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Project by 49er posted 03-26-2017 01:41 AM 1547 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this back in January. It’s good to have it done. I put the last coat of WaterLox on it this morning. I did not go for fancy but it is heavy. The top is Ash and the bottom is Poplar. I cut the trees down about 4 years ago and had it sawed by the Amish for fourteen cents a foot. I barely had enough Ash eight quarter stock to complete the top. The hardware I sourced from different venders and the cross from Bench Craft. The top sits on the legs with four inch mortises. I have more pictures on my blog.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!





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Rick M

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#1 posted 03-26-2017 01:52 AM

Beefy and handsome.

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socrbent

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 01:54 AM

Impressive bench. So nicely finished that it gives the impression of a piece of fine furniture. Looks like it weighs 400-500 pounds.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 03-26-2017 02:19 AM

That’s one massive bench. I’m guessing it weighs a ton!

Hope you aren’t planning on moving anytime soon.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 02:26 AM

Handsome—perfect adjective! Nice work, 49er.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 03-26-2017 04:38 AM

That is an awesome bench! Those legs remind me of an old girlfriend I had with thighs like that. A sweet gal she was with a real nice personality, but short on looks.

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#6 posted 03-26-2017 08:10 AM

Well, that’s something out of my league. Looks very sturdy and precise. Nice finish too. I would hasitate to put something sharp on it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 03-26-2017 11:04 AM

Outstanding workbench !!! Nice choice on hardware, looks like Benchcrafted?

-- Pat / Colorado

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#8 posted 03-26-2017 11:40 AM

Wow. Very impressive – looks very solid in addition to eye catching.

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#9 posted 03-26-2017 01:18 PM

Outstanding…

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 03-26-2017 01:30 PM

That guy is a beast! Very nice work.

-- Dave - York, Maine

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#11 posted 03-26-2017 11:01 PM

Use enough wood there, Butch?

-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid

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49er

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#12 posted 03-27-2017 01:09 AM



Use enough wood there, Butch?

- SubtleEpsilon


It’s better than burning it in the stove.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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#13 posted 03-27-2017 01:21 AM

Holy Moly – how many trees did you cut down to yield that monster?!

Super pretty work, too nice for sawin’ and pounding’, but I bet you will enjoy doing some of that on it!

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#14 posted 03-27-2017 04:35 AM


Use enough wood there, Butch?

- SubtleEpsilon

It s better than burning it in the stove.

I was hoping someone would get the movie reference. ;-)
- 49er


-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid

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49er

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#15 posted 03-27-2017 02:03 PM

Sorry – SubtleEpsilon, I am not much of a movie buff.

But I do believe most everything in life is expressed in a country western song somewhere.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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