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Blog entry by larryparamedic posted 11-19-2009 04:30 AM 986 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came into an ash tree after a wind storm hit my inlaws farm . It’s 9.5 ft. long and approx 20 inches in diameter . after trying to decide on a design/style I settled on a combination between a Reubo style with a few modifications . it will be 6 ft. long 10.5 inches wide with a tool tray about 8inches wide . the top will be 4 inches thick ( the reubo part) with a base of 4’‘x5’’ legs and 3’‘x4’’ stretchers . It will utilize holdfast and one leg vise . the design will allow a modification to add an end vise and to widen the top by 5 inches allowing for dog holes . this would change it to a german style with little cost . wish me luck . hopefully pics will come soon but thats my wifes expertise .

-- larry,indiana

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#1 posted 11-19-2009 04:36 AM

Look forward to photos

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#2 posted 11-19-2009 04:38 AM

I agree with Jim, Larry. Bench construction posts are always well received.

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#3 posted 11-19-2009 06:30 AM

Welcome Larry I love bench builds the most.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 12:23 AM

I’m building part of that as you type… maybe have a look and see if it helps…

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#5 posted 04-30-2010 09:25 PM

well i finally got outside and started again on the bench. i finished two joints. don’t sound like much but they were big . they turned out good-n-tight . now i need more days off so i can continue. does anyone have any winning lottery tickets to donate so i can get this bench done? just kidding . have fun ya’ll.

-- larry,indiana

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