my new workbench

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Project by paul burchell posted 05-01-2011 04:44 PM 2982 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the desire to use more hand tools in my work,a proper bench is a must . At about 85% complete i am now working on 3 storage cabinets totaling 15 drawers ,tool tray/downdraft,and a bit of finish triming left to go,I have a couple of new projects i can,t wait to get started on

-- paul burchell

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#1 posted 05-01-2011 05:45 PM

She’s a real Beaut Paul. I hope that when I get around to making a new table I can accomplish it as well as you have.

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#2 posted 05-01-2011 05:50 PM

Beautifully done.

Very clean and accurate looking M&T joints, too.

Thanks for sharing. Enjoy !!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 05-01-2011 06:01 PM

Wow, that is a great looking, well built bench!

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

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#4 posted 05-01-2011 06:05 PM

Wow, Paul. This is a beautiful workbench and very nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 05-01-2011 07:02 PM

I noticed that you are even newer here than I am, so, welcome to LumberJocks. This is a great forum with tons of info and projects and lots of people who are willing to help. Hope you like it here as much as I do.


-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#6 posted 05-01-2011 07:22 PM

Very nicely done! Did you design it yourself? That workbench is exactly what I have been looking for to build in my shop.

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#7 posted 05-01-2011 08:10 PM

A good solid bench

I hope you get a lot of use out of it


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 05-01-2011 10:06 PM

Looks to be a sturdy bench and I like the accent stripes for the bench dog holes. Well done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 05-01-2011 10:24 PM

Great bench guy – you will enjoy the hand tool experience much more with that!

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#10 posted 05-01-2011 10:24 PM

great lookin bench. I need one myself.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 05-01-2011 10:28 PM

Beautiful! I love it!

-- -Don

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#12 posted 05-01-2011 10:31 PM

Beautiful workbench!

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#13 posted 05-02-2011 01:40 AM

Inspiration! That is an awesome bench… I need to get busy…

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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#14 posted 05-02-2011 05:58 PM

Very Nice! What kink of wood did you use….are you going to apply any type of finish on it? I ask because I plan on building one here in the near future.


-- Hutch

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#15 posted 05-03-2011 11:34 PM

great job i like it!

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