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Project by Hutch posted 08-02-2015 02:49 AM 7117 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a workbench for my office. It will be used to work on eyeglasses…nosepads, etc. Made out of rustic white oak and walnut, with walnut and hickory drawer boxes. First butterfly keys in the top. Hand cut with a very slight taper and scribed into the top. I used a palm router and chisel to fit the keys. Fun project and will get lots of use.

-- We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 03:46 AM

Hutch,

You have a cool office wall; used brick…

Now, you have a COOL workbench on a COOL wall!

Nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jenine

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 03:47 AM

Stunning!!!!

-- - Montana sucks. Tell your friends.

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playingwithmywood

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 04:17 AM

I would call this a mantel… but some say tisket some say tasket

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majuvla

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 05:42 AM

Very nicely built. Drawers with dovetails looks just adorable. I like this detail on desktop which connect rip.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Hutch

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#5 posted 08-02-2015 05:56 AM

Thanks for the nice comments
Jenine, I agree and tell everyone…Montana sucks, especially the Bitterroot Valley!

It would maybe be called a mantel if it wasn’t at waist height.

-- We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill

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#6 posted 08-02-2015 10:54 AM

Nice piece. All of your dovetail work looks really good, what do you use for them?

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Hutch

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#7 posted 08-02-2015 02:12 PM

Thanks, RobEk. They are hand cut, using Japanese pull saws.

-- We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 08-02-2015 02:22 PM

Hutch, you did a beautiful job on this. It has such a great character about it and will be a focal point of the room.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 08-05-2015 06:37 PM

Hutch, my first thought was a Mantel too… but…

Now, that it’s not very High & therefore NOT a Mantel,
perhaps a Full Front view showing the floor would clarify it… ?

Thank you…

Great Job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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playingwithmywood

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#10 posted 08-06-2015 05:04 AM



Hutch, my first thought was a Mantel too… but…

Now, that it s not very High & therefore NOT a Mantel,
perhaps a Full Front view showing the floor would clarify it… ?

glad that I was not the only one….. I am never one to be afraid to say the things most people are afraid to say

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