LumberJocks

New Workbench

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dadzor posted 02-17-2013 07:29 PM 1617 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

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

15538 posts in 1093 days


#1 posted 02-17-2013 07:47 PM

Solid looking. Well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Francisco Luna's profile

Francisco Luna

936 posts in 2148 days


#2 posted 02-17-2013 08:16 PM

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

View jeff's profile

jeff

695 posts in 2219 days


#3 posted 02-17-2013 10:44 PM

a great addition to your shop.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

View Dadzor's profile

Dadzor

57 posts in 1874 days


#4 posted 02-18-2013 12:50 AM

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

View Dadzor's profile

Dadzor

57 posts in 1874 days


#5 posted 02-18-2013 12:54 AM

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

View Rob Drown's profile

Rob Drown

729 posts in 2588 days


#6 posted 02-18-2013 12:56 AM

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

View Dadzor's profile

Dadzor

57 posts in 1874 days


#7 posted 02-18-2013 12:58 AM

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

View Dadzor's profile

Dadzor

57 posts in 1874 days


#8 posted 02-18-2013 01:02 AM

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

View mloy365's profile

mloy365

435 posts in 1885 days


#9 posted 02-18-2013 12:28 PM

Beautiful!!!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

View punk's profile

punk

157 posts in 1171 days


#10 posted 02-18-2013 01:30 PM

looks good real nice

-- Punk in PA

View Kevin's profile

Kevin

6 posts in 705 days


#11 posted 02-18-2013 06:25 PM

Nice job

View Dadzor's profile

Dadzor

57 posts in 1874 days


#12 posted 02-18-2013 06:43 PM

Thanks, Mike.

Matt

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

View Dadzor's profile

Dadzor

57 posts in 1874 days


#13 posted 02-18-2013 06:44 PM

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

View Dadzor's profile

Dadzor

57 posts in 1874 days


#14 posted 02-18-2013 06:45 PM

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase