Every woodworker should build two workbenches, in my opinion, the first to get skills and identify mistakes and the second one for life. This is my fist one :)
||This is how I make my workbench.The workbench top is 180cm x 80cm x 87cm heigth.The shelf is 160cm x 60cm .|
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Stuff you should know before starting :)
||How to Calculate the workbench heigth|
||Rules for Workbenches from Popularwoodworking|
The Making of
|2||Ripa Casquinha tosca||2400||63||72||11.89||23.78|
|1||Ripa casquinha aplainada||900||44||44||9.79||9.79|
|8||Parafuso aço zincado D8x10||PKG||0.35|
|8||Porca Seistavadas aço zincado D8||PKG||5.78|
|16||Anilha aço zincado D12||PKG||2.59|
|1||Varão Roscadp M8||1.75||1.75|
|4||Cantoneira Preta 12x14||1.75||1.75|
|1||Torno bancada Drapper 150mm||18.01||18.01|
|1||Perfil Chato Aço 1000x350x60||9.79||9.79|
Attach apron the the legs
- Cut the legs to to final length.
Upside on a flat ground attach, with glue and 2 screws, the 4 legs.
If the screw are small, the the legs + apron you can make a recess.
Make the stretcher about 20 cm from the ground.
I set the stretcher heigh so I can put power tool box under the shelf.
Add 2 boards across the top, and the stretcher shelf, for stability.
The shelf is 10mm MDP(Particle board).
At this time I apply water base varnish, because is easy before set the top.
My top is made by 2 pine boards 1800x400x22 mm glued together making the top 1800x800x22 mm and screwed to the apron.
Apply same water base varnish to the top.
Open 2 holes for the Drapper 150mm vice as close to the leg I can
Open 3 more holes for the vice guides and rod
On the front I add 44×44 mm spruce block, so the vice is flush with the top.
And add some replaceable wood jaw in the vice.
For more stability I add a 90º french cleat on the inside.
Add the other replaceable wood jaw to the vice.
My vice has only 150mm and I want a bigger one so I add a 450 mm steel bar in the outside of the vice.
An now I have a Vice. ( In the ends it do not hold very much, this is one of the things that I change if I could.
Add a effect in the ends with router.
“Et voilá” my workbench vice.
In this photo you can see the detail in the end of the right side of vice.
In this photo you can see the detail in the end of the left side of vice.
n this photo you can see the detail of the vice and left workbench side.
Apply a water base varnish to the top and the work is finish.
After 3 cotes of the water base varnish.
Add some tools and shop stuff.