The soul of the work / shop. Flamingo workbench.

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Project by Julio Alonso posted 06-05-2013 09:49 PM 5587 views 55 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have created a new shop to give tutorials called Aula Flamingo. I needed a new workbench and I have been studing along the years a graceful and versatile design. Finally I have been able to build my last and best toolwork to teach confortably and safely.
This workbench is custom-made to any needs and taste of customers.
This workbench is made of sapeli, ash and beech. Anyway you can order to me this workbench to be made from any other wood species available. Finished with 3 layers of boiled linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits.
The hardware is from Lee Valley but you can order any other to personalize your own workbench.

You can see a vid at my channel of this workbench. Please contact us for details and prices.

Joinery is handmade as everything at my work / shop.

The front vise rail is attached with fox wedged tenons

Planning stop is two degrees toward to improve when pushing againts

A smart crouchet assists when planning long boards.

I have employed the classic tenon/tongue with holes and a burnisher to stop the loer side of the jaws, I recommend to order crisscros from Benchcrafted for the sliding front vise Flamingo instead.

The top is made of 4 inches laminated steamed beech to give consintent weight and a dead flat surface.

Rear legs are ten degrees sloped to minimize vibration.

The vises´jaws are leather protected

As usual Flamingo crafts are sign-stamped

Hope you liked it !


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#1 posted 06-05-2013 10:08 PM

Wow! That is a gorgeous bench, Julio. Great job!

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 10:17 PM

That’s just pure awesomeness. Wood combinations are fantastic. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 10:37 PM

Great small workbench, this is awesome

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 11:04 PM

Wow!...what a beautiful bench Julio….almost too good to use.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 11:13 PM

Wow, that is one heck of short bench! So much detail in it.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 06-05-2013 11:14 PM

Incredibly beautiful work and bench!

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#7 posted 06-06-2013 12:12 AM

So gorgeous! I’m a big fan of the various tones and contrast. I hope I can make something like this one day.

-- Brent,

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#8 posted 06-06-2013 12:17 AM


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#9 posted 06-06-2013 02:02 AM

Awesome bench…perfect for a small shop…thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 06-06-2013 02:39 AM

I am speechless! what craftsmanship and design all in one package! Wonderful!

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#11 posted 06-06-2013 03:05 AM

Nicely detailed beautiful and beautifully built bench. The colors are out of the ordinary but really make this bench stand out!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 06-06-2013 03:17 AM

Yo quiero uno así… ¿no me regalas uno Julio? ;)
Excelente diseño y ejecución, felicitaciones.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#13 posted 06-06-2013 03:56 AM

What a great looking bench and such versatility to it. Excellent !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 06-06-2013 05:19 AM

Hola Julio

FELICITACIONES!, como dicen en España, Enhorabuena!
Veo que también le das una oprtunidad a los accesorios VERITAS.

Saludos desde Medellín, Colombia.

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#15 posted 06-06-2013 05:31 AM

Thats pretty impressive. Its got a nice warm look to it. I don’t think I’ve seen countersunk dog holes before, but I may just steal that idea on my upcoming bench project. Nice job!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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