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Offline RagingBladeAerials

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Workbench Width
« on: July 03, 2021, 07:30:56 PM »
 :-\ Hi all! Just bought my plans for XL.  I've looked at a ton of posts and have seen several different versions of the workbench, overall width seems to be between 24" and 48".  Spoke with John B. and he recommended 24" wide x 14' long.  I have 2 x 16' Wooden I-Joists that I picked up for cheap on the local lumber yard and plan on using them topped with 3/4" ply on saw horses. What is the advantage of having a table wider than 24"? Thanks!

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Re: Workbench Width
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2021, 08:25:35 PM »
:-\ Hi all! Just bought my plans for XL.  I've looked at a ton of posts and have seen several different versions of the workbench, overall width seems to be between 24" and 48".  Spoke with John B. and he recommended 24" wide x 14' long.  I have 2 x 16' Wooden I-Joists that I picked up for cheap on the local lumber yard and plan on using them topped with 3/4" ply on saw horses. What is the advantage of having a table wider than 24"? Thanks!
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Re: Workbench Width
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2021, 08:31:33 PM »
Thanks Steve, do you recommend a double tier set up with a 24" on top of the 48" slab (more lumber and more $$) or just a simple 48" wide bench?  Thanks again!

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Re: Workbench Width
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2021, 10:11:15 PM »
I went with a 36" wide by 14' long build table for my XL. Single layer of 3/4" radiata plywood. The fuselage is almost 25" wide (24" center-to-center) at the widest stations and I wanted room to have locating blocks screwed to the outside of the tubing. I also wanted room to put a spar on the table and add ribs behind it with plenty of support for the ribs.

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Re: Workbench Width
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2021, 02:55:33 PM »
I went with 32" wide X 14 feet for the same reasons as Keith.

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Re: Workbench Width
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2021, 03:29:43 PM »
Thanks!

 

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