Making the ULTIMATE Energy Device Workbench | Half 7

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Matt Estlea says:

I guess at this point I should probably start thinking of some names to call this thing.


68HC060 says:

To make a cheap ultra-long clamp, you could use a long string or rope and two long pieces of wood.
Drill 4 holes in each wood piece and pull the (multiple layers of) string/rope through, finally put winding-sticks through each end of the string/rope. You do not have to cut the string or rope at all; just leave a relaxed amount of string between each hole.
Now wind the winding-sticks and you'll get a nice strong clampling pressure for very little money. 🙂
(Same system was used in the old frame-saws. It can also be used when clamping when gluing frames or chairs).

Tommie Strydom says:

Ratchet straps

Norman Boyes says:

Did you fit wheels to this Matt?

Double Dare Fan says:

The top might still warp, causing 8 spots that are high or low, depending on humidity. I would put some finish on the inside (paint roller will make that easy).

Julien Mercier says:

"Brilliant!" Yes! It is! Amazing work so far, love this series, great inspirational videos and craftsmanship

Steve Bosun says:

Hi Matt, Good series, awesome bench. Would like to do something similar, but just don't have the room. Why the rounded ends on the long bit of the "hooky thing"?

2ni H says:

For perfect litter joint you should look at that

Heath Minett says:

Ratchet strap for a clamp

Darrel says:

Good work Matt! Like your corner clamp idea. Saw you using the hand drill guide – wonder what you think of it. I have one and find it sufficiently accurate and very useful but I've read some terrible reviews of it that I don't get.

Mays Woodworking says:

Gluing up big pieces is always a pain. I don’t have clamps long enough so I use the technique I used in this video that an old timer cabinet maker showed me. Maybe call it The Pathagrian Table sounds like something you would learn in math class even though I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.

Mosca Woodworking says:

one of the best power tool table on YT.
One question, are you going to buy a table saw in the future or do you prefer to do your job with track saw and bandsaw?

Steve Pratley says:

Could have just used a ratchet strap over the long length…. Nice work mate, giving me ideas..

68HC060 says:

Hmm, I'm a bit concerned about the dog-holes. Since the table-top is MDF and that MDF isn't that thick, you can't really use the dog-holes for things that require high strength. They'd be fine for drilling holes through boards and perhaps also for clamping down to the table-top. I'm also thinking about sawdust "snowing" down on your tools below.
You could probably make the dog-holes stronger by coating the table-top with epoxy, but it won't make it extremely durable.
On the other hand, you could make some long 'bars' or 'rulers' that have dowels in them, which fit into those dog-holes. That would distribute any clamping pressure. All this of course depends on how you use the workbench. 😉

68HC060 says:

Matt, great video as always!
You might want to save those hooks for later use; they'll very likely come in handy, lots of possibilities there for attaching useful stuff like jigs, vises and more!

StuffUCanMake says:

One day I am going to have something like this!

Clueless Cleric says:

Hey Matt. Loved the episode, looking forward to the next one. I was just wondering if you could show us that sweet looking, top of the range drill press. Thanks.

Le PicBois says:

Cool bench man! ☝🏼🤓

Dean Dauplaise says:

I don't know if you ever thought about this but for me the idea of using glue to attach the top (and the entire torsion box top assembly) to me sounds a bit silly because for me I know the top is going to be cut up, scorched by routers and destroyed by tools, so what would you do if you have to replace the top? Inevitably you will have to replace the top but since everything is glued would you do a full rebuild of the torsion box top? I would of made it so all you need to do is unscrew a couple of screws, drop in the material you are using for the top and that would be it. Wondering what you are going to do when this problem arrises.

Dan Mueller says:

Gertrude works for a name… 🙂

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