East Bench
Oct 25, 2009Public
Photo: The east bench will be built along the same lines as the miter bench. 2x4 base...
Photo: With the cabinet built and then rolled onto the base. As with the miter bench, the ends are knotty pine and extend to the floor.
Photo: I'm currently using a piece of 1" plywood for the top. That will change in the future (as time permits) as right now I just want to get all my tools moved into the their new homes...
Photo: Adding the faceframe...
Photo: Drawers...
Photo: And they actually open!
Photo: This was as far as I got before the great "gathering on August 8th, 2009." I could have probably made a few more, but, frankly, I was tired and just wanted to enjoy a few beers with all the folks who made the trip over...
Photo: The bottom left will be home to all the manuals and "shop" paperwork. None of the other drawers have been permanently designated yet, but they do have tools in'em - just waitin' for me to figure out if that's the best place to keep them...
Photo: And these open, too!
Photo: Cabinet dimensions are 96"l x 26"d x 34"h. The new top is 96"l x 29 1/2"w x 2" thick.
Photo: With the bench done I can start hanging the marking tools, smaller clamps and whatever else on the wall behind it...
Photo: Veritas Tool-Seting Gauge, Standard Wheel Marking gauge, and Sliding Square
Photo: Woodsmith Anniversary Squares, Crown squares & Marking gauge, and veritas saddle squares.
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Photo: Crown Tri-square, Craftsman, 12' & 7" combo-squares, and Brown & Sharpe combination squre w/ attachments.
Photo: I'm a big fan of Adustable Clamp Company products...
Photo: Bessey clamps aren't too bad either...
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Photo: I got tired of the mess these caused by just throwing them in the drawer, so I finally did something about it...
Photo: It took me awhile to figure out the best way to store these.  Due to their design, I was able to incorporate storage for the band clamps and pads, too...
Photo: Yep,  A LOT cleaner! And a helluva lot easier to find the size I want...

Now, if I can just find the right space to build something similar for the longer ones...
Photo: I mentioned earlier that the plywood top was just temporary, well here's the new top - 30"w x 8'l x 2 1/8" thick, laminated maple. Most of my previous laminating jobs have been less than stellar, but this one came out pretty good!
Photo: The new top temporarily in place! Looks a helluva lot better than that plywood! Once the "new" vise is ready, I'll install it and permanently mount the top to the bench.
Photo: Yep. Looks a LOT better! Smoother, too!