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Work bench smack down

by Newage Neanderthal
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JayT

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#3401 posted 391 days ago

Someone needs to educate her what “properly refinished” means. All she is doing is poorly covering up.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#3402 posted 391 days ago

Somebody make me unseen this… :-)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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HumidorMinister

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#3403 posted 391 days ago

My comment is there now. Where’s the roofing tar?

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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Mauricio

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#3404 posted 391 days ago

Way to go Humidor, not only does she cover up some nice wood, brass on white paint looks like shiit!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3405 posted 391 days ago

I posted a comment a few hours ago, but it’s still awaiting moderation. I wonder if it will get through.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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HumidorMinister

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#3406 posted 391 days ago

If my new bench is ever painted, I’ll come back from the dead and shit in their cheerios as long as they live. LOL

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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Don W

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#3407 posted 391 days ago

I can’t keep up with this thread, and I’m not building a bench. But maybe thats why.

Only Smitty could pull off a painted bench.

Terry, I think that wheel looks great.

If you follow the english woodworker he made some metal pins for the leg vice. I’m actually thinking of doing something similar. I think its a good Idea. I think it would work smoother.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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shipwright

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#3408 posted 391 days ago

Someone needs to educate her what “properly refinished” means.

She could also use a bit of direction on what “antique” means.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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lysdexic

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#3409 posted 390 days ago

I had to share my reaction to her fine work….

Oh god! You painted those beautiful hardwoods latex white? It makes me want to vomit in my throat. What you have done is shit in mother nature’s mouth.

edit: I don’t expect my comments to last very long.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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RGtools

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#3410 posted 390 days ago

^Your thoughts on a painted tool-chest?

(I thought about the same thing you did when I clicked the link)

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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shampeon

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#3411 posted 390 days ago

I should probably point out that Suzy Q says at the top that she just found these before/after pictures. She didn’t paint those pieces herself, though she seems to believe that they look better with white paint, which is kind of sad.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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lysdexic

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#3412 posted 390 days ago

Shampeon, fine. I hope she forwards my comments to whomever painted the campaign desk.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#3413 posted 390 days ago

I apologize for my graphic language but i was a bit dis-inhibited at the time.

Ryan – I have no problem with painted wood at all. Especially, if painting is part of the original design and wood is chosen for that purpose.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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HumidorMinister

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#3414 posted 388 days ago

Back on topic, tracked my Veritas vises & they will be tomorrow. Of course I have a full week of work scheduled so I’ll have to get a few after hours in this week. This is where you really have to be disciplined and not cut corners. Gotta do those condor tails. 2-1/2 tails to go.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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GMatheson

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#3415 posted 388 days ago

Just another update on my bench. Got the back half of the top installed.

Now I guess I need to flatten the top. Should be fun since the front piece is 3/8” thicker than the back. My supply of free wood was getting small and all I had left in the needed length was twisted so I couldn’t get the same 3-1/4” thickness as the front piece.

-- Greg - "I wish the first word I ever said was the word 'quote' so right before I die I could say 'unquote'." -Steven Wright

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#3416 posted 388 days ago

Looks really nice Gmat, I like the beefiness, the wagon vise, the shelf, its all good!

Any way to shim up the back half to be level with the front half? It doesn’t matter if the bottoms of the slabs are not coplanar. Also I don’t think the discrepancy is noticeable. If it does bug you can add end caps to the back half to disguise the difference.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3417 posted 388 days ago

Looking good Gmath.

-- ~Tony

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yuridichesky

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#3418 posted 388 days ago

Gmath, great progress! And the wheels for the parallel guide are just perfect match with the legs—unbreakable!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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Brandon

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#3419 posted 388 days ago

Finally, a bench being put to good use:

Source.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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AnthonyReed

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#3420 posted 388 days ago

Uhhggg! BC hardware?

Al sent you a picture from Scott’s house?

-- ~Tony

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#3421 posted 388 days ago

That hast to be a joke.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3422 posted 388 days ago

Nope, no joke. You can read about on the BenchCrafted blog. Some active military dude just built that bench out of mahogany and then put a TV on it. I couldn’t tell if it was a spoof or not.

edit: personally, if he is going to just use it as a TV stand I’d paint it white.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#3423 posted 388 days ago

I have sooo many questions for that guy.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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Brandon

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#3424 posted 388 days ago

You do have to admit—it looks pretty nice next to that lamp!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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shampeon

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#3425 posted 388 days ago

Just spitballin’, but I think he should make a Moxon vise out of ancient kauri to hold the flatscreen.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#3426 posted 388 days ago

That’s it. Any workbench I make in the future is going to be so #@!& ugly nobody will ever have the slightest desire to use it as living room furniture. Of course, that might well have been the case anyway.

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#3427 posted 388 days ago

That is the only way this makes sense. I guess it is just difficult for me wrap my head around the fact that he actually built the bench with no intention to use it…for woodworking. There is mention of an intention to use it.

Baffling.

Mohagany!?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Brandon

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#3428 posted 388 days ago

Mohagany!?

Amateur, really. I would have preferred something nicer like rosewood or ebony.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3429 posted 388 days ago

:^)

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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HumidorMinister

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#3430 posted 387 days ago

He probably throws a sheet of plywood on some horses to work in the shop. Let me guess, he has a tablesaw as an end table and a spindle sander for a lazy Suzanne.
Someone will break into his house & steal the bench & leave the TV. LOL

Can someone post that pic to the link that has the painted furniture? Tell them that painting that furniture is like someone using this beautiful woodworking bench for a TV stand.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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HumidorMinister

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#3431 posted 387 days ago

Of course my vises came in today and I have no time to work on the bench. I have to say though, the Veritas vises are worth every penny they sell for, these things are works of art. The mechanics, the attention to detail and the overall design are impeccable. While I haven’t put them to use yet, I’m pretty confident they will work as well as they look. I plan on a full blog of the build of the bench and a review of all 3 vises when I’m done. More to come. 8-)

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#3432 posted 387 days ago

Nice, HM. What vises did you settle on?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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HumidorMinister

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#3433 posted 387 days ago

I got the twin screw for the end, the bench front quick release for the front left and the tail quick release for the left rear. Here are pics of 2 of the 3 vises. The twin screw comes disassembled so it’s a cardboard box for now. 8-)

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#3434 posted 387 days ago

I have a standard “large front vise” from LV, but those quick release vises are night-and-day nicer than my vise! I bet you’re having fun just staring at those things.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3435 posted 387 days ago

I’ll never get tired of checking out everybody’s benches.
First furniture build on my new roubo. Biggest surprise has been how handy the leg vise and deadman have been for large panels. The 8’ length is nice as well. -Red

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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HumidorMinister

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#3436 posted 387 days ago

I really struggled on weather or not to do a leg vise. That bench you have there is gorgeous, great to see it in action (and not under a TV) LOL

I’m still at work today so I can’t even stare at my vices right now darn it. I want to be home finishing my condor tails so I can put this project together.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#3437 posted 387 days ago

Thanks man. Ironically, that is the back to a tv stand in my leg vise…lol.
I can’t wait to see those veritas vises installed on yours as well. I didn’t get to fancy with my end vise. Just used the vise off my old bench. Use it like this. Like it so far.

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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#3438 posted 387 days ago

BRKH – are you working on another A&C side board there?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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HumidorMinister

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#3439 posted 387 days ago

One more done, 2 more to go. Worked a 12 hr day and still couldn’t put it down. 1:00AM now, time to call it a night.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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pastahill

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#3440 posted 387 days ago

Look at this over engeneered workbench. The video is in german. They used almost all of the high priced hardware you can get. It´s from the german woodworking magazin “Holzwerken”.

P.S. Look at all that festool systainer in the backshelf.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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Tugboater78

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#3441 posted 387 days ago

Whoa.. i would get so confused..

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#3442 posted 387 days ago

lysdexic, I’m on to a couple of A&C tv stands with a very similar design. They’re for the same client/friends. After the sideboard, they saw the tv stand in my house and said, “We’ll take two of those. One for upstairs and one for down.” Should look like this when I’m done. I mean, it’s no mahogany roubo, but it has some nice dvd drawers;-)

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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#3443 posted 387 days ago

HM that’s some sweet looking iron. And your DT are looking amazing.

Red love the action shots of the bench. I think face vises on the end look pretty cool. And honestly they are probably the most functional thing you can put there. Nothing gets adjusted in and out as much as the end vise. Oh and that TV stand is top notch man, great work.

Cool video Pasta, is Festool cheaper over there or is it still crazy expensive like it is here?

Here are my workbench action shots from last night.

So far nothing has tested the leg vises grip like shaving sticks with the drawknife. There is absolutely no give with this thing.

Working on a little Welsh’ish stick chairs for the kids.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3444 posted 387 days ago

You have a fantastic bench BigRed. Beautiful work on the stand also. In addition to the craftsmanship, your attention to grain selection is superb.

Humidor – Those tails are so tantalizing, can’t wait to see more of that bench.

Mauricio – There is a whole lot of sexy going on there. Looking forward to seeing the finish product. What is the log next to your sawbench used for?

-- ~Tony

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#3445 posted 387 days ago

Tony that is my shop log! I found it in the woods behind the house. It functions as a stool and sometimes as a chopping block.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3446 posted 387 days ago

“Its looo-oog, its loo-oog, its big its heavy its wood. Its loo-oog, its loo-oog, its better than bad its good!”

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3447 posted 386 days ago

Hi all! I’ve been catching up on this thread over the past few weeks…a few pages a day. You guys have built some beautiful benches! Personally, I think the TV stand is a perfect use for that bench…I could never use something that nice as a workbench – I’d be afraid to do any real work on it!

I mostly hang out over at NCWW, but have read many posts here that were referenced from there. Then I came across this thread and had to join. I built my bench about the same time this thread was really getting going. I’m currently working on getting some pics up onto my site. But for now, I’ll just say that it is 24×72 and made mostly from red oak, because I had a lot leftover from previous projects. The working surface is done and it’s fully usable, but I still have to build a tool cabinet to go under it.

Thanks again for all the drool-worthy pics!

-- Turning beautiful wood into scraps...one board at a time --Chris

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#3448 posted 386 days ago

Welcome Chris. BrandonW and I were just in your neck of the woods at the Woodwrights school.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#3449 posted 386 days ago

Welcome Chris!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3450 posted 386 days ago

Mauricio- Jeepers!! That drawknife looks like its coming right at my head…lol. Reminds me, still need to learn to sharpen mine.

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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