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Building The Holtzapffel Workbench #3: Update on the base

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Blog entry by Mike Lingenfelter posted 02-04-2008 01:52 AM 3939 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Starting the base Part 3 of Building The Holtzapffel Workbench series Part 4: Update on the bench »

I had a few hours to work in the shop before the Super Bowl started. I was able to hog out all of the mortises. The router and drill press combination worked out really nice.

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I had time to clean out the mortises in two of legs and fit one of the small stretches into the mortises.

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So far the fit is working out pretty well. I still have a little more tweaking to do on some of the shoulders, but over all not too bad.



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Eric

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 02:09 AM

Lookin’ good!

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 02:26 AM

So far so good. I am surprised that you weren’t on such an adrenaline rush from working on this bench that you simply forgot about the Superbowl.

I guess we must have our priorities in life.

Besides you can’t rush good craftmanship.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 02:40 AM

Mike,

I am really anxious to see how this turns out. It looks like the edges of your stock are really crisp and square. I would recommend easing all of the edges with a slight roundover, they will wear better.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 02:54 AM

Todd – yes the edges are still “hard”. I plan to chamfer them before I assemble the base.

Eric – Thanks. I’ve been enjoying your blog. Keep it up.

Scott – Yes being in the shop would be perfect, but watching the Super Bowl and surfing woodworking sites is a close second :).

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 03:55 AM

Lookin’ good

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 05:58 AM

Your parts have a nice clean fit. I can’t wait to see more.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 07:51 AM

Looks great! Can’t wait to see more also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 09:11 AM

I’m with the rest…looking forward to more!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 03:25 PM

Nice work. Keep it going and keep posting.

-- Hope Never fails

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#10 posted 02-05-2008 05:40 AM

Nice looking fit, and some mighty fine looking fir as well.

-- Craig, www.WoodworkersResource.com (Where Information meets Inspiration)

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#11 posted 03-08-2008 04:19 AM

Loo-king gooood.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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