Small workbench from a half log

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Re: Small workbench from a half log

Postby mstibs » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:20 am

Complete so far. Saturday I turned the bench dogs from beech and added a bevel to the vise.
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Top diameter is 30 mm.
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This way you can easier work with the tool at an angle.
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And this morning I added the stretchers by taking out one leg and fitting them. It's stable now - no wobbly vise post anymore.
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Front view and ...
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...back view
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I shouldn't forget the side view with some nice colours.
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The sketch again to compare to.
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Re: Small workbench from a half log

Postby Paul Thornton 2sheds » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:47 pm

Fairplay, that looks nice and very useful and its been fun following the progress of your build.
thanks.
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Re: Small workbench from a half log

Postby mstibs » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:04 am

Thanks for the kind words Paul! :D
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Re: Small workbench from a half log

Postby gavin » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:11 am

Now, when you do a craft fair: TAKE THIS!

Make stuff on it. You will outsell your neighbours by a big factor.
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Re: Small workbench from a half log

Postby mstibs » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:19 am

gavin wrote:Now, when you do a craft fair: TAKE THIS!


OF COURSE, SIR! 8) That was part of the plan, having some kind of mobile workbench. I'm in contact with our Saxon environmental education organising office and I plan to offer courses in their Eco/Forest schools for kids and adults, either as volunteer work or paid. So I need to bring my stuff on my trailer.
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