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  • Joe
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    Bill,  any update on this project?

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  • Joe
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    His videos are great.  He really gives away a lot of information on Youtube, and it is all usable.

    I am going to build a bench soon.  The Roubo is the “bench du jour” for sure, and while I like it, I think that I may go with an English bench, similar to the Nicholson bench.

    I just remembered that I purchased “The Naked Woodworker” DVD about a year or two ago, and never watched it.  On the second DVD, Mike Siemsen builds an English bench, and it is something that I may copy.

    Here is a great video of the bench, and how he uses it without any vises.  Very cool, very inexpensive, and well within the reach of beginners.

    Mike Siemsen English Bench

    Bob Rozaieski from the new defunct Logan Cabinet Shoppe blog built a really nice English bench using only handtools.  Here is a video of him discussing the bench after using it heavily for a year.

    Logan Cabinet Shoppe Bench Overview

    These benches are built using construction grade lumber from  Home Depot or Lowes, such as Douglas Fir.  A couple of 2×12’s is all that you need, and for under $100, you have enough lumber to build yourself a very solid bench to last for years.

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  • Joe
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    in reply to: WTB Back Saw #2026780

    eBay has a ton of them, but what looks like a good price to start will typically shoot up in the last minute. I have picked up two decent back saws for good prices though, so keep trying.  Just be sure to have a limit in place, and don’t get caught up in the “I have to win this auction” mentality that has you spending a lot more than you need to.

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  • Joe
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    I also suggest using them for compost, or if you don’t compost yourself, but an ad on Craigslist under the heading “Compost”.  Someone will take them from you.

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  • Joe
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    in reply to: First projects #2026775

    That bench looks great.  I like Stumpy’s saw bench, and really love the one that Billy from Billy’s Little Bench builds.  It is similar to Stumpy’s, and he filmed the entire process.

     

    What is the thickness of your top on the workbench?

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  • Joe
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    Bill,

    I found a series of videos (about two dozen or so) from a guy that built a Pennsylvania Spice Box.  I figured that you can watch them as you work on your box.   Enjoy.

     

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  • Joe
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    Bill, I am giddy with excitement.  I cannot wait to see your progress.

    Good luck and have fun.  Show any mistakes that you make as well, as I always find them very useful to learn from .

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  • Joe
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    Bill, I for one am stoked that you are building a Pennsylvania Spice Box.  That has been a project that I have  wanted to build since I read that issue of PWW magazine a few years ago.

    Are you going to include the hidden nooks & crannies like in the magazine’s version of the piece?

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