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Project by BirdlandCreations posted 07-10-2009 06:37 PM 2548 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my personal workbench inwhich I learned how to create this spring semester at school. There are many features to this bench to the inlays, patternmakers vice, tail vice, that sweet accent of bubinga and the crystalized effect of using chrysacolla. I learned a great deal about engineering and joinery. This is my pride and joy.

medium – beech, bubinga, chrysacolla, petrfied wood, and metal

size – 88 in 35 in 28 in

date created – spring 2009

Not for Sale

-- Steven Weber Jr., A Mile High @ www.birdlandcreations.net





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john

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#1 posted 07-10-2009 06:42 PM

Only $ 20,000 ? I,ll take 10 of them !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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motthunter

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#2 posted 07-10-2009 06:43 PM

It will be a shame to scuff it up with your next project. Great work!

-- making sawdust....

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aurora

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#3 posted 07-10-2009 06:44 PM

Birdy,
WOW, i love this bench !!! only problem is that i would be afraid of scratching it or getting glue on it. really beautiful job. give us the scoop and more pics on the joinery.

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patron

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#4 posted 07-10-2009 06:49 PM

beautifull work !
why sell it ?
the money will soon be gone ,
and so will the bench !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 07-10-2009 06:52 PM

That is a beautiful bench and I enjoy the look that the different woods add to it.

This is a bench that any of us would love to have in our shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 07-10-2009 06:59 PM

Great looking bench.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Samel A. Livingstone

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#7 posted 07-10-2009 07:38 PM

Classical nice looking bench. can you enclose base and sell it for a bartop to a rich patron?

-- Sam, upstate

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KayBee

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#8 posted 07-10-2009 07:42 PM

Great bench. What’s the turquoise looking stuff on the tail vise

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Roper

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#9 posted 07-10-2009 09:22 PM

i love this bench birdman, and so do you i know you wouldn’t sell it for a million dollars. time to get it dirty and get some new projects rollin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 07-10-2009 10:22 PM

Wow Steve
Now thats a bench serious work platform its a long term tool for sure.

Hey John if Steves not up for it I’ll take that order :-)) what are you going to do make 10 of those killer bird houses all at once?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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john

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#11 posted 07-10-2009 10:40 PM

After seeing this bench i,m going to have to raise the price of my birdhouses to $ 50 ,000 a piece .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Jamie

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#12 posted 07-11-2009 12:31 AM

Stunning bench!

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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kolwdwrkr

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#13 posted 07-11-2009 01:58 AM

John, you were off by 10k. It’s $30,000 not $20,000. So your birdhouse would need to be $60,000. This is definitely a nice bench.
Steve, if you sell this for $30,000 let me know how and where you sold it. I’d like to make a few at that price.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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john

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#14 posted 07-11-2009 02:22 AM

It was $20,000 when i first posted but it went up $ 10,000 shortly after , inflation i guess . Artist must charge about a thousand dollars an hr ?
I could fill up a shop with nice tools for $30,000 :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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panther

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#15 posted 07-11-2009 02:38 AM

OUTSTANDING BENCH

-- you must live for something or die for nothing (rambo)

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