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Project by Les Hastings posted 04-23-2016 11:19 PM 8882 views 46 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my latest project a small expandable bench. It’s made out if beech, wenge, holly, Red River gum burl, steel and aluminum. Closed it measures 3 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 22 3/4 long. Fully open it measures 11 1/2” wide x 12” tall x 38 3/4” long. The finish is Waterlox.

There is not any plans. I built and designed this as I went along.

Thanks for checking out!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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#1 posted 04-23-2016 11:49 PM

Awesome work Les!

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#2 posted 04-23-2016 11:55 PM

Absolutely amazing piece. Love it.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#3 posted 04-24-2016 12:05 AM

Les, This is absolutely a work of art – and functional! Your selection of material and the design are outstanding, and the designing on the fly is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#4 posted 04-24-2016 12:12 AM

Jaw dropping work! Beautiful and functional!

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#5 posted 04-24-2016 12:39 AM

I’m in awe. This should be on the cover of Fine Woodworking magazine. Ingeniously designed and skillfully made. Well done Lee.

-- Anthonyhbm

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#6 posted 04-24-2016 12:46 AM

That is a masterpiece!!! Good Work!

-- Putty

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#7 posted 04-24-2016 12:47 AM

That is the most beautiful workbench I have ever seen…....will you actually be comfortable using it? Artistry and craftsmanship in one! The design is amazing and the craftsmanship is a fitting partner.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#8 posted 04-24-2016 12:48 AM

Dang. Les, that is sweet! Great work.

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

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#9 posted 04-24-2016 01:01 AM

Well, that has to be the best looking small workbench ever! Congrats on a great project!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 04-24-2016 01:11 AM

Les, great job on the bench. Your “Bench Top Bench” you made in 2012 was a great bench but I would say this one tops that one! Well done.

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#11 posted 04-24-2016 01:20 AM

Sitting here slack jawed. That is amazing. Can you tell more about the hinge in the middle. It looks like a double hinge but I can’t tell how it is assembled.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#12 posted 04-24-2016 01:59 AM

Wow Les, that is stunning. Great work!!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#13 posted 04-24-2016 02:03 AM

Out standing job.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#14 posted 04-24-2016 02:08 AM

Nicely done. Bravo

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#15 posted 04-24-2016 02:57 AM

Perfection Les.

Pure art, I love it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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