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Author Topic: DIY...Walnut motorcycle service bench  (Read 5537 times)

Offline pidjones

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #50 on: Jul 01, 2018, 11:14:52 »
"I Wanna Take You Higher" Sly and the Family Stone. I hate woodwork, too. Love the results when done right, though!

Tim told me switch from working right to left, go left to right.  Boomshakalaka.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #51 on: Jul 04, 2018, 13:22:12 »
Im beginning to think this bench w never get done...

Rach made me install a whole house filter system, which entailed re-plumbing half the basement. 

As, its on the opposite end of the basement the softener was.  And now that the softener is gone.  Had to patch up all that stuff.    :P



Than advCo "CONNED" me into making a custom seat cover for him.   ;)  ( my 3rd time ever in front of a sewing machine )

But you just cant say no to the dude, he's just too dang good lookin'.  ;D

BTW, this cover burnt me on sewing custom seats....WHAT A FRUSTRATING BITCH and NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!   >:(



I just loosely half assed the fit w tape.  Leaving the stretching and CREATIVE STAPLING for Nick.







Finally, got up early and set up router for mortices...

The first 9 footer went pretty damned great.  The second one started out shaky and only got worse. 

The blade had slipped in the chuck.  So I tried to tighten...wouldnt budge...loosen...still wont budge....EXPLODED THE FUCKIN MOTOR LOCK!!!

Tore it apart.  Removed chunks of plastic and steel bits.  Cut the locks safe switch out and re-wired.  Got the bit out. 

Re-installed and cutting went well after that.  But now its too hot to work.  So hope to finish ALL mortices this evening. 



You can see the shaky spots in second board but w some work it will be OK. 

May cut mortice a bit over size and glue a shim in then re-cut mortice nice.


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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #52 on: Jul 04, 2018, 14:21:20 »
You could always dado, like you did the other bits.  Or multiple passes moving the fence in increments.  Just have to go beyond your endpoint to account for the curve of the blade. (If you're worried about it)

I'm procrastinating on doing the chopper seat.  But, no intentions to machine sew it.  I want to do hand leather work, instead. 

Offline trek97

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #53 on: Jul 04, 2018, 14:34:32 »
You could always dado, like you did the other bits.  Or multiple passes moving the fence in increments.  Just have to go beyond your endpoint to account for the curve of the blade. (If you're worried about it)

I'm procrastinating on doing the chopper seat.  But, no intentions to machine sew it.  I want to do hand leather work, instead.

Luckly the wiggly parts went below my line.  So I reset my guide board and c-clamps.  The "top" cut is pretty straight and on my line.

So few if any of those wiggles will show.  They are on the underneath of work deck.  Ill just make a second pass to clean that up smooth. 

Then cut a 3/8x1/2" strip to glue in.  And I will be back on track.

Excited to see your leather work.   8)

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #54 on: Jul 06, 2018, 09:32:45 »
Seat came out great my man, much appreciated. You're a lifesaver. I started removing the POR-15 from the 360 tank last night only a couple more loose ends to tie up now.

Bench is looking great. The hand router can have a bit of a learning curve but its one of my favorite woodworking tools..just make sure that the collet is TIGHT! I hate those motor lock routers, even though using wrenches a pain you know you can get them tight (my old craftsman router mounted to a table would never get tight enough to stop the blade from slipping with motor lock, i think there was some 'give' in the plastic).

HF fixed base router is around $50 and its been a workhorse for me.
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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #55 on: Jul 06, 2018, 13:11:57 »
Seat came out great my man, much appreciated. You're a lifesaver. I started removing the POR-15 from the 360 tank last night only a couple more loose ends to tie up now.

Bench is looking great. The hand router can have a bit of a learning curve but its one of my favorite woodworking tools..just make sure that the collet is TIGHT! I hate those motor lock routers, even though using wrenches a pain you know you can get them tight (my old craftsman router mounted to a table would never get tight enough to stop the blade from slipping with motor lock, i think there was some 'give' in the plastic).

HF fixed base router is around $50 and its been a workhorse for me.

Thanks bud,  Iím glad the seat will work out for you.  Post a pic once itís stretched and installed.

I can not imagine failed tank sealer is any fun at all. 

Thanks for the router input.  I will stop in HF as I can sort of make it on my trip home without much trouble.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #56 on: Jul 06, 2018, 21:17:48 »
Well I didn't stop and get a new router.  But this pos is working better now.

Also, Out of frustration the other day, completely brain farted I had to make a second pass on the mortice as my bit is 3/4 and boards are 15/16.

So that in itself took care of most of the wiggle spots. 

Anyways I made a short 1/4 run and will add shim and finish it flush and that takes care of the bad routing.



now all boards fit together nicely w just a touch of wiggle room for glue.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #57 on: Jul 06, 2018, 22:22:37 »
Things are starting to go my way now.

Got a handful of short mortices and supports to cut in the morning. 

And I may be ready for some glue, clamps and dowels.


« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2018, 22:26:42 by trek97 »

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #58 on: Jul 07, 2018, 02:36:30 »
Exciting!
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #59 on: Jul 07, 2018, 10:35:22 »
Patience is the virtue.....good job.

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