My miniature workbench (work in progress…)

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    Jukka Huuskonen
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    Hi everyone,

    I thought I’d share my workbench building here. Here is the current state of the project:

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    I’ll just give a little background for it.

    I live in a smallish apartment where I really don’t have room for a workroom, so I’ll need to have a workbench that is small and preferably a multiuse furniture.

    That’s why I decided to make it bench size, so it can be used as a dining table bench when not in woodworking use.

    Also I’m planning to make the legs easily removable so I can store/transport it easily if needed. And it also gives me the possibility to add longer legs to make it proper height for a workbench.

    Anyways, enough of this chatter, here is the link to my workbench (it’s in Google photos, so you may need Google account, not sure though.. )

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/vZ73c3JNZpZPYvf66

    -jukka

    Ps. This is pretty much first woodworking project for me. Never done dovetails (nor other woodworking joints either) before (except couple I tried before starting this project)

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    btyreman
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    that’s interesting, it’s a bit like a roman workbench, you might need a planing stop as well, I take it you’ll use holdfasts? or dogs? the joinery looks nice and tight to me, well done for a first project that is very good.

    #552121

    Ecky H
    Participant

    Great project and well done, Jukka. 🙂

    E.

    PS: Brings to mind that one: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93021

    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

    #552122

    Jukka Huuskonen
    Participant

    Thanks for the compliments 🙂

    This bench is still a work-in-progress. I’m definetly going to need some type of dogs there.
    And for the planing stops, I’ll probably use some kind of wooden plate that will be held against the end of bench with holdfast. That’s one reason I have those mini-aprons at each end.

    Also, I’m planning to add a removable toolwell, that can be stored under the bench with a small box for basic tools.

    Besides those I do have some plans for some additional equipment for the bench:
    -Some detachable vices operated with holdfasts
    -Maybe even a detachable manual lathe (this would be awesome…)

    -jukka

    #552124

    Ecky H
    Participant

    [quote quote=552122]-Maybe even a detachable manual lathe (this would be awesome…)[/quote]
    That’s a very cool idea. Fingers crossed that you can realise it.
    A homemade (foot powered) lathe is also in my head – probably a bigger and “poshier” version of that one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTHw15Hsj3U

    Looking forward to read and see more of your woodwork. 🙂

    E.

    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

    #552400

    Jukka Huuskonen
    Participant

    Hi, got an hour of time to continue work on my bench. I’m making the legs and preparing the pieces for it. I added a couple of pics about my ‘planning stops’ (hi
    btyreman, you asked for them). They actually work darn well. Also a short freehand video while planing onehand and trying to shoot the video with the other hand.

    Here is the link to the gallery, so you don’t have to look for it from previous messages:

    My workbench

    -jukka

    Ps. That blue sheet under the workpiece is IKEA silicon baking mat (I really bought it for this purpose, not stolen from wife’s kitchen utensils…)

    #552402

    deanbecker
    Participant

    Not too bad for a one handed planer taking a video.
    Great multitasking

    #552461

    btyreman
    Participant

    that looks excellent! well done.

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