Chip Sawdust

Stringing, Fluting, Beading and such

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So in my quest to “be like Steve” I made this back-saving mini bench. It’s great for this detail work. Two things it does: saves my back from bending over the main workbench for stringing and banding, and also brings the work closer to my aging eyeballs so it’s easier to see. 

The Yost 7” vice was $60-something on Amazon; the bench was made with scraps. The plan calls for an awesome piece of 1 1/2” x 9 1/2 cherry, but no, I couldn’t bring myself to do that even if I were more cash flush. I used a pine 2x6 and a 2x4, with a strip of white oak to make the bench 9 1/2” wide, then topped it off with scrap 3/4” plywood to make it thick enough. I like it! 

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What's not Federal about that, it's got an elephant.

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