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Great to see you are getting busy in that work shop. Hope you have brakes on that vehicle! :)
 

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what a grand benchm i would like to see you roll down a hill on that while you cut some joinery into a delicate box, i think you did a great job and when mistakes are made, you always find a way to fix emm
 

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Looks great Tom well done ,This is going to make your bench easy to move around.
 

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Tom got a bench and its going to work just fine .
Could have run those pads right across front to back or did you cut them twice ? LOL
Where is the leg vise is there a plan ?

Klaus
 

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Super looking vise!!!
 

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Of course if you had not told us about it no one would have known about the unplanned design modification. But that is the woodworker's curse. We need to tell our friends about our little mistakes. I think its because coming up with a fix that no one will notice(until we tell them) is as much fun and as challenging as the original piece.

great looking bench!
 

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great save,i need to put casters on my bench to make it mobile.thanks for sharing.
 

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Monte,

Thanks for the encouragement!
 

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Phil,

I had to think about it a bit!

Thanks!
 

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Phil,

I had to think about it a bit!

Thanks!
 

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Dave,

Saw your post on the spoon. I learned to keep the knife away from my crothch Thanks! LOL!

The first time I turned it over using a 8 ft 2×4. Second time used a leaver and my wife. LOL!

Thanks for looking.
 

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Andy,

There are brakes! LOL! double locking on the non fixed castors! I have some time to be in the shop now that its winter in MN.
 

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Grizz,

LOL! my floor in my shop has a few hills! And I need wheels cause my shop shinks with each shop tool!
 

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Klaus,

I need some time to get my S__t together. LOL! I'm on the bottom rung of a two story ladder?

I need to figure out and mount some hardwood in my Jorgenson vise?

Thanks for checking it out!
 

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Uncle Stumpy,

I bought it last year when I had money. It's a Jorgenson. Last time I checked its dwn to 153 bucks on Amazon.

Thanks for looking.
 

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Peter,

Thanks! It's better when I cut it off too long that too short? LOL!
 

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Marty,

Paul…Shipwrght has a simpler way and less expensive too. If you have space, and I don't Still a problem with the height of the castors causing wobble. I put each leg on the blocks I cut off to stabilize it once it is where I want it.
 
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