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Project by DirkEdmund posted 11-25-2014 05:47 AM 6949 views 33 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was quite a project. I just finished it about a year after starting. The top, legs, and stringers are all made from birch plywood that I laminated together. The edges are brazilian cherry, and the drawer fronts & doors are birdseye maple.

I made a slideshow of the build if anyone is interested (Link posted below). Thanks for looking!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr01OG4Uh1Q

-- DirkEdmundMichigan/www.dirkedmund.com





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 07:38 AM

That’s a beautiful bench and love the contrasting woods. Great job! Are you planning on dog holes?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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muesli

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 10:53 AM

This bench is a beauty. I wouldn’t be able to work on it, because the first scratch would break my heart.
I also love your tables very much!

OT: Your website does not work and the link to your etsy-shop is wrong.
hth

Uwe

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Holzarbeiterin

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 11:07 AM

I love the bench! I’m in the process of building one now too. Just curious, what’s the finished size? What did you use for a finish?

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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DirkEdmund

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#4 posted 11-25-2014 12:55 PM

Thanks everyone for the interest. The finished size is 40”x7’’, and has a shellac finish. Im still undecided about dog holes with the use of non-slip pads etc for sanding & routing. Im sure I would just drop screws into them all day long. Sorry about the old inactive links. Im putting together a new site, and haven’t used the ETSY shop in quite a while. Thanks for looking!

- Northwest29

-- DirkEdmundMichigan/www.dirkedmund.com

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nuzzo

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 01:24 PM

Really nice job. Looks more like a piece of furniture than a workbench.

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Lanaug

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 01:33 PM

That is one nice sturdy, good looking workbench. I would certainly be proud to have that in my workshop. Very well done indeed.

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ronstar

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#7 posted 11-25-2014 02:24 PM

Very nice! – I like the mix of laminated ply with the maple and cherry

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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Todd Swartwood

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#8 posted 11-25-2014 02:39 PM

Great Bench, keep posting your beautiful work.

Have a blessed day, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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Andre

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#9 posted 11-25-2014 02:56 PM

Nice Bench, Lee Valley has some pop up dogs which might work? Think I bought the same vice for my bench in progress, how do you like it?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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haywire

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#10 posted 11-25-2014 03:46 PM

could you email me the blue prints on this outstanding work of art please i was going to build a different work bench till i was yours my email is cpthaywire64@msn.com thank you mark skinner

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 11-25-2014 04:02 PM

Very very nice,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BillyD3152

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#12 posted 11-25-2014 04:03 PM

Very nice

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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hotncold

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#13 posted 11-25-2014 04:34 PM

I love the laminated legs on this work of art!
Very nice!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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hoss12992

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#14 posted 11-25-2014 05:21 PM

That is absolutely beautiful. Love the video. Great job and thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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DirkEdmund

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#15 posted 11-25-2014 05:40 PM



Nice Bench, Lee Valley has some pop up dogs which might work? Think I bought the same vice for my bench in progress, how do you like it?

Hey the vice has done a decent job so far. In hindsight I wish I would have sprung for a nicer model. This one has a fair amount of racking if you aren’t clamping a large piece. The price was right though!
- rad457


-- DirkEdmundMichigan/www.dirkedmund.com

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