Holtzapffel Workbench

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Blog series by cylis007 updated 06-28-2009 10:01 PM 3 parts 7604 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: Just beginnings

01-24-2009 06:40 PM by cylis007 | 12 comments »

I am just getting started in this hobby and have learned a lot from people who have posted their experiences and projects online. In return, I wanted to document my first project which is the Holtzapffel bench. Unfortunately, I started working on the bench before I found the lumberjocks website and did not photo some of the construction in the beginning. I plan to document the project a little more closely. I will also try to point out things that I learn along the way to help new woodwor...

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Part 2: Base assembly complete

03-11-2009 05:00 AM by cylis007 | 3 comments »

I have completed the base assembly finally. The stretchers and legs are permanently attached using the drawbore technique. I still have to cut the pins flush and chamfer the edges. I made dowels from an oak board using a dowel plate. What a forearm workout! Other than assembling the base, I have been getting a game plan together for the top and face vise. The next thing that I need to do is prep the boards for the top. I have cut the boards a little over 6ft. long and will begin ...

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Part 3: Bench top and base come together forever

06-28-2009 10:01 PM by cylis007 | 5 comments »

It has been some time since I have updated my blog on my progress. The bench is coming along nicely. I began working on the table top and am learning a lot as I progress. The top requires a lot of work. I don’t see myself building another bench for a long time. I am glad that I thought about what I would need before ever beginning. Since I started my bench, I have seen other’s benches on this site that look great. It has made me think about a wish list for the next bench,...

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