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This project is done at last every thing on this bench is laminated nothing bigger than a 2×6 except the leg vice jaws. Inlays are all Puruvian Walnut.
-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?
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#1 posted 06-06-2011 03:16 PM
looks great. the inlays really add a lot of character to it, and is a nice contrast to the light color of the bench. looks massive and very functional indeed. congrats!
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#2 posted 06-06-2011 03:57 PM
i think this may be the bench of the year
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#3 posted 06-06-2011 05:04 PM
Wish my dining room table looked this nice!
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#4 posted 06-06-2011 05:36 PM
I LOVE that workbench! Great job.
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#5 posted 06-07-2011 01:43 AM
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#6 posted 06-07-2011 03:23 AM
I love the inlaysGreat job
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#7 posted 06-08-2011 11:41 AM
a very fine bench you have made :-)thank´s for sharing Dennis
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#8 posted 06-08-2011 02:18 PM
This is a very nice bench and I would love to have it. No telling when I will get around to doing a decent one for my own shop.
-- 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
#9 posted 06-08-2011 05:43 PM
Thanks for the kind words, the checks are in the mail, and should be arriving in five buissiness days.
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#10 posted 07-26-2011 05:05 PM
LOL! Really like the butterflies. Well thought out, definitly functional. Maybe too pretty to use? The first nick might be painful if it were mine. :)
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#11 posted 07-26-2011 05:07 PM
Shows you like your craft.
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#12 posted 07-26-2011 05:12 PM
Outstanding! What is the primary wood? Did I miss it?
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#13 posted 07-26-2011 06:45 PM
Thanks Doc and Bertha primary wood is BORG 2×6 constuction grade laminated together, in Washington State thats what they call Hem-Fir more Hem than Fir I suspect the inlays were peruvian walnut beacause I Had some left over from some boxs I made. The bench weighs (I’m geussing here) around 500LBs I can pick one end up but barely (is that big lump supposed to be sticking out of my abdomin). Dave
#14 posted 07-26-2011 07:04 PM
Is the “hem” hemlock? I moved to WV a year ago and had my first exposure to hemlock. For construction type stuff, I really like it. The stuff that was gifted to me has big, thick, pretty, even growth rings.
#15 posted 07-28-2011 04:12 AM
Yes it’s hemlock constuction grade not the nice straight grained stuff your talking about. It’s a little on the soft side and if my bench gets a few dings and dents, well it’s just charactor right.
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