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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 10-02-2018 05:34 PM 1162 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thechipcarver

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10-02-2018 05:34 PM

Just something a little different.

No cleaning up, don’t organize, just take a picture of your workbench in it’s current condition.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."


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JAAune

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 06:08 PM

I’ll bite.

It’s a little disordered at the moment since I’m staging stuff on the bench while working on the dust collection system at the other side of the shop. Haven’t vacuumed the floor in over a week either.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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MrRon

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 10:15 PM

I keep forgetting I have a camera on my cell phone.

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TimInIndiana

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#3 posted 10-02-2018 10:20 PM

My current “workbench”—

Purchased my first lathe last week, and the kids were asking me to making something for them. A magic wand seems to be a very basic first project…

Cherry finished with BLO.

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 12:52 AM

Kind of an A leads to B leads to C thing

I need to resew the 14” cherry slab in the background to make a top for the cabinet also in the back ground. I built a frame saw and next up I need a kerning plane. The plans and stock are on the bench.

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

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bandit571

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#5 posted 10-03-2018 01:23 AM

Parts for a frame & panel door….

That needed mortises…was a busy day, today..

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

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corelz125

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#6 posted 10-03-2018 01:28 AM

Kevin have you used the saw yet?

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 10-03-2018 02:00 AM

Just on a 2×4, went right through it the long way. I want the kerf plane done before I attempt the slab.

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

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 10-03-2018 02:13 AM

Typical chaos.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 10-03-2018 02:36 AM

Bench still looks sweet Bondo.

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

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ColonelTravis

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#10 posted 10-03-2018 02:54 AM

Joinery bench in the foreground, traditional bench back there on the left side of the photo. Traditional bench has a lot of crap on it, I don’t know what’s over there, nothing that makes me look good. Actually, I think that’s where I have my new shooting board plywood and parts? I don’t know, in the grand scheme of things who cares.

On the joinery bench from L to R:
1.) Google Home – listen to music on that via my phone and XM radio. Got it for free, it’s OK, I wouldn’t recommend it for shop speakers. I don’t do anything else with it, not a fan of asking a little cylinder – hey how much does a plane ticket from Dallas to Copenhagen cost? What’s the weather today? Sorry, don’t care and look out the garage door two feet away, moron.
2.) LA jack blade to sharpen
3.) Empty box – contained one (1) Veritas shooting board fence to replace my old shooting board. I know this is something that isn’t hard to make, but I’m making everything but the fence and had some gift cards and said – what the hell, this will really come in handy for 22.5, which I need, plus the 45 on my first board was garbage. I don’t have an official shooting board plane, I use my LA Jack. Not sure if I’ll get an official shooting board plane, and this fence cost a heck of a lot less than that plane.
4.) Picture frame parts and about 20 blanks to make some leaves for a few people for fall decorations.
5.) Can of air – Not sure why I brought that out there. Think I’ll request an FBI investigation to get to the bottom of it.

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theoldfart

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#11 posted 10-03-2018 03:01 AM

Colonel, interested in your thoughts on the LV shoot fence when you’ve used it for a while.

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

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BlasterStumps

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#12 posted 10-03-2018 03:22 AM

theoldfart, thought I would share a couple pics of a kerfing plane I made some time back. Don’t know if it will help you design yours but thought I would share it with you anyway. If nothing else it might give you an idea what not to make. : )

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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theoldfart

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#13 posted 10-03-2018 04:07 AM

Blaster, thanks. That’s pretty close to the design i’m using.

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

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thechipcarver

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#14 posted 10-03-2018 02:39 PM

I forgot to add my workbench.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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wncguy

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#15 posted 10-03-2018 03:44 PM

Okay – here’s mine as of this morning… working on a box

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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