Scrollsaw Woodworking Crafts 31 (Summer 2008).Pdf

Your first woodworking project, maybe a bench, may be the best item you ever make thanks to proper woodworking bench plans. They may be as easy as they are beautiful. As a result of accurate woodworking bench plans, you also can construct a high quality workbench in your home or in your garage. You can construct it from plywood or solid wood and you can design it with artistic flair or simple practicality. In whatever size and style, you will find that a woodworking bench makes a fine addition to your home or workspace.

When constructing your woodworking bench, think about how you will secure the legs to the floor and whether the legs need to be nailed or held down by screws. Nails may be easier to work with but bolts may hold the legs firmly in position. For those who have settled on using nails, use those that are specially treated for wood. Wood can be easily damaged by acidic solutions so if you’re not using nails, then you will want to use wood screws instead.

Get yourself a tape measure so you can get the precise length of this woodworking bench leg. It is a fantastic idea to have a measuring tape so that you can make directly, not circular, cuts. If at all possible, it is much better to have a measuring tape and a table which will mark the positions of cut lines. Draw the plan on chart paper and write the dimensions exactly. Use a drill bit to create the holes.

With a circular saw, attach the legs of your woodworking seat to the floor joists. Be sure that they are attached tightly. Using the jigsaw, cut the long pieces of timber whose length is shorter than the measure from the tape measure. Use the drill bit to ensure that the drill holes are big enough. Place the saw on the wood, ensuring that the teeth are on the floor.

The next step is to prepare the woodworking bench dimensions. To do it, you need to use the tape measure again and gauge the length and width of your seat. Now you need to take out the piece of wood that’s closest to your seat. Do this by sliding it out from under the bottom surface of the bench. You have to find out the top substrate 2 x 4 that will be utilised as the foundation of your bench. You can lay your wood throughout the top of this top substrate 2 to 4 and use the wood screws or screws to attach it on the top of the bench.

After you have attached the seat to the surface of the wood, put a piece of wood screw or wood glue on the front of the bench. Then, place another piece of wood on top of this second piece of wood screw or wood glue. This will make sure the two pieces of timber are firmly pressed together. Screw the rail stretchers securely onto the 2 pieces of wood.

The next step is to prepare the other side of the seat. If the seat has one rail, you have to prepare the other side. To do it, you need to use the utility knife. While holding the utility knife in your left hand, slide it directly under the long edge of the bench plywood. You will see that the blade is already there. Slide it under the plywood until you obtain the desired length.

Use the jigsaw to cut along the long edges of the seat and attach legs based on the view plans. When you’re done with this exercise, you should have your bench assembled and ready to use. However, it is very important for you to be sure that the steps are properly laid out before you begin using the bench. If not, you might be cutting short the time you spend to build and build your own workbench.