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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 10-15-2011 06:13 PM 1356 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2011 06:13 PM

Well I am still here.I have just not been well ,anyway I am still going at it slowly very slowly . I have finished my overhead dust guard a while back actually. I am therefore am now after many years about to embark on making my workbench.I recently bought a nice new patternmakers vice the Taiwan copy very nice with some Upgrades in brass made by my pal Fred and I knobs and things anyway I also have a nice new vice the name eludes me for the end vice. and my only question is I am making it with two inbuilt architects cabinets for holding stuff and to add ridgidity and stiffening.I am a little concerned re making the top from white pine I can’t get any hard wood suitable near me is this a bind or will it be acceptable I intend to make it as well as possible and will post pics of the finished article when done.Ity’s just my health that lets me down and I have to rely on friends ansd sons these days. I still think very highly of my fellow jocks brotherly love from me as always.Your pal Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 06:18 PM

Glad you are still with us Alistair. The wee drams seem to work for you. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 06:25 PM

Sure HAPPY that you’re STILL KICKING!

Thank you for the Update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 06:28 PM

whatever you make it from
will be a big improvement
and should be just fine

they do get beat up with work and time

good to hear you are still with us

we all love you too


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 06:55 PM

I had not heard any rumours but have certainly missed your postings. I hope that whatever is currently ailing you is on the mend and that you will soon be back in the shop and here amongst us. Take better care of youself, we miss you.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 07:54 PM

Nice to hear from you Alistair. Keep the posts coming!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#6 posted 10-15-2011 08:18 PM

Glad to hear you still with us Alister, your on the top ten good guy list for sure. enjoy your bench making.

-- wood crafting & classes

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 10-15-2011 10:13 PM

Timbo made a bench from yellow pine:
you might inquire with him… has been in use for a couple of years now.

Glad to hear you are well…...

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 10-16-2011 12:53 AM

Wonderful to see you as always.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 10-16-2011 01:01 AM


Glad you’re still with us. The world would be a poorer place if you were gone.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#10 posted 10-16-2011 03:43 AM

glad to see that you are still hanging in there and still trying

-- Smitty!!!

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#11 posted 10-16-2011 03:54 AM

I have not heard of such rumor and glad to see you posting Alistair!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 10-16-2011 04:08 AM

Alistair – I was getting worried about you. Glad to see you’re back. Sorry that your health isn’t better but remember what my friend told me: “Getting old is not for sissies”. Feel better. We’ve all missed you.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 10-16-2011 09:20 AM


Glad you feel well enough to tackel a big project. I built a workbench 38 years ago of southern yellow pine top and 6×6 cedar frame. It’s still with me and when i find it, it still looks new. Whatever you do will be just fine. Glad to hear you’re better. Take it easy and enjoy life.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#14 posted 10-16-2011 10:54 AM

Thank Goodness you’re still with us Alistair!!
But, to be honest, I hadn’t heard otherwise… :)
Hope your health continues to improve my Friend,
and I’m looking forward to seeing your bench come together!!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 10-16-2011 05:11 PM

Pine will make a very nice bench.

If you want to, you can add a tempered 1/8” Masonite veneer over it for added protection.

It’s very durable, takes a lot of abuse. Just seal it with BLO.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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