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  1. Ever since 3 years ago when I got a bigger shop, I've wanted a bigger work table. My old one was just a bit too small to hold the linen cabinets, dressers, bookcases, and bunk beds that I've made over the last 5 years. I have a nice Tage Frid design Euro-workbench that I made when I was first getting serious in woodworking. It's fine, but too small for much assembly work. My objectives were: 1. 4x8 top, or close to it to hold the tall and wide projects that seem to be coming my way. 2. Storage underneath for frequently used tools and hardware. Since I decided to fully retire this spring, I have lots of specialty hardware that I used to take onsite that can now reside in the shop, but I need a place for it. I managed to win a bid for the wine display when a local Sam's Club closed and I got about 25 wine box displays made from 1/2" baltic birch. They will make fine drawers. In addition for my $8, I got about $20 worth of Roberson screws, a bunch of 2x4 shorts, about 10 pieces of 3/8" plywood, and some metal racks (that I gave to a friend who runs a feed mill). 3. A place for my Emmert patternmaker's vise that I've never had a place for. It's a heavy guy about 75 lb. Rotates around, swivels out, and holds tapered pieces. 4. Able to disassemble with minimal work in case I need to move it in the future. 5. Some place where I can do glue up, assembly, routing, sanding and whatever on parts. Here's some of the wine boxes, a few of which I've cut hand-holds in. The rest will get it later. I have a jig, use a plunge router with a bushing and mortising bit. The start was to head to Menards and buy some #1 Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) 2x8 joist material. This tends to be straighter and less knotty. I look for stuff that's near the center of the tree. Then I rip in in half and get some nice quarter- and rift-sawn wood. This is much better than the picked over 2x4 that are junky. SYP dries fairly fast. I used part of the lot to make some door frames for my shed, then other projects jumped the line, so it's been sitting for a couple of months. Once ripped, I ran all 4 sides through the planer to get smooth and clean surfaces. No one will know that it's 1 7/16 thick and not 1 1/2" Two layers of 3/4" BCX plywood for the top A story stick to double check my math, joinery, and layout for all the cuts, and a few more trial cuts from cut-off material. I thought about how to make the whole thing sturdy, yet disassemble with ease. While driving across the state, my mind came up with this approach to support all the drawers. Here's the prototype joint for the drawer runners into the vertical supports That works and gave my dado head a real workout. Stock for drawer runners and vertical supports. Until next time, working on rabbeting the drawer glides.
  2. What's on your work bench? This is the official topic for images and friendly chatter regarding that all important surface, the personal statement of your shop, the steadfast friend we can always count on, the space of your shop that nobody knows better than you, we are talking about the almighty "Work Bench". Submit your images now! That's right, don't clean it up, don't be embarrassed, the messier the better, or if there is nothing on it at all, that is fine too. If you have not touched your bench in years, and you have taken a break from woodworking and have boxes piled on it, we want that image too! All images are welcome. Spirit of Topic This is a Hit-n-Run topic, as you walk past your bench, whip out your camera or smart phone, and snap a shot, load it up here. No need for text explanations if you don't want too. To kick this off, walk out in your shop and snap a picture of your bench surface now, and lets get this topic rolling. This will be an ongoing topic, for you to share images of your bench top today, and every day. Types of benches Some of us have small benches, some of us have big benches, some of us use a space in our dining room, some may have a picnic table they use for a bench, and some of us may have a bench of all benches, the traditional joiners bench, or a beautiful full cabinet shakers bench. No matter what you call your work surface, no matter what your work surface looks like, we want to see images of your bench! Thank you in advance to the participants!
  3. View File Workbench Magazine May-June 1967 Table Tennis A great project for your outdoor patio or indoor game room, don't buy one, build it! Submitter John Morris Submitted 09/08/2019 Category Yard and Outdoors  
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    A great project for your outdoor patio or indoor game room, don't buy one, build it!
  5. Like Ernie, my tool well became a junk catcher and I filled it in recently. A "Mil" is 0.001" the 4 mil is called the wet mil, and the resulting 1 mil is called the dry mil. Note this is sponsored by Waterlox. I took a class from Ernie 15 or so years ago. His shop is in a barn right across the road from the Boy Scout camp I went to years ago. Now a county park. Amish buggies still trot by on the road. https://www.waterlox.com/project-help/video?id=469e6831b68d431db75d2d4d355a93d1
  6. I have continued to scan my collection of Workbench Magazine plans for our guests and members to download from our Files Department, and I thought I'd share the Shop Tips section of the magazine as well. As is the case with my file downloads for plans from Workbench Magazine, the same applies here, I have received permission from the current Workbench Magazine to publish the old articles and plans on the open source web. Please see the collection of plans as well at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/files/ Enjoy! These tips still apply to our work today, very cool!
  7. View File Workbench Magazine May-June 1967 Tray Table First a generous-size serving tray, then a bed table with short legs that fold down from the underside this versatile unit finally becomes a TV snack table by a quick change of legs. The short legs are fitted in a frame that is held inside the tray by the ingenious use of Tee Nuts and thumbscrews. The projecting screws slip into short lengths of tubing “force-fitted” in holes in the ends of the leg frame. When the long legs are to be used, the thumb-screws are backed out, the frame removed and the legs installed. The screws fit in holes in the upper ends of the legs, and are held by nuts turned against flat washers. Source: Workbench Magazine May-June 1967 Submitter John Morris Submitted 08/26/2019 Category Furnishings  
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    First a generous-size serving tray, then a bed table with short legs that fold down from the underside this versatile unit finally becomes a TV snack table by a quick change of legs. The short legs are fitted in a frame that is held inside the tray by the ingenious use of Tee Nuts and thumbscrews. The projecting screws slip into short lengths of tubing “force-fitted” in holes in the ends of the leg frame. When the long legs are to be used, the thumb-screws are backed out, the frame removed and the legs installed. The screws fit in holes in the upper ends of the legs, and are held by nuts turned against flat washers. Source: Workbench Magazine May-June 1967
  9. @John Morris, since you occasionally post items from the old Workbench magazine, I thought you might be interested in this offer from Woodsmith magazine. Just a disclaimer, of course I have no financial interest in either Workbench or Woodsmith. I tried this a few minutes ago and somehow lost the page, so this might show up as a double post.
  10. My shop is a small,15x15 area. No windows. I did clean up, a lot, before the photos. Don’t know what else to say...it’s small.
  11. I have continued to scan my collection of Workbench Magazine plans for our guests and members to download from our Files Department, and I thought I'd share the Shop Tips section of the magazine as well. As is the case with my file downloads for plans from Workbench Magazine, the same applies here, I have received permission from the current Workbench Magazine to publish the old articles and plans on the open source web. Please see the collection of plans as well at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/files/ Enjoy! These tips still apply to our work today, very cool!
  12. View File Workbench Magazine March-April 1967 Clock Spice Rack This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 06/04/2019 Category Arts and Crafts  
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  14. View File Workbench Magazine March-April 1967 Screened-In Porch Submitter John Morris Submitted 05/08/2019 Category Home Improvement  
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  16. View File Workbench Magazine March-April 1967 Spanish Style Table This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 05/03/2019 Category Furnishings  
  17. View File Workbench Magazine March-April 1967 Doll's Tree House This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 05/01/2019 Category Wooden Toys  
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  19. View File Workbench Magazine March-April 1967 Roll Around Storage Wall This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 05/01/2019 Category Furnishings  
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  21. I have continued to scan my collection of Workbench Magazine plans for our guests and members to download from our Files Department, and I though I'd share the Shop Tips section of the magazine as well. As is the case with my file downloads for plans from Workbench, the same applies here, I have received permission from the current Workbench Magazine to publish the old articles and plans on the open source web. Please see the collection of plans as well at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/files/ Enjoy! These tips still apply to our work today, very cool!
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  23. View File Workbench Magazine Mar-Apr 1967 Spinning Wheel This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 04/28/2019 Category Furnishings  
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
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