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#1 posted 02-16-2012 06:58 PM
Nice bench! did you hand flatten that top?
-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "
#2 posted 02-16-2012 06:59 PM
Also, what was whited out of that one picture??
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#3 posted 02-16-2012 07:19 PM
My favorite pic is the Kobalt screwdriver used to test fit the drawbore….you made my day.
Thanks for sharing.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan
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#4 posted 02-16-2012 07:19 PM
Sweet Roubo! What’s that image you put on your leg vise?
-- "hold fast to that which is good"
#5 posted 02-16-2012 08:41 PM
Thanks all. I did hand flatten it w my Stanley no 6 and winding sticks. Glad you liked my draw bore pin. Those suckers are expensive and luckily my dowel hole were big!The image on the leg vise is my “signature” marking and date completed.
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#6 posted 02-16-2012 11:46 PM
Few things are as satisfying as building a great bench! Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs” ” Blue Collar Woodworking? That's the best show since wood was invented! ”- The Eastern Northwest Southerner’s Journal
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#7 posted 02-17-2012 12:43 AM
I’d have to agree! That was my first bench and I was on cloud nine!!
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#8 posted 02-17-2012 02:27 AM
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#9 posted 02-17-2012 02:32 AM
I have been looking at various workbenches to try and decide what kind I want to build, but cost is a factor for me. What did this build cost you?
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#10 posted 02-17-2012 03:45 AM
boy, that all looks vaguely familiar :) great looking bench
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#11 posted 02-17-2012 03:53 AM
-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --
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#12 posted 02-17-2012 04:20 AM
What wood is that?
#13 posted 02-17-2012 04:42 AM
Hey Vrtigo 1. I don’t think I spent over $300.
Big Ben, it’s all southern yellow pine from the local big box store. But be careful it’s not wet. Mine was and some of it tied into pretzels after milling and sitting overnight!
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#14 posted 02-17-2012 04:42 AM
Nice. Really nice. Good craftsmanship is such a pleasure to look at.
-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.
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#15 posted 02-17-2012 05:53 AM
Nice looking bench,you’ll enjoy using it. and probally glade, the heavy wood toteing is over
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