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Scandinavian workbench restore
One legged dead man walking…

Ok some awful undertones in that name…
Actually it is just a simple dead man for the new old workbench.


Just a long piece of wood, not sure but think teak.


Marking the center line.


Drilling holes for every two inch or five cm.


And a little dowel that fits the holes with a cross dowel that makes it easy to pull out.


Use the end vice to hold it.


Get the idea?


Now it is just to use it.
I udsed it for planing some long boards and some window frames today, it works like a gem.

In next and last part I will end up with a little funny history tour dating back to 1414, since I only have few minutes here tonight.

Hope it can be to some inspiration.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



9 comments so far

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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 644 days ago

“end vice” always sounded like a deadly sin to me… ;p

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Don W

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#2 posted 644 days ago

great job. The bench is coming together!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Mauricio

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#3 posted 644 days ago

I’m not sure what sounds worse that or Bench Slave. ;-)

We can always call it a board jack! That’s safe…

Great work Mads! Best thoughts.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 644 days ago

Very nice, my friend. You are always thinking. I like that. That is a good addition to your shop!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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madts

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#5 posted 644 days ago

Always good to see your stuff mads.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Brit

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#6 posted 644 days ago

Nice work Mads and now let the creativity flow. :o) I’ve missed your blogs and projects.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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nobuckle

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#7 posted 644 days ago

That’s an excellent and simple idea. It gives me an idea that I might be able to apply to my situation. Thanks for posting

Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 643 days ago

Great addition to that wonderful old workbench. I like that worked on and well used look of that bench, it
really gives it character and helps give your shop a very special ambiance.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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KOVA

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#9 posted 643 days ago

HERMOSO MUCHACHO MUERTO??? PARA SUPLANTAR LA FALTA DE OTRA PATA FRONTAL
QUE SE PODRÍA AGUJEREAR Y USAR COMO HOMBRE MUERTO ;-)
ESTUVO INGENIOSO Y YA VÍ QUE TIENES OTRO TORNILLO DE BANCO, EN UN CAJÓN, A LA ESPERA ;-)
ADÓNDE PLANEAS COLOCARLO VIEJO ZORRO
?????

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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