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Blog entry by panadero posted 02-05-2018 11:22 AM 341 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First blog post, so I will keep it short as a test…
I am building an English workbench via the English Woodworker. Not quite finished, but enough that I could build a Japanese tool chest for my planes.

I plan on posting more on both projects as they get finished, and more, though the chest was an hour and a half build yesterday, and could be considered finished, unless I decide to amend it…

Cheers,
David



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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 11:34 AM

Looking good, David. By mention of the English Woodworker, may I assume you are an unplugged handtooler?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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panadero

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#2 posted 02-05-2018 02:18 PM

Hello Ron,
Thanks. I am attempting to remain unplugged, though I do have a few power tools, and they will remain. I have sharpened up a number of bladed tools in the last six months, and really enjoy using them. When the bench is finished, I will have a proper space to work with them. My plywood outfeed table doesn’t have the weight behind it for much work.
The tool chest is already full of planes and chisels.
David

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#3 posted 02-05-2018 06:18 PM

Well … I won’t hold a few power tools  against you. LOL! I look forward to what comes off of this bench. Good luck in your attempt to remain unplugged.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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panadero

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#4 posted 02-05-2018 07:21 PM

Hey Ron,
I built the bench with hand tools, and have a list of project ideas I want to get through.
When I built the scruffy scaffold over the back room to paint the house, though, I was concerned with getting it done so the paint went on before the snow. Skil circular saw, ryobi drill.
They have their use, for sure, and though I am attempting to stay hand powered in my ‘real’ projects, the mundane stuff needs doing too.
By the way, I reused the boards from the scaffolding to build the bench.

I hope to post items worth looking at as I progress in my skills!
Cheers,
David

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 02-05-2018 11:58 PM



Hey Ron,
I built the bench with hand tools, and have a list of project ideas I want to get through.
When I built the scruffy scaffold over the back room to paint the house, though, I was concerned with getting it done so the paint went on before the snow. Skil circular saw, ryobi drill.
They have their use, for sure, and though I am attempting to stay hand powered in my real projects, the mundane stuff needs doing too.
By the way, I reused the boards from the scaffolding to build the bench.

I hope to post items worth looking at as I progress in my skills!
Cheers,
David

- panadero

David, I would not attempt house repairs with out my few power tools, as well. I have the the usual suspects; drills, circular saw, jig saw … they just never see the inside of my shop! They rest quietly in the garage waiting to be used around the house. Believe it or not … outside my shop … I am of this century. LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#6 posted 02-08-2018 12:51 AM

Great work bench. I built several of the Japanese tool boxes for Christmas one year. They were pretty fun to do.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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