My first real bench

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Project by Dogboy posted 09-15-2015 02:37 AM 1830 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, after reading and watching everything I could find on bench constuction I finally knocked one out. Forgive the bad pic, will post more later.

-- No mistakes, just kindling

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 03:12 AM

Looks stout and functional, good job!

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 03:55 AM

Now that’s heavy duty.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 09-15-2015 03:19 PM

great looking bench.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 09-15-2015 10:14 PM

What material and finish did you use, is there a reason the vice face are cut off our is it just the way you wanted it

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 12:04 AM

the finish is equal parts BLO, mineral spirits, and Poly. As far as the angles cut in the face vice I liked the look, and My goal with building the bench was to maximize the use of the boards and vices I had.

That shape/ size was some what the result of gluing up the nicer scraps with good straight grain (vs going back to HD for wood letting it dry etc). Out of the 7 2×12 by 16 foot pieces of doug fir I bought, the scraps (other then the pieces I will re saw and use as drawer fronts) can fit in a milk crate. So if I don’t like it I can easily replace the front.

-- No mistakes, just kindling

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#6 posted 09-16-2015 06:31 AM

Nice job! It certainly looks solid.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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