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Paul Deakin of the Mavericks visits Rob Cosman in the shop, moulding planes

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Gluing up the top for my plywood workbench.

Part two
I am building this plywood woodworking bench for my shed, if you have seen my previous videos you will know I desperately need one. I used good quality birch ply.

The design and plans are from Paul Sellers but I also looked at the Rob Cosman bench as well.

Links to these build guides are here.
Paul Sellers Plywood Workbench – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53PrmkFpdI0

Paul Sellers Workbench (made with builders pine) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiCnhVgVD5E

Rob Cosman Workbench (made from MDF) – https://robcosman.com/products/plans-the-cosman-workbench

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Music licensed at Wintergatan.net please checkout his amazing marble machine.
YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcXhhVwCT6_WqjkEniejRJQ

00:00 Building a plywood bench – Part 2 Glue up
00:10 Intro
01:50 Laying out the screw holes
07:20 Drilling the holes
08:40 Gluing the pieces of the benchtop together
14:00 All done – summary

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  1. The way the blade is held into the body reminds me of a japanese plane and how you use a small hammer to knock the blade or the wedge in and out to set it. Iv watched you channel for years now and have finally got my own workshop so need to work out which hand tools i need to get but am unsure what is best as im disabled and find it hard to stand or rock back and forth. Is it best to get more expensive/better quality tools or get cheap ones. I already have a fair few power tools i use but want my hobby to look and feel more finessed so want to start in on hand tools. Cheers

  2. I thought about what you said about amateur work having thick drawer sides, but the real reason us non-professional wood workers don't have thin drawer parts is because we really don't have a great deal of money to work with for bandsaws, and surface planers, so we muddle on by with what we do have.

  3. HaHa! How silly am I? I know nothing about woodworking but I just had to watch this video just because Paul Deakin from my favorite band the Mavericks is in this video. Thank you Rob Cosman for having him on the show.

  4. I dunno about the cross layers of plywood with the endgrain facing up. That might make planing it flat a real challenge. It might be easier to flatten it with a belt sander used with care. I made a bench with an LVL top. I picked LVL because I happened to stumble across an incredible deal at a local lumber yard. They wanted to get rid of some "cutoff ends" which were only eight feet long. I've only recently finished it, and I'm still adjusting my work habits and trying out woodworking techniques to make best use of it.


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