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Project by newplane posted 10-19-2009 10:28 PM 2221 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 10-19-2009 10:31 PM

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 10-19-2009 10:41 PM

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 10-19-2009 10:50 PM

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 10-19-2009 11:39 PM

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 10-19-2009 11:59 PM

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 10-20-2009 12:31 AM

looks like a pleasure to work at.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 01:37 AM

That is great bench.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-20-2009 01:38 AM

very cool bench

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#9 posted 10-20-2009 02:29 AM

Nice looking workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 10-20-2009 05:55 AM

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 10-20-2009 10:02 AM

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 10-20-2009 12:24 PM

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

-- Jerry Miller

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newplane

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#13 posted 10-20-2009 12:49 PM

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 10-20-2009 04:02 PM

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 10-28-2009 11:56 PM

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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