LumberJocks

A 2nd Holtzapffel and last (Maybe)

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by kckevin posted 1697 days ago 827 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was half drafted and half volunteered to build another Holtzapffel workbench. The Guild I belong to, The KAnsas City Woodworkers’ Guild, was in need of a workbench for presentations. With Marc Adams coming to town Dec. 4th, 5th, & 6th, One was needed post haste. It took me two months, working a few hours a week to get it to a usable condition. What I ended up doing was leading a workshop for others to build their own bench. With original 5 people signed up I expected help with the laminations of the top, etc. My class of 5 quickly dwindled to one. And he finished his bench first.

What you see is a near finished bench. It is only lacking the big, wide twin screw face vise the Holtzapffel is known for. Due to screw issues, that will be added in a couple of weeks. But here it is. Not perfect but a solid bench none the less.

-- KCkevin



4 comments so far

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2423 days


#1 posted 1697 days ago

Kevin, apparently your picture did not get posted.

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

View papadan's profile

papadan

1116 posts in 1969 days


#2 posted 1697 days ago

What was it that little old lady used to say….Where’s the bench! or something like that.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

View PineInTheAsh's profile

PineInTheAsh

401 posts in 1869 days


#3 posted 1697 days ago

Kevin,

You guys (KCWWG) get some TWO MONTHS lead time for upcoming guests??

Damn, what an absolute luxury!

Best,
Peter

View kckevin's profile

kckevin

41 posts in 1840 days


#4 posted 1695 days ago

We knew Marc was coming for a year. I only knew 2 months ago I was making the bench.

-- KCkevin

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase