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Project by Marcial posted 03-10-2017 05:59 AM 4702 views 20 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s unorthodox and idiosyncratic much like my other bench/couch. Which is the why of the “Franken” prefix for these two projects. Started thinking about my “dream” workbench many years ago. Career and family demands along with rehabbing my house and workshop along with making much of our furnishings took precedence. I had a window of opportunity toward the end of 2016 to build this bench. It’s my most personal project and my most prized tool. Like many aspects of my life, I’m reminded of what one of the characters in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg says toward the end of that film- I’m not ambitious, but my dreams come true.
The long story (not as time-consuming as watching a YouTube video, however) explaining my design and construction choices is on this blog entry http://smortegav.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-tale-of-two-benches-part-2-workbench.html





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slapdash

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#1 posted 03-10-2017 07:46 AM

It lives!

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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Julian

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#2 posted 03-10-2017 03:36 PM

I like it. That’s a great bench.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 03-10-2017 03:50 PM

Refreshing to see a different approach to bench design.

You have created the Swiss Army Knife of benches- AND you can pull a stool up to it. It might even support a beer or three when you do, after the power supplies are off, of course.

-- Groveland, CA.

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jayseedub

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#4 posted 03-10-2017 04:22 PM

Not only is that bench the thing of dreams, the photography, lighting, and environment it lives in is perfect. Wonderful work—very, very nice.

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JerseyTiger

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#5 posted 03-10-2017 04:28 PM

+1 for the French cinema reference. Don’t see many (any?) around these parts.

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R_Stad

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#6 posted 03-10-2017 04:49 PM

Real nice work on your bench. I looked at the photos of your house, and I must say I am truly impressed. Well done all around.

-- Rod - Oregon

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 03-10-2017 05:02 PM

Super build, very good work, exceptional design.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 03-10-2017 05:04 PM

I like that vintage industrial style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 03-10-2017 07:52 PM

Wow, just wow…

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#10 posted 03-11-2017 12:52 AM

unreal I must bow down to you You sure did that one WOW

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MrPoplar

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#11 posted 03-11-2017 12:55 AM

Absolutely no words. Congrats! Let me know when the plans are finalized

-- It'll buff out

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Texcaster

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#12 posted 03-11-2017 01:36 AM

Well and truly Well Done!!

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

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mafe

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#13 posted 03-11-2017 04:01 AM

A real monster, love it!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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bobasaurus

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#14 posted 03-11-2017 06:14 AM

A very unique and useful bench. The adjustable height is a great idea.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#15 posted 03-11-2017 08:30 PM

Frankenbench…. should be called AWESOME Bench

-- Vince

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