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Operation Holtzapffel #11: Light at the end of the tunnel

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Blog entry by Damian Penney posted 2115 days ago 3074 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: The top finally comes together! Part 11 of Operation Holtzapffel series Part 12: Done »

So here is my progress so far, definitely getting closer :)

Just need to add the vises, do some final flattening of the top once I flip it et voila :)

And a quick pic of my new pride and joy :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso



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bfd

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#1 posted 2115 days ago

Damian,

That is one nice looking bench. I bet you cannot wait to cross that off your list and start putting it to use. Also that shinny new saw is outstanding. Man there is eye candy everywhere you look!

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Julian

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#2 posted 2115 days ago

Nice looking bench. I am in saw envy!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Chris

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#3 posted 2115 days ago

I don’t know which I envy most; the Bench or the saw… :) Actually the bench wins… That’s what I need most at the moment.

Nice work Damian!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 2115 days ago

I’m definitely at the can’t wait till it’s done phase of the project. With two kids I get very little time where I can actually work on the thing so my projects have a tendency to take a loooooooong time :) Pleased with how it’s turning out so far though.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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FritzM

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#5 posted 2115 days ago

Looks good so far, man! Wow, I bet that thing weighs a ton. Looks like your new saw is your temporary bench as well.

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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Damian Penney

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#6 posted 2115 days ago

Thanks Fritz. I’m dreading flipping the thing on to its feet, crazy heavy; and I wouldn’t say ‘temporary’ :-)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 2115 days ago

Hey Damian! Man that’s a great looking bench!! I wish I had room in my garage for a dedicated work bench!! And man look at the real estate on the right side of that gleaming Jet cabinet saw!! I think if I found the guy that left that soda on my cast iron, I’d have to get a rope!! YIKES!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 2115 days ago

Just making the most out of the table part of the table saw :) It’s liberally coated with Top-Cote so no rust worries.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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FlWoodRat

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#9 posted 2115 days ago

Oh so that is a table saw under all those tools. LOL.. Great looking bench and nice saw too.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2114 days ago

Hi Damien;

The bench looks good upside down. I can’t wait to see it done.

A word of advice for for pride and joy. NEVER put a soda can, or any other beverage on the table top, or for that matter, on any of your machines.

This can only lead to heartache and misery.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Damian Penney

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#11 posted 2114 days ago

I have absolutely no idea what any of you are talking about. There is no soda can anywhere near the saw. Look for yourself… ;-)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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martin007

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#12 posted 2113 days ago

Got to love that edit/replace picture option hey Damian :o)

great looking bench!

-- Martin, Gatineau, Qu├ębec

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matt garcia

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#13 posted 2110 days ago

HAHAHA!! That is so AWESOME!!!!!!!! But I have a question….........is that a cerveza under the sombrero???

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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grumpycarp

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#14 posted 2110 days ago

With regard to what Lee said, you’ll also probably be making your buddies use a COASTER (for the first time) when they come over to see your new bench and put their tasty beverage down on it as well . . . ;-)
Nice work!

P.S. Boeshield T-9 works WAY better as a rust inhibitor.

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Blake

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#15 posted 2109 days ago

This is looking great. What a neat project. I can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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