Category Archives: Workbenches

Thoughts on order

[A combination of health problems and bereavement have conspired against me getting any time in the workshop (or even at car boot sales! 😦 ) but here’s a post I’ve been writing for a while] I suspect I’m not alone … Continue reading

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Toolbox ramblings

I’ve always had a fairly large number of hand and power tools for DIY home repairs/improvements. Recently my thoughts have been turning to toolboxes (partially because I’m always tripping over one or having to move it out of the way … Continue reading

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Projects – Bench drill base – Part 1

I’ve been thinking for a while about building a base for my bench radial drill. It currently lives on one of my folding workbenches, but I have my doubts about their stability under such a weight (40kg plus any table, … Continue reading

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Free vice

Today I was out watching the London to Brighton veteran car run when I received a call which reinforced my belief that I’m quite lucky in the mother-in-law department! It went something like this: MiL: “Do you have one of … Continue reading

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Bench reconstruction – Part 3

Yesterday I was only able to do a little bit of work on the smaller bench. My mission for today was to at least get all the bits into the garage, as my wife needs the car back! As the … Continue reading

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Bench reconstruction – Part 2

I only got part way through rebuilding the small bench tonight. As I mentioned in the previous post, one of the stretchers is broken around a barrel nut. Some pieces of it remained on the leg section, trapped by the … Continue reading

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Bench reconstruction – Part 1

Yesterday I saw a couple of posts on the local Gumtree advertising beech workbenches. They were of two different patterns – one fairly heavy construction with vices either side (Record 52E) and the other slightly lighter with vices either side … Continue reading

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