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Project by Kari Hultman posted 04-19-2012 11:43 PM 8283 views 43 times favorited 68 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and maple workbench, 200 pounds, breaks down for transport in about 5 minutes. The two top boards slide off the legs, and the stretchers are attached with tusk tenons. I cut the joinery by hand and handplaned all the rough cut boards.





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JL7

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 11:51 PM

Amazingly beautiful and well engineered…....bravo…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 11:51 PM

Man, That is one sweet Bench!

-- Dennis Zongker

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 12:01 AM

One stylish bench for sure, wow. Excellent joinery, a favorite no doubt.

Thanks for sharing.

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BarbS

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 12:02 AM

It’s done! Ah, Kari, you must so Proud. It is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations. It is Great.

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Andy Panko

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 12:20 AM

Wow, love it. I especially like the excessively styled leg vise!

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ, www.pankowoodworks.com

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 12:21 AM

Wow! Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 04-20-2012 12:24 AM

Looks great. Congrats on an amazing build, and may it serve you well.

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#8 posted 04-20-2012 12:47 AM

That is way to nice to get dirty. You should put it on display in the house.

Wonderful Job.

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 12:53 AM

Great bench! I really like how it comes apart to transport it. With those keyed tenons in the stretchers, it has almost a cartoonish appearance (not that that’s a bad thing). Are there supports under the tops other than the legs? I hope you enjoy this bench for a long time to come!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Kari Hultman

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#10 posted 04-20-2012 12:59 AM

Thank you everyone! There are short stretchers beneath the top, Brandon. The end assemblies are glued up with two legs and two short stretchers.

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MoshupTrail

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#11 posted 04-20-2012 01:56 AM

That’s a piece of furniture, not a work bench. Will you dare to work on it?

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#12 posted 04-20-2012 02:11 AM

That looks great, beautiful work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#13 posted 04-20-2012 02:29 AM

I like the unique design, especially the leg vice. I also like the way the top and legs are mortised together. Great looking bench.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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shipwright

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#14 posted 04-20-2012 03:46 AM

Really nice piece of joinery Kari.
Congratulations.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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guitfiddleniick

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#15 posted 04-20-2012 03:46 AM

that may be the coolest bench ever. It looks like a cartoon. I love it. My hat is off to you for the balls to build a bench like that and proudly show the joinery.

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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