Woodworking Bench #2: Base finished

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 10-25-2009 04:22 AM 5053 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Maple and Cherry work bench Part 2 of Woodworking Bench series Part 3: Finishing andFastening the Ttop »

I spent most of today (Saturday) working on my Woodsmith Workbench, and didin’t get very far. I was abe to finish the base and man isi it heavy. The stretchers lock in with wooden keys and even without the top the base is very sturdy.
It took two to lift ijust the base down from the assembly table



I alternated the cherry/maple wood on the lower shelf to match the top.

It may appear a little short in this picture but there are some spacers to be addded which will add a few inches to the height. I also shortent the table by 10 inches to save space. I hope that wasn’t a mistake.

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 04:28 AM

Doc, it looks like this is coming along well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 04:31 AM

Great progress

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 02:18 PM

Waiting to see how you connect the top to the legs.

Looking very VERY good so far!!!

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#4 posted 10-25-2009 08:26 PM

You won’t have to worry about that bench moving when you’re planing a board!

Very nice work, Doc. It is going to be a beautiful bench.

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 08:44 PM

That bench will be beautiful, can’t go wrong with a solid base like that!

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#6 posted 10-25-2009 08:54 PM

Greetings Doc…

She’s an absolute stunner!

Great presentation. I really appreciate your time and experience in posting this.


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#7 posted 10-25-2009 09:07 PM

Looks good so far!

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