i'm confused ... you can't see the pictures? there are 4 pics in the first post ... ? i created an album last night and linked to them there.
let me try again
let me try again
There are 2 things holding the front apron in place: I have a 1/4-20 bolt through the apron and the leg which holds it to legs. Since the apron front is a 2x10 douglas fir, this is enough to make it so there no play at all front to back. The front top part of the upside down L is a douglas fir 2x4, which is currently only screwed with 2 1/2" decking screws every 6" to the top edge of the 2x10. For added strength, I can glue it as well, but so far there has been no need to do that.Chris;
Could I ask how you attached the apron (Upside down L attachments on outside of bench) to maintain strength for clamping and holding?
I'm wanting to do pretty much the same thing to my workbench. I built mine 24" x 8', and pretty much within the first couple of times I have used it I found it not to be wide enough. Adding an apron like yours would solve my issues. I am thinking that I could add a 12" apron on both sides making my bench 48" x 8'
I did not try to make them perfectly parallel to each other, they were really only intended for clamping. That said, they are centered in the top edges of the well walls, so they *SHOULD* be pretty darn close to parallel anyway.Also for your T-Tracks, did you work to get them perfectly square with each other so that you could use them as slides as well as for clamping, or are they strictly for clamping?
The t-tracks I use are for 1/4-20 bolts, and have a floor that is raised a little with holes every 6-8" or so, so they can be screwed down. I used 1" #4 screws, and I doubt that they will give. If they do, I can glue it down as well, but so far, there hasn't been a need to do that.How did you attach them to maintain strength for clamping without fear of them pulling out from the wood below them?
thanks! it's not my design though, except for a few upgradesWow, I have never seen a bench like that. Nice work. That is slicker than dear guts.