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  • #140847
    jakegevorgian
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    @madcraft

    Glenn,

    Paul Sellers has a great video tutorial for making the workbench but I don’t think there are cultists.

    I made mine using 1-½” by 3-½” studs typically called 2 by 4.

    Please watch the video on YouTube—search Paul Sellers workbench and it should come as a playlist.

    I think that the key elements of the bench itself are the construction of the H frames (legs) and the aprons which hold the H frame with a wedge.

    The length height width are just a personal choice. But I prefer longer and wider benches because typically you want to keep your main tools on the bench while working, so I keep about 1/3rd of my bench for the tools and only use the rest for work.

    My bench cost me less than $100–I got my vises as a gift, but they also shouldn’t cost too much either. I heard that in UK you can get a nice record video from school surplus up to £25… Try to see if you have access to such options in your country.

    Take care
    Jake

    #140852
    Mic van Reijen
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    Jake,

    I like your hinge idea, i might copy that..

    Could you show how you implemented the retractable wheels? I need mine to be moveable as my space is limited and i’ll need to be able to park it at the end of a day. I’ve been thinking how to do that but i haven’t figured it out yet.

    Kind greetings

    Mic

    #140855
    jakegevorgian
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    @micr,

    Mic,

    Basically I’ve made and attached two rails on the H frame where, on the top rail I’ve mounted a veneer press and on the bottom rail I’ve mounted two casters. The veneer press brings down the bottom rail with casters and lifts up the bench.

    I’ll take pictures on Monday and post it here.

    Thanks
    Jake

    #140856
    Misha
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    Jake, thanks a lot for your very informative pictures. I will most likely do the same.

    Misha

    #140857
    jakegevorgian
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    @micr

    Mic, seems like I had pictures on my phone! Thanks to the awesome feature of this forum in posting them now.

    Let me know if you’ve any questions.

    cheers

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    madcraft
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    Hi Jake

    thanks for that

    Kind regards and take care
    Glenn

    #140863
    jakegevorgian
    Participant

    You’re very welcome Misha, Glenn.

    Misha, I also made a small inset cover for it, but it’s useless—we keep working on the bench and covering it wasn’t efficient at all. One thing I need to go back and fix is the position of the hinge. Instead of making a flat recess, I should’ve made a sloped recess, because when I retract the hinge-jaws up, the spring in the middle meets the end of the work piece. or maybe I’ll just purchase a larger hinge—-so far this one works great for me.

    #140864
    Misha
    Participant

    Thanks for the hint.

    Misha

    #140865
    Misha
    Participant

    There was no cut list as I only had the final desired dimensions and worked to them. When I visit my friend for whom that workbench was I can take the measurements.

    Misha

    #140869
    madcraft
    Participant

    Thanks Misha

    Take Care and Stay Safe
    Glenn

    #140872
    Mic van Reijen
    Participant

    Jake – thanks for those. Its less clunky rhan my idea, looks good.

    M

    #140889
    beach512
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    Misha – That workbench looks great! What a thoughtful gift to give to an aspiring woodworker!
    They are very lucky to have a friend like you. WOW!

    #141754
    Richard Guggemos
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    Both efforts are pleasing to the eye

    #142340
    jakegevorgian
    Participant

    Hi guys, I’ve added this little saw hanger on my bench. I thought you’d be interested — cheers

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    #142517
    Misha
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    And another way to hang your saws.
    Good luck.

    Misha

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