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Project by Kari Hultman posted 728 days ago 6425 views 41 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 728 days ago

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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 728 days ago

Man, That is one sweet Bench!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Andy Panko

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#5 posted 728 days ago

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

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ

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#6 posted 728 days ago

Wow! Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 728 days ago

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

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#8 posted 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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 728 days ago

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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