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My first project in a wheelchair!

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Project by cdaniels posted 05-26-2014 02:23 AM 1919 views 2 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Couple of firsts on this one, first let me say it’s just a simple workbench top for my small workbench. As easy as it looks it’s my first project in a wheelchair. Also my first time using a hand plane and my first time not using any power tools at all except for a biscuit jointer. Big shout out to my new buddy rand for helping to keep me motivated to work through the pain of being in a wheelchair.

Iron sides

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 02:35 AM

Congratulations on your perserverence! Cool handle, and thanks for your service.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Buckethead

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 02:41 AM

A fine looking work bench. What type of wood is the top? It has a great looking grain.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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cdaniels

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#3 posted 05-26-2014 02:45 AM

Japanese poplar

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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cdaniels

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 02:47 AM

Apparently it’s a little denser than ours. I really like the eyes in it. I’ve had the good fortune of learning how japanese make furniture from a guy that doesn’t hardly speak English here in japan. We’re going next month to pick out my custom made japanese hand plane since he’s a master wood worker and knows his stuff.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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swirt

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 02:48 AM

Thank you for your service.
Awesome work on this one. Great looking bench top. I am very impressed and humbled that despite being in a wheel chair, you are choosing the hand tool route. lilredweldingrod is a good guy and a good guide.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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widdle

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 03:55 AM

Awesome..Good looking lumber there as well…looks clean..

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 05:00 AM

Way to GO ! looks cool !

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CFrye

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 06:20 AM

Nice job, Chris! Japanese Poplar. Haven’t heard of that before. Be sure to post the plane when you get it!

-- God bless, Candy

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 05-26-2014 06:20 AM

Keep on going with your wood working hobby !

Great work on the work bench top, I find the satisfaction of completing a job using hand tools more rewarding than just power tools. A little elbow grease goes a long way.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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David White

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 08:22 AM

I’d be proud of that even with two good legs – awesome job.

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Don W

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#11 posted 05-26-2014 10:15 AM

Nicely done. Keep up the good work.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 05-26-2014 10:32 AM

Great tabletop. Awesome perseverance. To survive we must overcome the obstacles in front of us. You are an inspiration to us all.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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mtalley

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#13 posted 05-26-2014 10:42 AM

Nice work. Glad you are still slinging tools and making sawdust.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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cdaniels

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#14 posted 05-26-2014 11:06 AM

Holy wow what a huge honor to make it on the daily top 3! Thanks everybody for your support! It means a lot

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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TheWoodenOyster

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#15 posted 05-26-2014 11:15 AM

That looks great. I cannot imagine doing that in a wheelchair. But, where there is a will, there is a way. Obviously you have the will, and you figured out how to make this happen. Great job and keep it up!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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