Introduction: Make Your Own Spare Diy Bench Boards and Save Money
save your money and make your own vice boards.
which is going to be needed sooner or later.
plus its a good little project
Step 1: What You Will Need
1, a saw
2, a pencil
5, hand router (optional)
Step 2: Measuring
to start off
take your square or for this part you could use a ruler
get your measurements , the width, length and thickness of the bench;s wooden vice
dont worry to much over the thickness as it can be as thick as you like, within reason
Step 3: Adding the Measurements to Your Wood
now with your chosen bit of wood (i used ply wood)
with your measurements add these to your wood.
or if you have a piece of wood that when placed on the vice boards isnt far off as in measurements
place it over the closed vice boards square it up and draw around the vice boards now all you do is scribe it and your ready to saw
Step 4: Making Use of the Marking Knife
now using your marking knife.
carefully scribe the pencil lines made in the last step for your measurements.
make the first scribe shallow, second slightly add more pressure, then on the third make it quite deep.
Step 5: Sawing
now grab what ever saw you like to use and use the bench as a saw horse.
and carefully saw down your scribe;d lines.
Step 6: Plane
as shown in the pic above plane away any rough pieces of wood left from the sawing.
also if the wood has any belly:s or dips plane them out as well until level
(optional) with the plane at a 45 degree angle run the plane along the length of the wood on its sides
then run the plane along the same path but instead of 45 degree bring it up to about 60 degree
finally run the plane once more but hold the plane just below level with the wood ,
then do this on the other side which will leave you with nice rounded sides
Step 7: Finished Product
now as shown in the pic i haven:t added bench dog holes
or marked the protractor on to my ply but again this optional
maybe i will add some dog holes maybe not.
but any way,s hope you enjoy making your own
and much love to you all
and remember safety first
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.
I recently replaced my folding workbench top and have considered adding bench dog holes to it. Then I came across your ible and saw that your bench top had the protractor and measuring guides on the work area and was excited to see what technique you used. What happened? You dropped off the cliff and left me hanging! Arrg. Thank you anyway, for taking the time to make the ible.