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Blog series by yuri updated 08-04-2010 10:53 PM 4 parts 5758 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: From thoughts to realization

07-22-2010 08:01 PM by yuri | 6 comments »

Last weekend I started real work. Some milling, laminating, mortising and tenoning …Oops, I was so focused and enjoying the process that I forgot to take pictures. Grrr… I know folks here (me included!) like to see the pictures. Like russians say it is better to see one time then hear it hundred times. Once I realized my mistake I took a camera for couple shots. Do you see the crack on one of the legs? Got little bit tight construction lumber does not forgive it. See 4 piec...

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Part 2: Base is getting ready

07-23-2010 08:17 PM by yuri | 5 comments »

OK, now I have two sides of the bench. Let’ get them connected. First, some cleaning…What a mess, huh? By I like the look of it :-) Now closer look. And all that done by this two guys. OK, actually there is a third one who is behind the camera :-) Love this shavings in light of evening sun… and smell of pine! Now we need to cut tenons. I like to use table saw for that. Using my shop made primitive tenon jig. Works good for me. Do not Understand why I’d w...

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Part 3: Making top

08-03-2010 11:18 PM by yuri | 4 comments »

OK, got some time to continue in my shop. The base is dried and ready. Even added support for future shelving on level of bottom stretchers. I just glued them and and attached with nails. While I was doing the work I forgot to take pictures. I recalled only Once I glued up the top. It is whole sheet of 3/4” MDF laminated with scrap 3/4” plywood pieces I had in my shop. Closer view My favorite weight! Battery from my previous BMW. I planned to return it as a core, but r...

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Part 4: Completing

08-04-2010 10:53 PM by yuri | 4 comments »

I finally completed my bench. My final steps.Last weekend we had great weather and I could not resist to do some work outside. Inside is crowded and circular saw produces a lot of uncontrolled dust and I planed to produce finishing. Here you clearly see that I actually make use of scrap material, so no trips to buy and reducing clutter in my garage. Win-win situation! Preparation for cutting edges of bench top. You see shop made cutting guide, probably everybody makes one for circular saw....

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