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    Mark68
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    Yes, it seems to me the fitting of the drawer is more common sense than anything else. Still, it would be nice to have some measurements because I’m still pretty new to all of this.

    Is the WWMC video part of the pay monthly offering? I’ve been considering that for when I make the table that’s on offer in the new year.

    Thanks Sven.

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

    #633671
    Mark68
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    Here’s the (almost completed) workbench I made using Paul’s tutorial.

    It’s by no means perfect, but it is flat, stable, and I am quite happy with it. I very much enjoyed building it and I’ve not done anything like this before.

    Thank you to everyone who helped me with advice along the way, it’s much appreciated.

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

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    #633695
    5ivestring
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    Where I live a full size 2×4 or 4×4 or 6×6 etc are full sized. I have to plane them down when I want a 3/4 or something smaller. The 1×8 I get is actually 1 +3/16 by just under 8 because they use metric. I know it doesn’t help you, but when I did live in the states I could find at lumber yards rough cut 2×4 and on up which were actual 2 x 4 or larger boards.

    Also in the states, I didn’t know for years, but most towns of any size (20k or more) often have a milling shop that makes lumber to any dimension you want. They make lumber for trim and siding or large pieces for beams, but they will make anything you want and they aren’t expensive.

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    #633713
    Mark68
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    We have one guy where I live who has his own lumber mill but he’s quite pricey, so much so that I’ve never used him.

    For cutting timber to size I’m seriously considering a bandsaw next year.

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

    #633956
    Benoît Van Noten
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    The drawer bearers (+ lateral guides) are going from one apron to the other. So their length is the distance between the aprons.
    The two drawer bearers are supported at the ends by two lath; one on the internal face of each apron. Those lath must be longer (or equal) to the drawer width + the two drawer lateral guides.

    Note that, for functionality, the drawer lateral guides don’t need to be the full length of the bearers (mines are a few inches shorter at the back because I used what was available.)

    Before deciding on your drawer width, take into account the space you need to hang your saws on the right side of the apron. (i f you plan to follow P.S. about your back saws)

    #633974
    Mark68
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    Thanks Benoit, that’s very helpful.

    Yes, I’ll be looking to fit saw hangars and pretty much everything Paul added to the bench (sharpening plate etc).

    Thanks all for the advice

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

    #633978
    Ecky H
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    Your workbench looks fine – well done! 🙂

    E.

    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

    #633992
    Mark68
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    Thanks Ecky, and thanks for the advice you’ve given along the way 👍🏻

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

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