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Project by newplane posted 1642 days ago 2125 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow WW’rs!

Its been a while since I have posted anything and I just wanted to let you see my latest project that I have completed. I purchased the wood for this bench from Wall Lumber in NC. It went to Hope Mills and was started there, I went to Fort Gordon for school and it followed me there to work on it some more (a nice guy let me use his shop), after school I received orders for Germany. Once the house-hold/tools/wood/partially completed supplies arrived I worked on the bench. Comments are are always welcome. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.

The last pic is of my Stanley’s sitting patiently for the chance for its turn on the new bench,,lol.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1642 days ago

well traveled bench :-)) Congrats on sticking it out!! Looks like a nice job.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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newplane

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#2 posted 1642 days ago

Thanks TopamaxSurvivor! It will be a pleasure to use, the month before I deploy and the year after I get back. But I am glad its done.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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KayBee

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#3 posted 1642 days ago

Nice bench…gives new meaning to wood movement.

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

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Jerry

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#4 posted 1642 days ago

Great work, its amazing that hours and hours of blood, sweat and tears can be summed up in a few photographs huh? I know what was involved, great attention to detail and craftsmanship. By the way, Thanks for all you do for our country.

Jerry

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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just_adam

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#5 posted 1642 days ago

that’s a handsome bench. very solid, and for sure not to be repositioned in the shop while wearing flip flops!

what kind of woodworking do you normally do?

Adam

-- Oakland, CA

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lou

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#6 posted 1642 days ago

looks like a pleasure to work at.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 1642 days ago

That is great bench.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1642 days ago

very cool bench

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1642 days ago

Nice looking workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Napaman

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#10 posted 1642 days ago

that is just fantastic!!! glad you got it done…well worth the wait…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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newplane

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#11 posted 1642 days ago

Thanks everyone for the comments! I can’t wait to finish up some projects with it; you don’t realize how much you need a good bench until you use one.

Adam- Being in the military I use a lot of hand tools, I do have a small table shaper, planer with sled (for jointing operations as well) but a good bench is a necessity for hand tools. I like to think of myself as a 50/50 hand/power-tool woodworker.

Adam- tooo funny! I love to wear flip-flops all the time in the shop; I will make sure I don’t wear them when I move the bench.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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Gerald Miller

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#12 posted 1642 days ago

Great looking bench from a retired Army grunt, thanks for serving.

-- Jerry Miller

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newplane

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#13 posted 1642 days ago

Jerry where did you sever at? Thank you for your sevice friend, you stayed in till the end.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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Pdub

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#14 posted 1641 days ago

Great job on the bench. Enjoy it till you leave. Thanks for all you do for our country and take care of yourself while deployed.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Cantputjamontoast

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#15 posted 1633 days ago

Nice bench!!!!

what do they call WO in the Army. In the Marine Corps we used to call them Gunner( as in Good Morning Gunner Smith(along with a salute of course)

Keep your chin up and your head down!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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