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I have a small shop with table saw, miter saw, planer, table and hand routers and orbital sander. They share a 45’x22’ barn with my 23’ bay boat.
My projects are jewelry boxes, chests and armoires.
I have plenty of room to expand. Just can’t do it all being retired.
I now have a dust collecting system set up on all my equipment. I would like to, over time, add to my shop but for now I have the basis.

Duckster

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus


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#1 posted 09-22-2014 11:45 PM

Started my new work table last week. I glued up some 5’ 2×4’s to make a 30” wide table. When that was good and ready, I was ready to start.
I had a bunch of red oak barn wood, so I planed some of it down to 7/8”. It started 1 1/4” thick. It did work on my planer blades. I glued some up and had a 33 1/2” x 61” panel. Yesterday I glued and clamped the oak top to my base. Today I spent putting together the stand base and legs.
I had some 3 1/2” x 8” treated beams, which I used for all the bottom structure. This afternoon after getting this monster turned over, I started sanding down the top. This will take me several days. I’ll add a picture when completed.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 03:37 AM

This is my new shop table I have built. I just put Lemon Oil on the wood to give the wood some moisture. I am looking at different sealers for the table. The top is 7/8” red and white oak that I planed down out of some old oak barn wood that I had. It all was 1 1/4”, so I had plenty of wood to straighten the wood up before I glued it all up. I had glued up the base out of fir 2×4’s. The table is 60 3/4” long and 30” wide. I am waiting on my vise to get here.
I built the legs and base out of some structure treated 3”x8” lumber that I had. The table weighs almost 400 pounds. Yes, I do have heavy duty casters coming to move it around. :-))
Any suggestions for a good finish for the top?
Can’t figure out the upload on Pictures. I have them

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#3 posted 09-24-2014 12:55 PM

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#4 posted 09-27-2014 02:22 AM

I’m excited. I got my dog holes drilled and my Groz vise got in today. I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow. I have some Red Oak glued up tonight for the vise. I’ll put up a picture tomorrow.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#5 posted 10-03-2014 01:16 PM

Stellar job on the work bench, Duckster….You’ll put it to good use…The work bench is the center of activity in the shop….It’s the #1 tool, besides the table saw, in a shop, I think….I read your home page, and said you are (were) a lake guide…..I too am a fisherman…Have been for 35 years…I live on Bull Shoals lake up in the Ozark Mts. of Arkansas, and mainly fish for smallmouth, Kentuckys, and largemouth bass….I live about 12 miles from Ranger Boat Co., and years ago I used to fish for Ranger….I fish for fun on the lakes, but also fish the money tournaments…..I’ve fished a couple of tourmanent trails for years, but finally gave that up..Now just local stuff…Been ww about as long as fishing, and turning more to it these days, as I’m getting about too old to fish competivitly…..I build custom furniture and othe “stuff’ for a few customers…..
On the finish for your work bench….With 2 coats of Tung oil, I’d put about 3-4 coats of a polyeruthane, drying between coats for a couple of days each, OR a couple of coats of Exterior/ Marine Spar Varnish…this is tough stuff, because tung oil won’t hold up to the beating a work bench takes, so a good top coat is necessary….Keep up the good work, and enjoy…....

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#6 posted 10-03-2014 01:34 PM

Thanks Rick,
I’ve fished BS years ago when I fished Pro. I guided on Rayburn and Toledo Bend for 12 years. Retired a few years back and moved down to Seadrift, Texas. I’m 1.5 miles to the boat ramp. I have my own Charter (guide) business, fishing 4 of the bay systems here. Fishing for speckled trout, redfish and flounder. I do the woodworking on days I’m not fishing. Tough job but someone has to do it.
I put the two coats of Tung oil but haven’t put a top coat on yet.
Would Lacqure work?

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#7 posted 10-03-2014 02:42 PM

That bench is nice and will make a big difference in your shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 10-04-2014 03:03 AM

Hi Duckster,
Sounds like you’ve been in the fishing game a long time, too….Speaking of Toledo Bend and Rayburn….We’ve been taking a group of guys from my old bass club I belonged to when I lived in Memphis, TN. to T.B. every year in March for the past 25-26 years…..We fish all week, and usually stay on the Louisana side (used to stay on the Texas side, but eating joints were scarse). Been staying at Bridge Bay Resort for several years….I like T.B., and I usually head to Indian Mound or Slaughter Creek…..Patroon Creek is always good….Use to fish with guides Larry Nixon, Tommy Martin, and a time or two with Zell Roland, till they all went Pro…..Fish Raybrun a couple of times, and the Black Forrest was always good…I try to fish at least 2-3 times a week here and on Norfork…Like you, I’m about 10-15 minutes from the ramps…..Yep…someone’s gotta do it…might as well be us….!!!!!
I’ve never tried Lacquer, just used what I mentioned eariler…But I don’t see why it wouldn’t work…..it’s just shellac desolved in alcohol, and drys to a hard protective coating for wood, metal, etc. Go for it…..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#9 posted 10-04-2014 03:31 AM

That’s one grand looking bench.great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 11-20-2014 09:14 PM

I’m late in the game here but like everyone else is saying, that’s one gorgeous bench. I’m in the midst of building a quick cheapie a la NYW. When I get to the point where it’s time to build the real bench, I will be looking at yours with a much keener eye. Nice work Duckster!

-- Terry, East Central IL

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#11 posted 08-26-2015 11:40 PM

Thnx for the tour. Looks like a gr8 place to have some fun makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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