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Author Topic: Walnut service bench, all done but the finishing.  (Read 2780 times)


Offline trek97

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #11 on: Jun 17, 2018, 07:27:02 »
Very cool man! Exited to see how this turns out.
Me too.  Excited to steal your idea.
Fixed it ;)
Hahaha

Haha Thanks guys.    ::)  There may be a bit of trial going on here.  As Im trying to keep it as short as possible.
 The fulcrum is in the center.  The ramp end will be lighter than the worktop end.  So will have to add something ? to keep the ramp down for loading.
Also if the front tire of the bike breaks over the fulcrum, before the rear tire hits the ramp it will want to "teeter" up under the bike.
I engineered it to account for Cherry Bombs stretch.  And even the BMW will fit well.  The 7/8 walnut construction would handle the BMWs weight w out issue.
But no intentions of putting the BMW on it.  Unless I had a couple more hands and backs to roll the beast up there.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #12 on: Jun 17, 2018, 07:38:46 »
One thing I intend to learn on this build is "Checkering"

The Walnut ramp surface will be slick.  I dont want to do something tacky like non-skid adhesive sheets or paint.

And I always wanted to learn to "check" a rifle stock.  But never worked up the guts to put a file to a fine piece of wood.

So I intend to check a strip the full length of the ramp to add the non skid surface. 

By the time Im done hand filing the 3500 lines, I should be pretty skilled w the checkering files.  :o

« Last Edit: Jun 17, 2018, 07:53:20 by trek97 »

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #13 on: Jun 17, 2018, 09:50:11 »
This is what I use for that type of work.  But, I'm also a printmaker... http://www.imcclains.com/catalog/woodblocktools/namiseisetof6.html

That pin is what holds it up in the up and down position.  You'd be running a half moon with holes drilled to hold in various positions and a shaft for pivot.  I've actually built drawing tables that are designed exactly the same way. The drawing table just had a lot more holes because you want them to be used at different angles for different tasks.  I also have a couple of vintage drafting tables that are built like this...




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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #14 on: Jun 17, 2018, 10:30:48 »
Winner!  haha, Thats why I love DTT and you IRK !!!  You got my wheels turning...

I should be able to tighten them up just enough to hold the ramp in position.
Then once the weight of the bike breaks over pivot it will slide through the hinge and come down to rest on its own.

Not only, Keeping with, but actually adding too the "hipster" vintage look I'm planning for this thing.   ;D

« Last Edit: Jun 17, 2018, 10:33:00 by trek97 »


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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #16 on: Jun 17, 2018, 10:44:24 »
Ha!  Nice!

Thank you so much.  I been racking my brain over this for a bit. 

Cause I didn't want to simply scab extra weight on to make it work.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #17 on: Jun 17, 2018, 10:58:09 »
Signing up. This should be pretty nice when. Done.
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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #18 on: Jun 17, 2018, 10:59:38 »
Signing up. This should be pretty nice when. Done.

Key words..."Should be".  ;)

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #19 on: Jun 18, 2018, 22:33:45 »
Well, it may not seem like a big deal on your end.  But, I managed to hog this s.o.b. out of the basement and out onto the patio.  :P



Got my first "test" cut tongue and groove.  I should be able to really dig in tomorrow after work.   8)

15/16" material w 1/4" groove.