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Workbench #4: Getting closer

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 09-06-2011 10:54 PM 1913 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 09-07-2011 12:11 AM

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 09-07-2011 01:05 AM

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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#3 posted 09-07-2011 01:27 AM

looking sturdy and sleek.

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

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 01:45 AM

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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#5 posted 09-07-2011 02:17 AM

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

Jeff

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 09-07-2011 03:13 AM

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#7 posted 09-10-2011 05:25 PM

Your workbench is coming alone, Ken.

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 05:02 AM

are you done with this Ken?

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 06:55 AM

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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#10 posted 05-08-2012 01:02 PM

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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