Moravian Workbench Build

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Blog series by ElroyD updated 06-12-2018 12:05 AM 3 parts 3973 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

03-15-2018 05:06 PM by ElroyD | 5 comments »

A couple of years ago I started to get more into studying 18th and 19th century hand tool woodworking. At the time, I didn’t have a shop, and didn’t have anyplace to put one. During the summer I put cleaned out a section of our goat barn, put up a couple of sawhorses with a solid-core door on top to use as a workbench, and began to play. Then daughter #5 came along. Needless to say, babies take up a lot of time, so things were put on hold. Now that she’s a little mo...

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Part 2: Bench Top

05-23-2018 03:53 PM by ElroyD | 3 comments »

Those who read the first entry in my Moravian Workbench Build may recall that I had been working in our laundry room till the weather warmed up enough outside. Unfortunately, it didn’t. Winter had a hard time letting go of the northeast this year, and I was eventually forced out of my small laundry room workspace. I didn’t want to stop work on the bench though, so I retreated to our very dark, very dusty, very musty, very in need of repair basement where I began work on my be...

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Part 3: All the Reasons Why

06-12-2018 12:05 AM by ElroyD | 2 comments »

I don’t have much to update on my workbench build. With the top functional, I’ve been putting it to use on other projects. Here’s a quick photo that sums up why I like having a portable workbench though. Sunshine, clear sky, green grass, my favorite maple tree, the garden, our goat pen, the dog, the kids running around, and just out of frame past the treeline, the Green Mountains providing a backdrop. It doesn’t get much better.

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