David's RV-10 Build

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I’ve spent the last few days with some of my guys cleaning up the warehouse and building some EAA 1000 workbenches. I ended up building 4 standard tables (60″ x 24″ x 34″) as well as 4 mini tables at  46″ x 24″ x 34″. I had to cut the legs down 1″ from the plans due to my inability to read at Lowes. I had grabbed 2″ x 4″ x 92.5″ instead of 2″ x 4″ x 96″ sticks. Which was fine as the table was getting raised 3″ due to the wheels I added.



I felt I should comment on this specifically. The pipes holding the filter unit & air pressure regulator are standard 3/8″ NPT  Brass pipes from Home Depot. I believe they are 4″ long. The way I have this mounted, you are not going to find anywhere unless you work in the Wireless Construction industry. I used 2 trapezoids (3-Way Stand-offs), 2 7/8″ Stackable Cable Snap-ins, and 2 5/8″ Cable Bushings. I had to modify the bushings due to the short distance of the pipe, as well as remove some additional rubber inside. If anyone would like to use these, just let me know and if I still have any, I will send them to you.

The good thing about all these tables being moveable is I can place this bench where ever I wish. I need to change out the blade to a metal blade still. I have been debating on getting a benchtop belt sander / wheel sander combo. I don’t think I need one though. Its hard to tell but I have all the power cables going through a hole in the center of the table to a power strip mounted underneath. Very handy for sure.

The machine on the right is soley for work use. It is fantastic if you strip a lot of wire. We stripped a 55 gallon barrel of wire in less than a day with wire sizes ranging from 4/0 to #12.


Updated: December 4, 2013 — 11:03 pm

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  1. Congratulations! Such a fun project and it looks like your shop is off to a great start. There are a few places a drill press will be handy – but not required. I got a second hand one from Craigslist and sold when I was done. Also, if you haven’t already, a pneumatic squeezer makes a big difference.

    1. Thank you sir! I’ve been reading about your build for quite some time. Congratulations on getting airborne.

      I am looking at Ishams Toolkit which I believe has one. It appears that everyone who has used one midway, wished they bought it at the beginning.

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