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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 1055 days ago 1596 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Top finished...well almost Part 4 of Workbench series no next part

I spent a few hours the past couple of days getting the base of the bench glued together and pegged. I used 1/2” walnut pegs at all the tenon locations. Here is the bench with the top sitting on it. I still have to put the front apron on and mount the front vise and then construct the tail vise. I will be a week or so before I can get to it, work tomorrow.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com



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patron

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#1 posted 1055 days ago

it sure is coming along nicely ken

i was hoping you could get it to me
before i finish my new shop

the extra week
puts a crimp
in my plans

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 1055 days ago

LOL David…...The extra week will give you the opportunity to figure out shipping. Might wanna figure about 300# and will be oversize. I dont think UPS or FedEx will take it. Also make sure the door ways are 24” so it wont fit!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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spunwood

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#3 posted 1055 days ago

looking sturdy and sleek.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Brit

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#4 posted 1055 days ago

Nice work Ken.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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JL7

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#5 posted 1055 days ago

The bench is looking great! Looking forward to seeing the completed project…

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Don W

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#6 posted 1055 days ago

can you picture yourself beating on the top of that. It looks pretty sharp.

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#7 posted 1052 days ago

Your workbench is coming alone, Ken.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 811 days ago

are you done with this Ken?

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559dustdesigns

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#9 posted 811 days ago

This is inspiration to me, it makes me want to build a workbench project. Thanks for sharing your progress.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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MedicKen

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#10 posted 811 days ago

I still have to build and mount the tail vice. I did mount an old Wilton 10” quick release that I restored to the front left face. I have been procrastinating at doing the tail vice. One of these days…..lol

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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