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Outfitting the workshop #6: Tacit approval to build a bench!!!

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 1231 days ago 1144 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: One of the inestimable pleasures of being a Lumberjock...making your own tools! Part 6 of Outfitting the workshop series Part 7: Uncrating a tablesaw on the installment plan! »

My brother and his wife have been visiting from Winnipeg the last couple of days mainly to see their niece and nephew :-) but also to celebrate my birthday a couple of days early. My brother (enabling my tool addiction) gave me the large Lee Valley bench vise ( http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?c=&cat=1,41659,41661&p=31137\). Knowing the Jenn gives them an update on what is currently on my wish list at LV, I consider that her telling Bill that the vise was a good gift is like Jenn saying “Go ahead build that bench” so I take it as tacit approval for my building a bench!!!

Now I just have to clear a few projects off my ‘started list’ and sell off my oak desk (I am giving Bill the oak office table I am currently using as a bench/assembly table) once I get the new one built. Anybody want to buy an old 1950’s oak office desk complete with plate glass top protector:-)?

-- "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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#1 posted 1231 days ago

I hope Bill didn’t spring for the handle too. Much more fun to make your own, especially if you’re taking a turning class.

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#2 posted 1230 days ago

Yeah turning a handle would be fun but I won’t be able to take the turning class ‘til fall at best.

-- "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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