Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 20 of 20
  1. #16
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Grovedale, Victoria Australia
    Posts
    3,801

    Default

    Here is a really good video on how to work out what height to make your benches for different purposes https://youtu.be/bBS5-AV81lg
    Jim Carroll
    One Good Turn Deserves Another. CWS, Vicmarc, Robert Sorby, Woodcut, Tormek, Woodfast
    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. It's free and only takes 37 seconds!

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many





     
  3. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Darkest NSW
    Posts
    2,673

    Default

    Interesting...4 hand spans high for planing, 5 for sawing, etc. Given the luxury of two benches for different activities !!

  4. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Age
    51
    Posts
    804

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brush View Post
    Given the luxury of two benches for different activities !!
    You could always make a mini workbench to go on top of your regular workbench to suit the second activity

  5. #19
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    148

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Carroll View Post
    Here is a really good video on how to work out what height to make your benches for different purposes https://youtu.be/bBS5-AV81lg
    Thanks very much Jim. Using the 4 hand span method means a height of 88cm for my 22cm hand span. Interestingly, the very next video after that was Paul Sellers Bench Heights and Planing Techniques. Paul advocates a 38inch bench height for his 5ft 11in height, with commensurate adjustments for taller or shorter. I am 172cm, 8cm shorter than Paul. Therefore 96.5cm (38in) less 8cm gives a bench eight of 88.5cm. Pretty much the same as 4 hand spans.

  6. #20
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    148

    Default

    Some further slow progress this weekend. I started on cutting the mortises. This is the first time that I have tried M&T. With hindsight I think that I was probably being a bit over ambitious for my first go. 110 x 22 x 100 deep. All in all I don't think that I did too bad although the proof of that will be when I cut the tenons. I had to go through two knots on one of the mortises which didn't help. Plus I scored a blister on my finger, never used a mallet as much before!
    Attached Images Attached Images

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. 1951 Bench Plans - Cabinet Bench and Tool Cupboard
    By chrrris in forum THE WORK BENCH
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 5th Jun 2014, 09:00 AM
  2. 1942 Bench Plans - Bench and Work Table
    By chrrris in forum THE WORK BENCH
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th May 2014, 08:27 PM
  3. 1943 Bench Plans - Bench Hook and Ideal Bench
    By chrrris in forum THE WORK BENCH
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 7th May 2014, 11:49 AM
  4. Carba tec bench Jointer on Mobile work bench
    By STAR in forum TOY MAKING
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd Aug 2011, 08:56 AM
  5. Bench - big, solid, cheap, no tools, no bench to build on
    By Clinton1 in forum THE WORK BENCH
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 17th Jun 2010, 11:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •