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Project by Dadzor posted 557 days ago 1565 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey, All,

I applied the last coat of tung oil to my workbench today. I took some snaps and attached them. They do not do the finish justice. The wood has a golden hue that you cant see in the pics. The pic, Bench w LV EndVise, comes closest to the actual color.

It is 24×75x44 (back problems require a high bench).
Base is laminated 3/4 Birch plywood Mortise and Tenon construction.
Shelves 3/4 Birch plywood.
Top is 1-1/2 laminated birch over 2 sheets glued 3/4 plywood.
Front vise is a Record 52 QR.
End vise is a Lee Valley Large front vise adapted with 24×6x1-1/2 Tamarack jaws.
Base finish is 2 coats Minwax polyurethane.
Top finish is 6 coats Gaudreault Antiques Tung Oil.

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury





14 comments so far

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 557 days ago

Solid looking. Well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 557 days ago

what a great bench! looks very solid!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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jeff

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#3 posted 557 days ago

a great addition to your shop.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Dadzor

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#4 posted 557 days ago

Yeah, its pretty solid.

Thanks, Monte.

Cheers,

Matt

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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Dadzor

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#5 posted 557 days ago

Thanks, Francisco. Yeah, it is very solid. I tried pushing on the corner. There was no racking; it will slide or lift on the corner before it will rack. I am very pleased with it.

Regards,

Matt

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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Rob Drown

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#6 posted 557 days ago

A massive beauty. Really nice job!!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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Dadzor

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#7 posted 557 days ago

Hey, Jeff.

Yeah, it is a great addition. It means I can now stop using my tablesaw outfeed table as a workbench.

Thanks.

Matt

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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Dadzor

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#8 posted 557 days ago

Yeah, Rob. I think so too—seems almost a shame that I have to start sawing, planing, and hammering on it.

Thanks,

Matt

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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mloy365

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#9 posted 556 days ago

Beautiful!!!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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punk

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#10 posted 556 days ago

looks good real nice

-- Punk in PA

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Kevin

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#11 posted 556 days ago

Nice job

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Dadzor

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#12 posted 556 days ago

Thanks, Mike.

Matt

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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Dadzor

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#13 posted 556 days ago

Thanks, a lot, Punk.

Nice of you to say so.

Matt

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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Dadzor

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#14 posted 556 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, Kevin.

Matt

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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