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Project by shipwright posted 02-13-2017 10:10 PM 3629 views 7 times favorited 77 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little make work project that was brought about by an oops that occurred while I was working on an actual project that required me to dye some veneer. The dye I was using didn’t get along with the aluminium trays I was using and the result, while not catastrophic was messy.

The veneer did get dyed but as it needed to thoroughly dry before I could use it I decided to “upgrade” the bench while I was waiting ….... and that’s how all this silliness got going.

Anyway it is done now and I am back to my original project tomorrow. .... and I have a really pretty workbench.

... and no, I’m not a gentleman….. :-)

Thanks for looking.

Paul

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





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gbear

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 10:14 PM

That’s too nice for the shop now…needs to go in the house!!
Beautiful work (as usual) Paul.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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bobasaurus

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#2 posted 02-13-2017 10:15 PM

Wow Paul, that has to be the fanciest workbench I’ve ever seen. It must be for a very dapper gentleman indeed. Your ability to make such perfect symmetry and flawless patterns always amazes me.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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jbee

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 10:22 PM

Awesome. I am surprised it is still in the workshop.

-- Life is good! Make the most of it.

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 10:22 PM

Not bad for a make work project. That will make working in the shop that much nicer.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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kiefer

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 10:30 PM

Well all I will say it’s beautiful and certainly fit for a gentleman .
Now you got the CHEVY pouting will it get a makeover too ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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JayT

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 10:34 PM

Well, Paul, I have quite a few things I’d be willing to spill dye on if they’ll end up like that afterwards.

Beautiful work, sir!

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

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Andre

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#7 posted 02-13-2017 10:45 PM

Someone has WAY too much time on there hands! Get back on that Golf course.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Druid

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#8 posted 02-13-2017 10:45 PM

Well Paul, I must agree with the other comments. This is too nice a piece of furniture for a workshop (unless it’s your workshop, where it is a marvelous example for your students to see), you’ll just have to be careful to not get a scratch on it. ;)
Beautiful craftsmanship.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Woodenwizard

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#9 posted 02-13-2017 10:45 PM

I thought about doing the same thing to my workbench, then woke up from the nightmare relieved I was jus dreaming. If you are not a gentleman, who will be using this fine bench?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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DonSol

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#10 posted 02-13-2017 10:51 PM

That would be waaay to nice for my workshop. Beautiful job Paul.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 02-13-2017 10:53 PM

Your got to be joking Paul, a workbench? As Druid said it should be on display in your work place to show off your great work. Beautiful work Paul.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 02-13-2017 10:55 PM

Wow Paul, what a wonderful looking “workbench”. Just a little something that you knocked off in your spare time!
Still working on the new house so I have not worked on any projects in the last year. I’m still planning a trip out west once I am done, my shop is finished and I can learn some marquetry skills.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Texcaster

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#13 posted 02-13-2017 11:06 PM

Now you’re just making the rest of us look like bludgers. Well done!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Ocelot

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#14 posted 02-13-2017 11:25 PM

OK. Now you’re just showing off!

That’s insane! (and I mean that in the best way)

-Paul

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Scott Oldre

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#15 posted 02-13-2017 11:26 PM

Those that can…Do. Those that want to….stand with gaping, drooling mouths. I’m the latter. Just gorgeous and the fact that you can throw that together with such speed and accuracy makes it OK to use it, because there’s no doubt you can either fix it or upgrade it again. Thanks for sharing yet again.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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