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This is just the second project my wife and I ever did so bear with the imperfections. We are just scratching the surface of woodworking and want to learn all we can about it. I am new to the website and hope to learn all I can from more experienced woodworkers.
Thanks

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)





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deepsleep

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 05:15 PM

Welcome!
It’s a great place to get ideas and learn. Some of the projects and techniques posted here are pretty ingenious.

Nice job on your bench.

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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NedB

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 05:17 PM

Russ, congrats to you and your dear wife on a great project! Looks like it will hold up a bunch of projects, and you’ve got your wall working for you too with the pegboard! Don’t sweat the unique features (aka flaws), so long as you can work on it, it’s a Bench! It will hopefully get beat up anyway, as you use it a Lot…
Welcome to LJ’s, and here’s hoping for a long and safe journey in woodworking for you two!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Bubba84

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 05:24 PM

I really appreciate the awesome comments on the workbench, thanks. NedB, you are right, it is a workbench, and hopefully with a lot more projects it will get some beating done to it. Thanks for welcoming my wife and I to LJ’s. I willl try to post the picture of our first ever project, which was a monstrocity of a dog house for the chillren.
Once again, thanks, and I am looking forward to sharing with you all our projects and checking out yours.

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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truckrun

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 05:29 PM

Very cool man. My first project was a workbench and was my excuse to buy a miter saw. It’s all been downhill from there.

-- Donald LeBlanc - www.funwithwoodworking.com

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Bubba84

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 05:34 PM

Thanks truckrun. I totally agree with you on the excuse to buy a miter saw. I am lucky that my lovely wife told me to buy a good one, so we got a 12 inch Dewalt compound miter saw. We both love the miter saw, and luckily she is just as excited about power tools as I am. WOOHOO!!!

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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JoeRPhilly

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 06:28 PM

Nice job, it’s great that you and your wife are both excited about woodworking! That will really help! Looks like the bench will be very sturdy and functional, what more could you ask for! Welcome to LJ, you’ll enjoy it! Lots of friendly people and even more knowledge to be found!

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Bubba84

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 06:36 PM

Thanks JoeRPhilly, it was quite a bear to put that monstrocity together. We did not make any plans (which I wished we would have) before building the bench. We had a lot of 2×4’s left over from building the doghouse so I used mostly those to construct the bench. The legs look like 4×4’s, but they actually are two 2×4’s glued and screwed together. We had a heck of time getting the bottom shelf on it. We constructed it upside down and the second shelf actually almost came last (big mistake). But all in all, I think it is going to work out just fine. Thanks for welcoming us to woodworking, and we are looking forward to learning from alot of you. P.S. I think we are still going to install some slide in shelves between the double set of legs on the right to maximize storage.
Thanks

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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Revrand1

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 07:12 PM

Good looking bench!

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Bubba84

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 07:15 PM

Thanks for the cool comments.

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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b2rtch

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#10 posted 09-14-2012 07:18 PM

Welcome.
Nice bench, it looks very good

-- Bert

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Bubba84

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#11 posted 09-14-2012 07:21 PM

Thanks for the welcome. Hope to do a lot more projects. Next time we will make better plans when building. Bottom shelf should have been put in before installing the top. LOL

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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Dave Rutan

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#12 posted 09-14-2012 07:28 PM

Nice bench! You’ll be surprised how quickly it will fill up with ‘things you need.’

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Bubba84

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#13 posted 09-14-2012 07:31 PM

Dave,
I know exactly what you mean. I am sure it is going to fill up fast. The beauty of it, my wife is more excited about power tools than I am. Is that awesome or what?

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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Eric in central Florida

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#14 posted 09-15-2012 06:14 AM

Great looking bench, and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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DanoP

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#15 posted 09-15-2012 07:01 AM

Welcome to LJs! I’ve found it to be a great place for learning, inspiration, sharing and a gathering of all around good folks. Great job on the bench! I’m sure many grate works will be assembled on its surface.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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