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Bench for my new shop

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Project by chrisirving posted 08-11-2017 10:30 AM 2832 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new shop bench, everyone needs a shop bench, right? I had to cut down several trees to make room for my new shop. I used my fancy chainsaw mill to cut the hickory and maple and these are the edge off cuts that have been laying around, so I thought I’d get rid of them. I’ve got around two hours in it and a handful of deck screws so I’ll see how it holds up since it’s only been drying for a few months now
Thanks for looking, I’ll post my new shop soon, I’m working on the dust collector now!





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frankie voyles

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 11:25 AM

great use for the leftover wood!

-- frankie v

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 12:58 PM

My brother has a nice log cabin on a trout river and that bench would look great on the back screened in porch. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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swirt

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#3 posted 08-11-2017 01:42 PM

Looks great. I’m intrigued by your mill too.

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

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chrisirving

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#4 posted 08-11-2017 04:27 PM


Swirt, here’s a better shot of the chainsaw mill. It’s a 4×4 in concrete with a homemade attachment on the chainsaw The base for the log moves to determine what size slice you’re cutting. It works great with zero effort once the log is wrestled up there

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 08-11-2017 04:34 PM

Twisty

Curvy

Beautiful

COOL!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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swirt

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#6 posted 08-11-2017 07:05 PM

Thanks for the extra picture of the mill chrisirving.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 08-11-2017 07:21 PM

Love the bench, love the mill even more!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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TheWoodYogi

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#8 posted 08-11-2017 09:09 PM

Great bench. A nice seat to sit and plan projects :) I sit on my workbench, but I might build something like this for near the stove in winter :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 08-12-2017 12:10 AM

Yes, everyone needs a shop bench, at least it sounds good. Great job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BobWemm

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#10 posted 08-12-2017 03:10 AM

That’s Freakin Awesome.
I love it.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 08-13-2017 03:38 AM

Chris, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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pottz

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#12 posted 08-14-2017 11:43 PM

now that is the definition of rustic,very nice.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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