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Another Workbench! (But this one is mine.)

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Project by Redsoxfan posted 08-27-2017 06:03 PM 2184 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Could not decide. So many choices. Torsion Box, Roubo, built up sheet goods, Scandinavian, etc. Finally moved forward when I stumbled upon Carter’s Whittling worbench build page, and he referenced the Edwards bench he was using as his inspiration.
I found the edwards bench in a short video, and was soon plotting my own approach, borrowing heavily from those two sources, and hundreds of others on the internet.

My photography is haphazard, at best, and I took too many pictures to post here, so the link to the album is here.

Started out with maple from a tree on my property, air dried in my cellar for three years. Started the bench, Dad got sick, and I left it barely past rough milled for two years. Dad passed last November (2016), and after a bit of time, I got back on it this summer. Had to re-learn what I had planned, as I had been away from it so long.

Roubo? Scandinavian? Rouvanian? You decide. Finished in 1/3 BLO, 1/3 Mineral Spirits, & 1/3 Minwax Spar Urethane.

Chopped an old tire for the legs to sit on. Shoulder Vise, Leg Vise & Tail Vise hardware from Lee Valley. Criss/Cross from Benchcrafted.

-- Brian, Western MA





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EdHamilton

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#1 posted 08-27-2017 07:58 PM

I Love it….Very versatile..

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 08-27-2017 09:47 PM

Awesome!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 08-27-2017 09:53 PM

best of everything. Wish i had the room.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Redsoxfan

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#4 posted 08-27-2017 10:19 PM

Thank You


I Love it….Very versatile..

- EdHamilton


-- Brian, Western MA

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Redsoxfan

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#5 posted 08-27-2017 10:20 PM

Thanks


Awesome!

- icemanhank


-- Brian, Western MA

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Redsoxfan

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#6 posted 08-27-2017 10:20 PM

Thx.


best of everything. Wish i had the room.

- Scott Oldre


-- Brian, Western MA

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 08-27-2017 10:24 PM

Most impressive! I love the lumber you used … and the work holding is to die for! Good Job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Redsoxfan

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#8 posted 08-28-2017 12:23 AM

Thanks.


Most impressive! I love the lumber you used … and the work holding is to die for! Good Job!

- Ron Aylor


-- Brian, Western MA

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 08-28-2017 01:02 AM

I bet that great looking workbench is a pleasure to work on; it looks fantastic!
Sorry to hear about your dad I know he would have been proud.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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rhybeka

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#10 posted 08-28-2017 01:18 AM

Gorgeous! As long as it works, who cares what you call it?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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Tom Regnier

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#11 posted 08-28-2017 02:34 AM

Great build Brian! That’s a bench that will last a few lifetimes.
Go western mass!

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Redsoxfan

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#12 posted 08-28-2017 07:35 AM

Thanks. I am also in Hampden. Grew up here.


Great build Brian! That s a bench that will last a few lifetimes.
Go western mass!

- Tom Regnier


-- Brian, Western MA

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bushmaster

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#13 posted 08-28-2017 12:52 PM

By the looks of this bench we will be looking forward to more firstclass pictures soon. Hard to believe this is the first project posted.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 08-28-2017 01:17 PM

This is a great workbench and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

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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Redsoxfan

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#15 posted 08-28-2017 10:17 PM

I’ve been building things my whole life. Grew up in Dad’s construction company, ran his cabinet shop, and developed land/built homes myself. I got burned out on construction, but have been inspired by furnituremaking. Many new skills to learn and practice, but many skills are transferrable.

Thanks for the kind words.


By the looks of this bench we will be looking forward to more firstclass pictures soon. Hard to believe this is the first project posted.

- bushmaster


-- Brian, Western MA

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