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Offline nico

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Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« on: March 16, 2013, 03:47 PM »
After I saw this video ... I was silent for a moment ...
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Offline TinyTiger

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Re: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 05:26 PM »
Me too.  Incredible!  [eek] [not worthy] [jawdrop] [thumbs up] [popcorn]

Thanks for sharing it.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 08:58 PM by TinyTiger »
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Offline Kev

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Re: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 08:50 PM »
I would have liked to see a little more about the bench itself - there were some interesting looking knobs that never got explained.

Offline netzkind

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Re: AW: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 03:38 AM »
@Kev: you mean the black ones on the sides?

On the right side of the bench (when looking from the twin screw vise), there are fences, a total of three: a small one in the front, the one the rail sits on, and a large one behind the rail. You can adjust them to the height of your workpiece by sliding them up/down, and the knobs are simply for fixing them when set. This also goes for the fence the FS/guide rail sits on, as well as its counterpart on the opposite side of the bench.

There's a how-to for this bench in the german woodworking magazine "Holzwerken" (issues 37 & 38 if I'm not mistaken). They do have back issues for sale as PDF... See holzwerken.net if interested.

If you want to build it: Guido stated later on, that - next time - he would rather screw the tabletop in place, not glue it. It's described otherwise in the article.

Best,
Julian

Offline Kev

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Re: AW: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 04:20 AM »
@Kev: you mean the black ones on the sides?

On the right side of the bench (when looking from the twin screw vise), there are fences, a total of three: a small one in the front, the one the rail sits on, and a large one behind the rail. You can adjust them to the height of your workpiece by sliding them up/down, and the knobs are simply for fixing them when set. This also goes for the fence the FS/guide rail sits on, as well as its counterpart on the opposite side of the bench.

There's a how-to for this bench in the german woodworking magazine "Holzwerken" (issues 37 & 38 if I'm not mistaken). They do have back issues for sale as PDF... See holzwerken.net if interested.

If you want to build it: Guido stated later on, that - next time - he would rather screw the tabletop in place, not glue it. It's described otherwise in the article.

Best,
Julian

Thanks Julian, I may just hunt down those  PDFs ... I need to improve my German (my high school German seems to have left out most of the terms used in woodworking!)

I made a bench with a base almost identical about 20 years ago, but the top wasn't anything special - so my wife annexed it before I installed vices and she still has it in the kitchen [embarassed]

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Re: AW: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 06:39 AM »
@Kev: you mean the black ones on the sides?

On the right side of the bench (when looking from the twin screw vise), there are fences, a total of three: a small one in the front, the one the rail sits on, and a large one behind the rail. You can adjust them to the height of your workpiece by sliding them up/down, and the knobs are simply for fixing them when set. This also goes for the fence the FS/guide rail sits on, as well as its counterpart on the opposite side of the bench.

There's a how-to for this bench in the german woodworking magazine "Holzwerken" (issues 37 & 38 if I'm not mistaken). They do have back issues for sale as PDF... See holzwerken.net if interested.

If you want to build it: Guido stated later on, that - next time - he would rather screw the tabletop in place, not glue it. It's described otherwise in the article.

Best,
Julian

Hello Julian,
Back in November (before I went south for the winter) I ordered those issues of the magazine.  I understand an English translation of the article was also a possibility.  Hopefully when I return home in April I'll find those issues in my stack of mail.

Regards,
Ron

Offline jcaswell

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Re: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 04:46 PM »
Hi - I really like this workbench - has anyone discovered whether the plans or instructions are available in English (my German runs to 'ein beer bitte').  Failing that, I will go to the magazine site and see if I can get them in German and run them through a translation engine

Offline Woodeye

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Re: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 02:42 AM »
I agree. Nice Workbench.
I was able to go to the German magazine's website (http://www.holzwerken.net/Zeitschrift) and purchase the two issues (#37 & 38) that covered the construction of the workbench. Although they didn't have an English version available, I downloaded both PDFs (in German), and was able to, within a couple of minutes, use a free service to translate to English. While there were some errors in translation, I didn't find it difficult to get the gist of the article. The cost of the magazines were about $10 US each.
Note that, once downloaded, you most likely will need to split the article away from the entire issue in order to have it translated. The file is too large otherwise.

Offline escan

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Re: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 10:04 AM »
Well thought out.

Offline Gerald_D

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Re: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 11:47 AM »
This is my version of the Guido Henn workbench.  I built this a few years ago, and so glad I saw this video before I built a workbench.  I opted not to have it setup for track saw (I have an MFT for that), but do have a router lift on one end and wide vise on the other.  For me, this type of workbench works best for me vs a solid top like a traditional bench.

One thing I would change from my current design is to add a side vise of some sort.  I'm now in the process of building a version of Guido's 'chaos wall' storage.

Regards,
Gerald
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Offline Neal W

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Re: Workbench Guido Henn style ( I'm impressed)
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 03:47 PM »
Curious as to what he was using on the guide rail as stops for his "knock off" domino machine (I'm guessing the Malfell doo dad). That was pretty interesting and would be useable on the MFT as well.
Turning perfectly good lumber into scrap and sawdust for more than 20 years!