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Blog entry by jaysass1 posted 03-17-2010 06:05 AM 1370 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have been working on this or about a month. i got the plan from plansnow. it is made from ash.

new photos from an almost complete top!


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#1 posted 03-17-2010 06:12 AM

Wow, it is beautiful. Your workbench is much nicer than mine. I bet you can’t wait to use it. I spent about 6 weeks building my workbench, and it is not at all as beautiful as yours. Very well done.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#2 posted 03-17-2010 06:18 AM

bet you hesitate using it for fear of scratching it

way too pretty to ding with a hammer or dropped tool

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 06:18 AM

Wow that is a really nice workbench. I’d be afraid of scrathing it. Looks good.

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#4 posted 03-17-2010 06:42 AM

That seems like a really nice bench, good job, your pictures are coming cropped on the right side, try to resize them to 640 by 480 pixels and that should fix it right away.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#5 posted 03-17-2010 06:49 AM

i just updated the size of the photos. thanks for the comments.


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#6 posted 03-17-2010 06:59 AM

a wonderful bench well done.

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#7 posted 03-17-2010 08:07 AM

Looks great! My second workbench will probably be along these lines. Do you mind if I ask roughly how much the lumber cost you?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#8 posted 03-17-2010 11:48 AM

This is a gorgeous bench that you are building. It is going to be a nice addition to your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 03-17-2010 12:22 PM

Furniture grade for sure.

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#10 posted 03-17-2010 01:51 PM

Nice bench there.. I would be afraid to scratch it up also..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 03-17-2010 02:20 PM

Don’t wanna be a wet noodle here, but finishing with oil or lacquer that close the heater unit is a REALLY BAD idea.

Can you say “Wha-HUMMFFF!” when it ignites the fumes?

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#12 posted 03-17-2010 05:05 PM

I’d be proud of a bench that nice, can’t wait to see the finished project. Keep up the good work.

-- 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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#13 posted 03-17-2010 06:23 PM

That is beautiful wood. I like it.

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#14 posted 03-17-2010 06:25 PM

it cost me a little over 400 for the material. most of it is made from 2 inch thick stock, which i got for 2.85 a board ft, or something like that. never thought about the finish next to the furnace. good thing it has been fairly warm, so the furnace hasn’t really been running.


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#15 posted 03-26-2010 04:02 AM

Looks good so far!! Your bench is built like mine only I made mine from hard maple. The plan you used has got to be originally from Woodsmith Magazine for October/November 2007 (Volume 29, No 173). I don’t know if Plans Now and Woodsmith are connected or not but I’m sure the plans are the same. You can read about how mine was built at: if you care to make the comparisons.


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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