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Old School bench gets new lease of life

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Blog entry by BigYin posted 02-07-2012 12:03 AM 2593 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this old solid beech school woodwork bench on ebay for £60. ($95)
Heres the start of bringing it back to life

back view
Bench project - back view, Old solid beach school bench found on ebay for £60 ($95)

front view
Bench project - front view

top view
The kids have knocked nails in to the top and repaetedly sawed into the edges.
Nails were punched below the surace at least 3/8 inch and plugged with mahogany dowl.
Holes were enlarged to solid wood and filled with glued in tapered dowls
Saw cuts recut with wider kerf sawblade and strips of hardwood gluedin

Bench project - top view

end view
Bench project - end view

holes
Bench project - holes in top

holes filled
Bench project - holes filled

Record vice fitted
Bench project - record vice

Thats as far as i got today as the dust extractor bag burst showering workshop.
I carried out some tools to start cleaning and thought the old tool junkies might be interested.

old carpenters tools, Stanley Bailey #5 and Woden #4

old carpenters tools, Dust extractor bag split covering workshop. I photographed when carried out to clean up

old carpenters tools, Dust extractor bag split covering workshop. I photographed when carried out to clean up

old carpenters tools, Dust extractor bag split covering workshop. I photographed when carried out to clean up.

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 05:46 AM

It will be interesting to see what projects are constructed on your ‘new’ bench.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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