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WorkBench #5: Workbench (almost) done

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Blog entry by grimt posted 09-14-2010 03:22 AM 862 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I have been tardy in updating my blog for my workbench. It’s been so long that my bench looks well used and even abused. It’s almost done: I still need to find and fit two drawer fronts. My idea is to make the drawer fronts out of 6 different woods. So far I have European Beech, Matai, Oak and Maple.

I am very pleased with how the bench turned out, here are some pictures:

It is rock solid, if I hadn’t inserted some drawers we would be using it as an earthquake shelter :-).



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 03:26 AM

looks massive and sturdy, I like it. has a very stable look to it like it can take anything you throw at it

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

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moshel

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 03:59 AM

i can give you few more timbers… i have rimu, block walnut and jarah and rosewood.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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grimt

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#3 posted 09-14-2010 04:06 AM

Moshe,

That’s very kind of you, I have enough Rimu to do a drawer front so one more would be great. It kind of seems a shame to use rosewood or walnut on a workbench, especially as it’s a user rather than a looker.

You had any more use out of your Alaskan recently??

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matai

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 04:19 AM

I can give you some mahogany for one of the drawer fronts. I received rather a lot today through a TradeMe purchase. Now I have to think of what to do with it.

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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grimt

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#5 posted 09-14-2010 04:43 AM

Thanks matai, maybe I should build another workbench with more drawers….

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moshel

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#6 posted 09-14-2010 05:06 AM

I have heaps of recycled rimu. you can have some with no bad feelings.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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moshel

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#7 posted 09-14-2010 05:07 AM

Oh, and about the alaskan, i am letting you guys relax a bit and get back to normal life and then you can help me mill a huge elm i have laying around.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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