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Forum topic by BrentParkin posted 11-28-2017 09:35 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BrentParkin

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11-28-2017 09:35 PM

Recently the Old Tools List Serv had a running post about what was on people’s benches right now. I thought it might be nice to see the same thing over here on Lumberjocks!

So I’ll start and hope the rest of you show us what you are up to.

I’m currently building myself a half back saw. I’m using a repurposed saw plate. The folded steel back is the remnant of a mitre saw I cut down and then blued. The handle is a Cresson style that is being made from Bubinga. I think when it is all done, it’s going to look great. As for the performance… That involves the third image which is a gloat as well. I recently purchased a brand new in the box never used Foley retoother. It came with 14 ratchet bars and 12 carriers. So once I finish the basic construction of the saw, I will punch new teeth, hammer set them and sharpen them.

So, what’s on your bench?

Brent Parkin
Regina, SK
Canada eh!

-- Regards,


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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 10:00 PM

Great looking saw, Brent. I have a Prie Dieu on my bench currently. The half back saw I’ve been using has seen better days … LOL!
 

 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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richardchaos

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 10:07 PM

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 10:09 PM

On my assembly table….

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 10:17 PM

Long long long term project(as in years!)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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JADobson

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#5 posted 11-29-2017 04:19 AM

Glueing up a letter tray. Christmas present for my sister in law. Same dimensions as the Christian Becksvoort one in Fine Woodworking but I’m using up some walnut scraps. First time doing mitred dovetails.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 11-29-2017 04:22 AM

Twin table saw cabinet with storage underneath. Gonna be some time before this gets finished and into operation.
Don’t mind the OSB, used it for mock up purposes and to make final measurement checks for the plywood panels.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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bandit571

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#7 posted 11-29-2017 04:26 AM

Tool maintenance

Need to get a few ready for the next project…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 11-29-2017 04:34 AM

Crap. Literally. Bird.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Hammerthumb

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#9 posted 11-29-2017 09:34 PM

Old Fart and I are trying to see who can take the longest to do a project.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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theoldfart

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#10 posted 11-29-2017 09:38 PM

Aw nuts, no brass on mine! Looks beautiful Paul. Big casework?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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JollyGreen67

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#11 posted 11-30-2017 01:29 AM

All kinds of crap I have to work through and around. ;o(

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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bondogaposis

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#12 posted 11-30-2017 02:29 AM

Medicine cabinet.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Firewood

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#13 posted 11-30-2017 03:07 AM

Ummm…....

Bench? Has anyone seen my bench?

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 11-30-2017 05:28 AM

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Hammerthumb

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#15 posted 11-30-2017 07:46 PM



Old Fart and I are trying to see who can take the longest to do a project.

- Hammerthumb

Legs for a card table OF. If I ever get back to it. Still have a couple of drawers to make for something else. Then I’ll get back to it.

Very nice Alaska Guy!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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