Euro Bench

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Project by Texcaster posted 11-12-2013 01:51 AM 2818 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a modified Tage Frid bench, FWW, fall 1976. At that time I followed his plans. I didn’t like the face vise and the tool well was a rubbish sink. This is made of euro beech and built in 6 days over an 8 day block. The face vise was another 1/2 day later on. No handwork on this one, except the thru M & T on the face vise.

The main lamination, minus the dog rail & back rail, is 16in to suit my over & under planer. Hand scraped top.
I was 65 and very chuffed with the time. Everything just flowed on this one. It was summer so I had long days.
The bench is 1 year old.

My old low bench

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 02:53 AM

Cool bench!, nice workmanship.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 03:33 AM

Nice looking bench. Well done.

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 05:41 AM

Good old Tage Frid what a guy. Very nice bench,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 09:02 AM

Looks good and Sturdy


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 01:45 PM

Brilliant bench Tex! 1 year old eh? I bet you’ve already built a few fiddles with it. Really like the end vice.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 11-12-2013 02:18 PM

Cheers fellas,
I still have my fall 76 FWW. The trad tailvise is very versatile, my face vise doesn’t get much use at all.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 02:28 PM

Bill you did a great job on that bench. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-18-2013 09:02 PM

Great job sir.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#9 posted 11-19-2013 05:39 AM

Thanks Charles and Diwayne,

I didn’t know where to put this pair. Male and female King Parrots. This pair come and go every 3-4 weeks.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#10 posted 01-10-2014 06:49 PM

It’s a beautiful bench, and made so quickly. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- --bch

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#11 posted 01-31-2014 05:51 PM

You do very accurate work – Well done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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