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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-25-2016, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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A while back, I mentioned that I was going "borrow" MT Stringer's design and build my own adjustable workbench. Project Plans and How To - Router Forums I finally got started, although progress has been slow because of this lingering bronchial infection and, lately, the need for yard work since the snow melted and the weather has warmed up. And, needed to take time to throw together the fence and dust hood for the miter saw, something I've always needed and kept putting off - really came in handy on this project so far with needing multiple parts.

Although I came up with a design. it has changed a little since I made the original sketch - I switched the leg orientation to give me more room for the cabinets that will be going in the end space for example - and am having to work through a couple of unintended consequences (anyone make a Forstner bit that cuts on the pull stroke?) but hopefully it will all work out.

I have the bottom frame complete except for the scissor jack mount and the four upper legs made up. Today hopefully I can get the legs properly clamped in place so I can measure for the parts for the upper bench top frame, get that put together and cut the plywood for the top.
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I really like what you have accomplished Tomas...

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Looking good so far. I like your jigs.

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Liking this. Keep the info and pics coming.
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Making good progress. Keep us posted. Will love to see it finished. I need something like that as I have to do a lot of things sitting down.
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@Herb Stoops

Thanks. I'm always throwing together little quickie jigs to help a current project, need to spend a little more time at it and make them useful for other projects - don't want to wind up with a shop full of "one time use" jigs.

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Thanks, I'll be posting more as I make progress - not much today as my wife came home early and hijacked me into projects around the house - plus I'm waiting for the Big Brown Truck to drop off a couple of needed items. Apparently I've worked off all my "shop time" credits and need to earn some more - kind of the same concept as earning frequent flyer miles..

The idea of sitting while working has some appeal. The height of the bench is going to vary from 25" (same height as my saw horses where I sit on a 5 gal bucket) to a fraction more than 36" (so it can replace the outfeed table on my saw where it will be stored unless I move it into an area where I have more working room).
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Looking good Tom . I'll be watching this build carefully as its one of my favorite ideas
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Great build. I look forward to the progress notes and finished project.
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Great WIP thanks.
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Looking good. You are going to really like it. I gar-on-tee!
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