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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.
Apr 19, 2012
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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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#2 posted 04-19-2012 11:51 PM
Man, That is one sweet Bench!
-- Dennis Zongker
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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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#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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#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.
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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"
#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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#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.
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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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#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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