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oscorner

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2668 days ago

I hope this is the correct place for this. I wanted to let everyone know about this video: http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/Workshop/WorkshopArticle.aspx?id=28530. It’s viewable even if you are not a member. The fellow that built this bench has a lot of GREAT ideas and for anyone thinking of building a workbench it is a must to see.

If you get a chance watch the accordian chair video too. It’s amazing!

-- Jesus is Lord!


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 2668 days ago

Thanks Os,
That’s a great workbench. It makes me want to build a new workbench. Fww has a lot of great info online. I highly recommend subscribing to it.

It ’s a great tool, for only a few bucks a year.

I don’t have any connection whatsoever with FWW. This is my opinion.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2668 days ago

You’re welcome! I’m leaning more and more to doing so. They have a lot of good info that I can’t view.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2668 days ago

For those interested in FWW online, Click here to see what it costs.

A lot of info for what it costs.

I wish they had something like this when I was younger.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Jeff

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#4 posted 2668 days ago

It is a great bench. I stumbled on the video a few weeks ago and immediately decided I was going to either build it or implement 90% of the ideas into the bench I build. It’s really ingenious. The use of the bar clamps under the varying sizes of MDF in the center of the table is great.

I haven’t been able to find any decent, clear Douglas Fir around though. Dick, do you have good access up there? I’m still on a quest. I’m thinking of maybe checking at a couple of the hardwood purveyors here in the Cities next.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Obi

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#5 posted 2668 days ago

That’s a great bench, and since I’m just setting up shop, I can implement some of those great ideas.

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USCJeff

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#6 posted 2668 days ago

Amen Dick, The yearly fee is worth every penny. I’m thinking about subscribing to their electronic magazine. If you don’t know about FWW site, check out the link Dick posted above. Thousands of articles, reviews, and MANY videos to go with the articles. They do free trials occasionally so keep your open if you want to do a test drive.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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Karson

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#7 posted 2668 days ago

I found the link for the plans on Fine Woodworking. It’s here

It’s the article that goes with the video.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 2668 days ago

USCJeff,

Do it. I wouldn’t even think twice. The only upside I see to the periodical subscription is getting to have the glossy print of the articles in your hands and the great photography (which does have definite tactile value.)

The online gives you access to at LEAST the last 8 years of articles plus all the videos you mention and some slide shows they do. Frankly, I don’t have the magazine subscription, just the electronic subscription. I have completely realized my investment I feel.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2668 days ago

Caliper,
I enjoy fww online better than the magazine.

Fir, isn’t that about all they sell nowadays for framing lumber.

If anyone likes Kayaks check this one out. It’s been on my list for a long time now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Morris Wallace

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#10 posted 2667 days ago

I sub. to Fine WW for years and have a bookcase full of mag. I gave away a bunch but I have never built anything from their mag. I’m like Dick I wish they had this years ago. How do you get the imfo without sub. to the mag? I have some books and mag I would like to give away if someone wants to pay postage. I’ll be 72 this year and ans not planning any big projects so I would like someone to have info.

-- Morris Wallace Seffner Fl. www.woodwork@tampabay.rr.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2667 days ago

Morris,
Click on the link on one of my previous comments. You can subscribe online for $34.95/year.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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David

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#12 posted 2667 days ago

Os -

Thanks for the great link! This is a really interesting bench. I will have to consider this – as I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, I desperately need a real bench. Dick is right (as usual!) FWW online is a great resource and a super value.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#13 posted 2667 days ago

David

You’re quite welcome. I saw it and knew it was worth sharing with my buddies at LumberJocks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 2667 days ago

Dick, yeah I think you are right about the Fir. It’s just that I can find anything even worth sawing the middles out of around here. Super knotty. It may just be that I have to check more often and buy some ‘clear’ stuff when I see it. I thought maybe you knew of a better source up there. Just curious really.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2667 days ago

Jeff,
You have to go to the higher grade construction lumber. The stuff they run on special is usually junk. We only have one local yard in town, & Lowes.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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