Carved working bench (part 1)

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Project by goldenhands posted 08-04-2009 09:22 AM 4949 views 9 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my new project guys and girls :)
Due to my thoughts about death of which I am thinking a lot ricently, not on a negative way but as a fact.
I have came to an understanding that many woodworkers have left behind some increadble work but not reflected on the workbenches where they have created these projects. So I have decided to leave after myself something nice which would be worth while keeping in the family instead of throu it in to born fire after I gone. So here is only one stand that I have managed to bring to the stage ready for decorative layers of gold, stain and laquer. Made of beech wood, hand carved, own design.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 09:57 AM

I will be watching this as it take shape.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 10:52 AM

Your LJ name is so appropriate. Golden Hands indeed. Thanks for posting this.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 02:29 PM

Yuri, I’m looking forward to watching the progress of this remarkable bench. Hopefully, since you are in your early thirties, the bench will be an antique before it is handed down in your family by reason of death.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 02:55 PM

WOW I am very interested in seeing the rest of your future heirloom take shape. Would you consider adopting me?

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 03:00 PM

Keep going and post pictures.
That’s some pretty sharp carving.

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#7 posted 08-04-2009 03:00 PM

WOW I am in awe… You are right not to many workbenches are left behind as a true heirloom and sought after for their design well done. Looking forward for the end product…

-- David '65

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#8 posted 08-04-2009 03:16 PM

Nice carving. I like the toe nails. Very nice detail.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 08-04-2009 03:19 PM

Thats a great bench carving. I’d be a little concerned about some foot kicking the toe nails on the leg carving.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 03:31 PM

Thank you all,
lol Terry love your question, well adopting some one takes hell of a time, nurves and money – all that I would like to sepend on my projects – see how selffish I am :)
Karson, yea I thought of it too but as I am restorer myself – I do love to create some headakes for my collegues. Well could be a good idea to mark a red line around the bench and put a large sign – DO NOT TOUCH – nah, I am gona work on it, so me would be the first who is gona kick it lol, and I am not gona cry about it – history, lol you know.

Thank you all for your time and comments.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 04:02 PM

Wow, this is going to be a very nice work bench. Can’t wait to see finished.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 08-04-2009 04:11 PM

Stunning and beautiful. Just amazing.

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

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#13 posted 08-04-2009 04:43 PM

very nice!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 05:18 PM

If your doing that to the legs, I can’t wait to see the detail the stretchers and vises get.
truly inspiring as always.
great work.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#15 posted 08-04-2009 05:52 PM

LOL Junior love your way of thinking!
I think I am gona surprise myself too lol :)

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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