Workbench update - New bench top

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Project by German_in_Ohio posted 02-07-2012 09:28 PM 2827 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reclaimed oak (mostly white oak, some red oak pieces), oil finish

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 09:52 PM

It’s really, really beautiful. I mean really. I love the texture and color of the oak. Love the contrasting ties. Love the big contrasting dowels. Love the thickness and massive caps. Love the deep tool wells. Love it all.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 10:18 PM

This is great, very fancy. Nice build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 10:23 PM

Great looking table. Where did you come by your oak? You did a great job with it.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 10:30 PM

that is one mean looking bench top! great job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 10:55 PM

A fantastic bench top,pretty tricky storing you sanding disc in there. Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 01:28 AM

WOW!!! I love it!!!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 02:04 AM

Thanks! These boards are coming out of an old barn that was torn down. 600 board feet of nice 8/4 thick stock. I think I paid just over 15 cents a board foot ;)

After building several projects all that was left was a pile of warped boards, and in order to build a bench top out of it I had to cut them up into 26” long pieces. It was fun building the bench top, and I really enjoy using it every day.

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 02:11 AM

Nice. I bet this bench isn’t going to move much when you go to plane a board ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 03:14 AM

It takes 3-4 guys to move that beast ;)

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 10:38 AM

Great work and what a work bench! Love the secret storage on the top as well. Any tip on the bow tie inlays? I’m getting ready to do some on a table top and just started practicing on them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 01:07 PM

That flat out looks fantastic!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 02-08-2012 08:27 PM

Great looking bench. I really like the hidden storage. Save your back (and your friends backs) when you have to move it. These work like a champ. : )

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#13 posted 02-08-2012 08:30 PM

Really like what you did. That’s the economy of woodworking.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#14 posted 02-09-2012 01:47 PM

Wow….this is one oak workbench in the ultra heavyweight division for sure…lol. Looks great, love the look and color of it. I envy the wood selection and build….awesome!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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