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workbench in the works..
« on: February 28, 2023, 06:13:58 PM »
having a great deal of model woodwork in my future,, having bought some great 1/3 scale planes and tools, seeing that Lee Valley also has a 1/3 scale wood vise,, seeing that I have some nice pieces of maple that was salvaged from a massive lab table,, seeing that I have some great kiln dried white oak that will not be used on the steamboat.. I've decide to make a 1/3 scale bench-top wood working bench.. (LV also has a set of 1/3 scale bench gear, but most of that can be made in the metal shop in a few minutes) wood for the top glue-up getting all prepped...
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2023, 06:22:42 PM »
Slim will be so happy that you are building him a workbench of his own!!   I have a full size one very like your second picture, just a different arrangement of the drawers underneath. Very useful.


So, you are building a 1/3rd scale bench with tools. Slim can use that to reduce it another 1/3rd. That should be about the right size for my shop elves!   :ROFL:

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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2023, 06:26:34 PM »
slim is 1/6th scale,, odds are he will just use the bench as a place to sleep,, or has he says "guard the shop" !!!! :facepalm:
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2023, 06:36:17 PM »
Just make sure that Slim does not get accidentally laminated into the new bench top

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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2023, 01:00:21 PM »
did the top glue-up, hauled in my planer and ran it through along with some other of the salvaged maple, all cleaned up nicely, very good hard maple!! Slim says this bowling alley is way to short!!! :facepalm:
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2023, 01:14:51 PM »
I was in the works to also build a small router table with a dremel motor, had some T slot rail, bolts and knobs on order when this popped up,, looks like it will save me a bunch of work, I'll have to build a quick table/stand for it and fill the counter sunk holes, my dremel mount should be able to be modded to mount up
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BR7QMDHY?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2023, 04:41:23 PM »
Wow! That's a pretty inexpensive router table insert.  Looks nice!  You'll have to let us know how you like it  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2023, 05:37:18 PM »
I am going to be following alone here. Nice piece of wood…


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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2023, 08:01:34 PM »
Wow! That's a pretty inexpensive router table insert.  Looks nice!  You'll have to let us know how you like it  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

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I don't think I could make it for that price,, I'll make a round base for the dremel router mount and use 4 of the countersunk holes that are in the plate..

top wood for the bench is all cut to size,, went through some of the stuff piles and found some parts that might become the end vise (somewhere I have some steel allthread the same as the brass)

so far things are passing Slims inspections..
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2023, 04:01:59 PM »
between time bending frames getting the little workbench together,, due to having enough on hand (free) it will be all maple..
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2023, 05:03:30 PM »
Looking  great!

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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2023, 07:39:09 PM »
thanks , it's a nice little useful side project that should give years of service,, just waiting for the other vise hardware to arrive.. ready for clean-up, rounding some edges and final assembly.. looks like a bench now :cartwheel: still need to make the drawer box, the assorted holdfast and bench dogs....
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2023, 11:16:43 PM »
Great little Bench  :ThumbsUp:

The small Vice to Slims rigth kind of reminds me of my own (my Maternal Grandfathers Journeyman Piece) - not in anyway identical - but more how the (not shown) handle will be attached  :Love:

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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2023, 12:34:27 AM »
simple dowel with knob and a knob you add,, I may turn my own with some dogwood or holly..
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Re: workbench in the works..
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2023, 12:54:53 AM »
That's the cutest little bench I've ever seen!   :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

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