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  • #548495
    Mark68
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    Hi all

    I’m watching Paul’s ‘how to make a workbench’ series and I’m wondering how you can get wood that measures 2 ⅜” x 12” x 66” (the benchtop) and likewise 1 ⅝” x 11 ½” x 66” (the apron).

    Do I order the wood made to measure or glue some wood together to make up the 12″ and 11½” coverage?

    Thanks all

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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    #548497
    btyreman
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    you have to laminate 3″ x 2″ pieces, to create the width you require, also to make it complicated they aren’t actually 3 x 2 anymore, they’ll be closer to 2 3/4″ by 1 3/4″ so bear that in mind, try and find a timber merchant that can give you PAR redwood, and avoid CLS spruce because you’ll be wasting a lot of time having to square the edges and you loose a lot of material, and time because of it. Same thing with the apron, laminate it all to get your final width, hope that helps.

    #548498
    Mark68
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    That does help thank you very much

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #548499
    btyreman
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    for the apron I used 4 by 2, three of them for each apron I think.

    #548506
    Tom Davies
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    I glued up Wickes PSE 75×47 for the bench top, and 47×100 for the aprons. If I did it again I’d go with 100×47 for both, and have a beefier worktop. Bought them all in 3m lengths, cut in half to give a 1.5m bench length.

    #548509
    Mark68
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    Something looks amiss here

    The rail is said to be 26″ long and 654mm. But 26″ is 660.4mm

    The bearer is said to be 25″ long and 630mm. But 25″ is 635mm

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #548510
    Philip Adams
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    Hello Mark,
    There is a note in the drawings and cutting list that you need to stick with either the metric or imperial so the measurements are not directly comparable. If we had gone with direct conversions of the imperial to mm, it would have made it difficult for the users of metric, as there would have been no round numbers, as well as it needing stock that is not of a common thickness. Hope that helps.

    I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses

    #548511
    Mark68
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    That does make sense

    Thank you

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #548523
    Mark68
    Participant

    What are Dome Head Bolts, are they also called by another name? Also, what is a lag screw?

    This is the best I’ve come up for the bolts (but they are called ‘Carriage Bolts’, not Dome-Headed):

    M10 x 130mm
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plated-Coach-Carriage-Bolts-Square/dp/B00CS99D22/ref=sr_1_5?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1528911263&sr=1-5&keywords=m10+x+130mm

    Lag screws:

    M12 x 65mm
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/12mm-Bolts-Fully-Threaded-Setscrew/dp/B07CT1JV4D/ref=sr_1_2?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1528911990&sr=8-2&keywords=m12+x+65mm

    Any help is appreciated.

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    #548532
    harry wheeler
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    Mark, carriage bolts and dome head bolts are the same thing. Lag screws are sometimes called coach screws. They’re similar to a large wood screw but with a hex head. You can find lag screws or coach screws on amazon or at pretty much any hardware store.

    Harry

    #548533
    Mark68
    Participant

    Thanks Harry

    I can only find coach screws for the vice (recommended m12 x 65mm) at m12 x 70mm.

    That should be fine do you think?

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #548535
    harry wheeler
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    Yeah Mark, those should work fine. I wouldn’t go any longer than that but 60mm would be okay too if you could find them. It’s not that critical. Good luck with it!

    Harry

    #548548
    deanbecker
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    There is ancompany called timberlock that makes fasteners they make a large headed screw in various lengths that is designed to replace a 3/8 lag but is a tempered 1/4 threaded screw. They have a torx head and by the box the bit comes with. Using a drill driver makes life easy with them. They are kinda designed for tool use they come in lengths of 2-1/2 and up. They als come in different head configureations for different applications.

    #548549
    Mark68
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    Do you think these will work for the fastners?

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    #548551
    harry wheeler
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    Looks OK to me Mark. I can’t totally decode some of the nomenclature, but looks like standard zinc plated hardware and nyloc nuts I assume are locking nuts with a nylon ring that stops them from backing off. If that’s what they are, similar hardware is used extensively in aircraft and would be great here. Never a worry about vibration loosening anything up.

    Harry

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