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Blog entry by b2rtch posted 05-23-2010 04:33 PM 4065 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hopefully, Soon my shop will be built, in the meantime I built my self a bench.

Even after trying and reading the instruction I still do not know how to upload pictures in the this post.
In the Ridgid forum, I have no problem loading pictures right from my computer, I lke this system better.
Hopefull you can see the pictures.
Bert

!New bench!

-- Bert



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naomi weiss

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#1 posted 05-23-2010 04:53 PM

Turned out lovely! Very New-Fangled. Are you using the bar clamps going across as a vice, like the NF bench? Or is that just for storage? Did you stain the wood (and what kind is it, btw)?

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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acrollet

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#2 posted 05-23-2010 05:56 PM

Hi there,

the bench looks great! Are you using #2 southern (yellow) pine for the top? Cut down 1×12s or similar? And I guess I’m displaying my ignorance here, but what is the curved handle on the front for?

thanks,

Adrian

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#3 posted 05-23-2010 06:00 PM

Looking good Bert

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Dave Price

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#4 posted 05-23-2010 07:59 PM

looks really nice b2rtch

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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b2rtch

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#5 posted 05-23-2010 08:07 PM

Thank you Naomi and Jim.
I shall use pipe-clamps across the bench if necessary in addition of two vises, of the hook and of hold downs.
I stain the wood with left over wood preservative and danish oil, the base to tinted with left over gel stain (I “hate” this stuff”)
The curved handle in the front it to hold on after too many beers, just kidding.
In fact it is not quite yet finish, if you a a long panel or a door you just push it in the hook with hold it without any vise or clamp. It works especially well when planning.

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#6 posted 05-23-2010 10:05 PM

I added pictures to show how the hooks and the bottom adjustable rest are used.

-- Bert

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RichardH

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#7 posted 05-24-2010 12:10 AM

Hi Bert, nice work. I agree that adding photos is not as easy as it could be – just messed with that yesterday…Here was what I figured out:
1> copy the photobucket DIRECT LINK and paste it into your text
2> Insert an exclamation point (!) at the beginning and end of the link
3> Click the preview button and if you got it right it will show the photo

Hope this helps. -Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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b2rtch

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#8 posted 05-24-2010 12:49 AM

Thank you Richard

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 05-24-2010 11:53 AM

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GregD

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#10 posted 05-24-2010 02:33 PM

I find that it works better if to position the insert cursor in the edit box where you want the photo and then click on the “add photo” icon above the edit box. It will ask you for:
1. the url of the photo – paste the direct link provided by photobucket
2. a short description of the photo – will come up as a “tool tip”
3. if you want to make the photo also a hyperlink – again paste the direct link so by clicking on the (possibly cropped) photo one can go to the “original” uncropped picture at photobucket (in your case).

Here is an example:

An example photo of Bert's bench

BTW, I like the bench!

-- Greg D.

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b2rtch

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#11 posted 05-24-2010 02:51 PM

Thank you Greg

-- Bert

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 05-24-2010 03:06 PM

looks very sturdy and useful! congratulations! now you have one less project to worry about :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 05-24-2010 04:12 PM

Thank you PurplLev

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#14 posted 05-30-2010 01:59 AM

I finished my bench today.
Look at the pictures hereMy bench is finished:
http://picasaweb.google.com/111066821954491027746/IBuiltABench#5476840079226277762

-- Bert

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TheDane

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#15 posted 07-31-2010 04:57 PM

Bert … Great job on the bench. I especially like the metal plate in the top. I think I’ll pick up a steel plate at a local machine shop and do some routing on my bench … heck of an idea. Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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