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Woodworking Bench #2: Base finished

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 10-25-2009 04:22 AM 2910 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Maple and Cherry work bench Part 2 of Woodworking Bench series Part 3: Finishing andFastening the Ttop »

I spent most of today (Saturday) working on my Woodsmith Workbench, and didin’t get very far. I was abe to finish the base and man isi it heavy. The stretchers lock in with wooden keys and even without the top the base is very sturdy.
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It took two to lift ijust the base down from the assembly table

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I alternated the cherry/maple wood on the lower shelf to match the top.
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It may appear a little short in this picture but there are some spacers to be addded which will add a few inches to the height. I also shortent the table by 10 inches to save space. I hope that wasn’t a mistake.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.



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#1 posted 10-25-2009 04:28 AM

Doc, it looks like this is coming along well.

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

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 04:31 AM

Great progress

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 02:18 PM

Waiting to see how you connect the top to the legs.

Looking very VERY good so far!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#4 posted 10-25-2009 08:26 PM

You won’t have to worry about that bench moving when you’re planing a board!

Very nice work, Doc. It is going to be a beautiful bench.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 08:44 PM

That bench will be beautiful, can’t go wrong with a solid base like that!

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#6 posted 10-25-2009 08:54 PM

Greetings Doc…

She’s an absolute stunner!

Great presentation. I really appreciate your time and experience in posting this.

—Peter

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#7 posted 10-25-2009 09:07 PM

Looks good so far!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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