This afternoon, I finally could put the workbench on its feet (wheels). Here it is, in my workshop:
I am one happy woodworker!
Other side, bench vise on the left
Second vise on the right, with spring-clamps… Read the rest
Today I reinforced the wheelsets for my workbench. Two small pieces of 12mm plywood to make them a little more sturdy.
Next and last will be a cross beam between the two wheelsets.… Read the rest
This time I decided to reinforce the workbench before I put it on its feet (wheels). First I attached sheets of 12mm plywood to the back and the sides to prevent the parallelogram distortion that wrecked it last time.
Back sideleft sideright side
Next I will reinforce the wheel assemblies…… Read the rest
Due to the breakdown the first time, I had to re-assemble the under frame. After scraping of the old glue and sanding it down to the wood, I re-assembled one wheel set. Since I do not have large enough clamps, I used a ‘jijnblok’ to press them together. (‘jijnblok’ is… Read the rest
I decided it was time for a new workbench. After some searching I chose the furniture makers workbench Premium 1, made by Ramia in Tsjechie. In the Netherlands they are sold by “Restoration company Van Zaltbommel“.
Picture from their website
My own build process
I made pictures during my building… Read the rest
I did have a marking gauge, made of wood. But my workshop is rather open to the outside air and therefor sometimes humid. That made the wood of the gauge expand to a level that it would not move anymore. I replaced it with a steel / bronze one.
Old… Read the rest
The drill cleaned up
Recently I purchased an old hand drill, a Stanley No 5044 101n. Today I took it apart, brushed the rust off, sanded the wooden parts and oiled and greased it up. Now it’s working wonderfully again.
Tried them all outThe drill cleaned upThe box… see story… Read the rest
My wife is really into nature; garden, bees, butterflies, birds. She develops our garden, taking into account creating a good habitat for all natural animals in our region.
Bird house / next box
Then she asks me to make her a bird house / nest box. Hey, what can a… Read the rest
As some of you might know, I recently picked up woodworking again. I am in the process of building a French cleat tool board. Today I expanded my tool board still a bit further.
A bit of extra space on the left
French cleats expanded
Also, I added some chisels… Read the rest