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2 hours ago, Gene Howe said:

Yeah, I used 3/4 once. When the jig saw blade hits the bench, you know it!

We used the 6", it was great.

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I have no shame.  The bench is a mess.

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18 minutes ago, Ron Dudelston said:

I have no shame.  The bench is a mess.

There we go Ron!!!! Shame is not allowed in this topic!

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4 minutes ago, Gerald said:

we are looking at several projects in progress and planned. There is the Photography Blog, a church project for memory boxes from pew parts, ideas to Use  some scrap curly maple. 

More on the bench construction in another post

Gerald, that is a beautiful bench, what was your inspiration? Absolutely beautiful.

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Basically I used 3 or 4 plans from Shopsmith, Wood and some internet serach. Started with only the bench in white oak which took a while to find the lumber . Three layers s of MDF with 1/4 overlay banded in white oak for the top. The top is not screwed down.....too heavy to move. Then the drawers came along later.

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I notice you have some holes on the bench Gerald, do you have a tail vise at the unseen end of the bench?

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5 hours ago, John Morris said:

I notice you have some holes on the bench Gerald, do you have a tail vise at the unseen end of the bench?


Yes there is also a tail vise although it does not get much use except for holding large panels or doors.

 

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Just now, Gerald said:


Yes there is also a tail vise although it does not get much use except for holding large panels or doors.

 

Thanks for the info Gerald, nice bench, I am in love with it.

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10 hours ago, John Morris said:

Nice busy bench Herb! Thanks for showing! I like your air drop, been wanting to do one as well, is it coming from a reel or a drop?

 

John, it is from a reel mounted on the ceiling in the center of the shop. I can reach to all corners If I need to. The compressor is in a sound proof room outside the shop, thus very little noise.

Herb

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Dadio said:

John, it is from a reel mounted on the ceiling in the center of the shop. I can reach to all corners If I need to. The compressor is in a room outside the shop, thus very little noise.

Herb

Oh man that is nice Herb, I love the insulation too for noise dampening. Thanks for the follow up and the great ideas.

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2 hours ago, Dadio said:

The room has open stud spaces with 3 1/2" rockwool insulation and HF moving blankets tacked to the studs. Makes a wonderfully quiet room.

Herb

I bet it does Herb, a really neat setup you have. Thanks for sharing!

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This is all I got other than the saw tops.  Guess I will have to clear it off a little someday.  That's one of the things about turning, you don't need much for a work bench.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, DuckSoup said:

This is an older pic of my table. It's made from a 10' * 42"w. piece of bowling lane that I purchased in the 80's. The out feed table was a kindergarten table top that I've since installed my router. The table saw is a 1966 craftsman. I'm sure its covered in cobwebs since my last visit.

Bob, that is what it's all about, woodworkers can sure be resourceful right! I have always like those old craftsmen table saws, they have a definitive retro look to them. Thanks for sharing a great pic of your bench Bob.

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from yesteryear...

 

http://www.routerforums.com/attachments/tools-woodworking/180530d1452723358-cosman-dovetail-saws-p7010003.2.jpg

 

http://www.routerforums.com/attachments/tools-woodworking/180522d1452723047-cosman-dovetail-saws-p7010001.jpg

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There is a work bench against the wall behind the plywood. This bench will go away as I finish the shop remodel.

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This is my current work bench - yeah, I need more acreage for a work bench.

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When I get the remodel done, I want to build a new work bench, I am on the fence on which of two designs I want to use - either a traditional or a "modified" basic low cost work bench. Either way I go for the sub-structure, it will sport a 36" x 84"+ work surface with a front vice and a tail vice.

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A little bit of everything. Was gluing up segmented plywood blanks and I do that on the end of my bench

 

 

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Tops, turning blanks, birdhouse ornament parts, honey dipper lids, I cut my paper towel rolls into thirds, makes em last a lot longer.

 

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More of the same

 

Steve

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