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Author Topic: DIY...Walnut motorcycle service bench  (Read 5936 times)

Offline trek97

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #40 on: Jun 25, 2018, 22:21:34 »
Ok guys Im back on the bench...

9' x 21" work top boards are ready for the next step.



To minimize on wasted wood.  I cut dado's for the tongue and groove. 

Then cut the "tongues" from small scraps of walnut that would've went on Tims burn pile.



Also, as per IRK Millers awesome suggestion...Large, vintage, cast iron Drafting table pivot hinges.


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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #41 on: Jun 26, 2018, 20:40:05 »
Just messing around w checkering files. 

About 20 minutes spent learning this skill is gonna suck to teach myself. 

About half the size of a stamp.



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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #42 on: Jun 26, 2018, 21:20:14 »
Are you using a checkering tool, or a carving tool?  A key when checkering is to make multiple passes, and don't try to do your run all at once.  It's almost like sketching with a pencil pushing the tool back and forth as you run your line.  But it has to be a saw type checkering tool.  File type only work by pushing. Until you train your hand, you can use a good straight edge and an exacto blade make your initial line, then run your checkering tool in the groove. 

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Walnut service bench
« Reply #43 on: Jun 26, 2018, 21:29:49 »
Only 2267 stamp sized patches to go
« Last Edit: Jun 26, 2018, 21:33:50 by farmer92 »


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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #45 on: Jun 26, 2018, 21:43:02 »
Checkering Cutter tool....


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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #46 on: Jun 26, 2018, 21:44:27 »
at least the checkering went better than the router-ing.  LOL OMG I dont Like wood.

Here is my practice run on a piece of scrap oak.

« Last Edit: Jun 27, 2018, 22:04:00 by trek97 »

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #47 on: Jun 26, 2018, 21:54:58 »
Tim told me switch from working right to left, go left to right.  Boomshakalaka.

« Last Edit: Jun 27, 2018, 22:04:25 by trek97 »

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #48 on: Jun 27, 2018, 22:02:03 »
Lucky for me, Tim is an expert at ripping long pieces to width on his table saw.

Didnt take much belt sanding to make the sides exactly the same and straight.   8)





Got the Base sides ready also.


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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #49 on: Jul 01, 2018, 08:38:25 »
UPS dropped off the first wave of "incentive" to get this bench done.