Category Archives: Quickie Workbench

Done enough

I’ve gotten a lot done since the last post and I think I’m going to call this bench “done enough.” It won’t be “done” for a long time. It may never be “done,” but for now, I’m not doing anything … Continue reading

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She’s got legs!

I finished the last of the laminations and had to see how it all went together…. and it’s starting to look like a workbench! (well, an upsy-downsy workbench) The photos are from a test fit (and many things did not … Continue reading

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I used a router!

I honestly can’t remember the last time I used a handheld router. Since I built the router table extension to my table saw, I’ve been using that exclusively. With the router table, I have a nice solid reference surface, a … Continue reading

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Tail Vise

I took the quick release vise off my old bench and attached it as an end vise on the new bench. Nothing really special, but did learn how much better a woodworker I am now than when I first installed … Continue reading

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Sawing Like a Greased Lamb

Okay, I was kinda looking forward to sawing the ends off my bench. I knew I didn’t have a circular saw that was up to the challenge and there was no way I was getting that beast up on my … Continue reading

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A Little Off the Top

I made shavings. Lots of shavings. First I made handplane shavings. I wanted to get the tops at least somewhat level before putting them in the thickness planer. ¬†At first I just went at it freehand, but then I came … Continue reading

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Genesis of the Quickie Workbench

The other day I decided I should give up my dream of building my ultimate workbench. I looked at the backlog of woodworking tasks I have to do and the speed at which they were getting done and realized that … Continue reading

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