beginners corner, the work bench

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    jakegevorgian
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    You’re very welcome. Don’t worry about the hardness of the top—you can always pad it with cedar wood laminated (although you may need to use an adhesive that works with teak woods silica content.)

    Also, I think that everyone gets used to their bench. Here is my bench that I replaced with my previous longer model and I’m not fully used to it yet—look at the mess! This drives me nuts, so I will now need to make a tool cabinet adjacent to it (where the milk crates are.)

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    5ivestring
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    @jakegevorgian

    Jake, that is a beautiful bench! Wow! Ah yes, tool cabinets and shelves, I need them too.

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    Ecky H
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    @5ivestring

    Christopher Schwartz wrote in his book about workbenches: “If it looks stout, double it.”
    You realized that par excellence. 🙂

    @jakegevorgian
    Very nice bench, too. Could you please tell us more about the construction details around the drawers?

    E.

    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

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    jakegevorgian
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    Ecky, here are some pictures of the drawer.

    Basically it’s a standalone unit. It has two wooden runners at the bottom resting on the bottom shelf rails. This allows me to slide the drawer cabinet left to right if need be. It’s a good storage for handy items. Not good for storing larger tools.

    It’s made from pine wood. The handles are ebony wood that I turned on the late. First I picked the handle screws to determine the slightly smaller drill bit to cut a hole in the handle blank. Then I drove the screw into the handle blank, and since it’s ebony wood it forms the thread tap nicely. I’ve mounted the handle with the screw into the Jacobs jaw lathe chuck and formed the handle shape.

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    Ecky H
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    I’m impressed.

    Thank you!

    E.

    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

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