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Torsion box work bench #1: Solid, Flat and Heavy!

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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 01-12-2010 06:01 AM 4823 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a 10’ x 28’’ Torsion box work bench i’m building it will sit on 2 2.5’ wide cabinets one with 4 drawers and one with doors and adjustable shelving.

The top is made out of about 4 sheets of 3/4’’ mdf…... SOLID!

Wrapped in walnut pieces 2.5’ long with end on end dove tails, and dove tail corners using walnut and really white walnut sap wood to create contrast at the joints.

Torsion Box

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 06:02 AM

Nice progress,

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Karson

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 06:19 AM

Yes great progress. It’s looking good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jeison

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 06:29 AM

coolness

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Gary

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 07:55 AM

Man….look at all those clamps…..I’m jealous

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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bigike

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#5 posted 01-12-2010 12:55 PM

nice, keep em coming.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 01-12-2010 01:21 PM

That is going to be a monster of a bench. It is going to be fun to watch this bench take shape.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Eagle1

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#7 posted 01-12-2010 01:45 PM

Nice Bench I only wish I had all those clamps… You know you can never have enough clamps…

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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ericandcandi

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#8 posted 01-12-2010 02:38 PM

I see you too have clamp fetish. Nice torsion box but it will be interesting to see how many comments about the clamps.

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 01-12-2010 03:18 PM

Wow…that thing is going to weigh a ton! Will be solid as a rock though..nice!

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SPalm

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#10 posted 01-12-2010 03:33 PM

Zowie. Nice build, but wow, how about 1/2” mdf next time? This will be a monster.

Good job, love the dovetails.

Clamps are overrated.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Canadian Woodworks

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#11 posted 01-12-2010 04:55 PM

I got the idea from the wood whisperer if you notice I have my own 8’ x 4’ torsion box assembly table that is his design. He used 1/2’’ mdf I thought for the extra $$ which is not much might as well go with 3/4’’ and the top will have a sheet that sits on top that can be replaced also 3/4’’ he said to use 1/4’’ hard board…lol

Clamps, mmmmmmmm clamps!! lol local store had bessys on at half price, how could I not load up but still there have been times i’ve needed more!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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mstenner

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#12 posted 01-12-2010 05:29 PM

Wow. You, sir, are not afraid of a little (or a lot of) overkill. I like it.

-- -Michael

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