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Project by docholladay posted 03-28-2010 04:16 AM 2447 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually did not build this bench. I did build the storage cabinet underneath it. Just simple drawers for storage of all of tools and all of the shop necessities. Also, there is a picture of my plane collection that resides in one of the drawers. The second photos is my son learning to use a hand plane.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc





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donjoe

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 04:44 AM

Good storage unit.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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mvidas

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 04:50 AM

Nice work.. looks like the drawers are smiling!

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docholladay

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 04:58 AM

My wife already said that. When I first planned this thing, I purchased the drawer pulls. I bought them at a salvage place for near nothing. Unfortunately, I changed my plan afterward and I didn’t have enough drawer pulls. I went back and they didn’t have anymore of the pulls. I will replace the ones on the lower drawers as soon as I find some that match the others better without spending a mint.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 05:04 AM

I’m glad I’m not the only one to see the happy faces!

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 05:09 AM

cool little set up u got there! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 06:54 AM

Nice looking workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jeison

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 09:14 AM

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Vick

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#8 posted 03-28-2010 06:58 PM

That’s a motivational poster if I ever saw one. There’s no way you can change those pulls!

-- Good energy perpetuates good energy!

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docholladay

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 11:07 PM

Maybe I should get some different pulls for the top row of drawers that would look more like eyebrows?

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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jm82435

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#10 posted 03-29-2010 04:21 PM

I think so.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Jeison

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#11 posted 03-29-2010 09:15 PM

replace the second row “eyes” with round knobs, and leave the top handles as is :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 03-30-2010 05:04 PM

don´t change a thing on those drawers i
t´s realy make one glad to look at it
if it was mine I will deffently walk back
and fourth a copple of times before
I cuold start working I think the bench
smile becourse it know you will employ
it for many more years and after that
your apprentice will teach him well
he seams to be a good shophelper
well done DAD

Dennis

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docholladay

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#13 posted 04-03-2010 04:27 AM

I neglected to mention that the bench was originally my fathers. It just had a shelf underneath. It was a great bench, but I needed to take advantage of the space for storage. The drawers are mostly constructed from scraps of plywood that I had on hand. I just purchased some nicer plywood to use for the drawer fronts. So far, I haven’t put any finish on, but will probably just wipe on a few coats of poly.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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BTKS

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#14 posted 04-03-2010 04:58 AM

Definitely worth leaving as is. Sometimes the best things just happen. Good work, especially with the youngster in the shop and using hand tools. The mechanics of the cut and the reaction of the wood is so more pronounced without the power. Keep it up, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Jeison

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#15 posted 04-03-2010 05:08 AM

lawl awesome avatar :D hehe

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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