The workbench

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Project by bearkatwood posted 03-15-2016 10:12 PM 4318 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So Finally it is done!!
The bench has been completed and the video is now live. Thanks to everyone who sat thru my remodel blog. I had a ton of fun doing it. I plan to make a bunch of videos in the coming years of all the fun I have woodworking.
So get a bag of popcorn and enjoy the show. When your all done, head over to my site and buy some stickers or wax blocks, you know, things you can’t live without!!
Thanks again everyone!

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-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 10:39 PM

You will actualy work on it?! It’s a piece of masterpiece art. It’s place is in living room for everybody to see not in workshop. Amaizing details and combination of woods and other metal stuff.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 11:11 PM

Amazing work. I love the double dovetails, never seen them before. Ive been wanting to build a bench of this style for a while. That is by far the nicest roubo bench i have ever seen. In case of fire, freak out run like hell, and dont forget to get that beautiful workbench!

-- Andy Smith

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 11:24 PM

Awesome Brian! Everything about it is so thoughtful. I’m really glad you did the inlay on the front – really pulls the whole project together.

Video is great too. Though without a disclaimer you better hope I don’t kill myself trying to replicate it.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 11:26 PM

This has to be the best workbench I have ever seen. A master piece for sure! So in what Museum are your displaying this beautiful workbench in. Just kidding! This looks better than any furniture I own!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 03-15-2016 11:35 PM

Hey Todd, did you watch all the way thru to the Ferris Beuller ending. There was a disclaimer in there somewhere. I agree about the inlay on the front, it really did bring it all together.
Thanks for all the great comments.

-- Brian Noel

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#6 posted 03-15-2016 11:38 PM

No! I’ll have to go back and finish it. I could only steal 17 minutes away from my company today. Thankfully there is always tomorrow.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#7 posted 03-16-2016 12:49 AM

Brian, it’a acceptable, I guess. :-0

Really awesome actually.

So how do you sharpen an upside down saw?

And what’s with the diving board?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 03-16-2016 11:13 AM

If I had a bench like that I think 99% of my time would be spent resurfacing and polishing that thing. The only thing that I really don’t like about it…is that its not mine. Amazing Job!

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#9 posted 03-16-2016 11:35 AM

Oldfart, you old fart! Diving board? ;) so the saw was upside down, jeesh man, cut me some slack. I get nervous in front of the camera. ;)
I had a lot of fun making that show, a little less fun editing it, it took me about a month to edit.
I am not sure what I will do next, but I have some fun plans, I am working on some collaborations with other woodworkers as well that might be fun.

-- Brian Noel

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#10 posted 03-16-2016 12:50 PM

Awesome, Brian! A beautiful, traditional bench with unique touches that make it one of kind.

I love that you went all pirate and can make any troublemakers walk the plank. :-)

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 03-16-2016 12:53 PM

My 2nd comment…..Can a workbench be beautiful? Sure can….If I were the Editor here this workbench would be my choice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 03-16-2016 02:03 PM

WoW just WoW. I envy your skill.

Just glad my project did not have to compete with yours.

-- TheRock

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#13 posted 03-16-2016 03:10 PM

beautiful brian!

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#14 posted 03-16-2016 03:26 PM

Wow…amazing bench! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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#15 posted 03-16-2016 04:55 PM

Now that is not only a unique and artistic design, but looks fully functional with the best of them…super piece!!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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