Workbench #3: Top finished...well almost

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 09-02-2011 11:05 PM 1979 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Progress made Part 3 of Workbench series Part 4: Getting closer »

I have spent the past couple of days trying to get a little more done on my new bench. For the most part the top is finished. I added another few strips of maple to it and capped off the ends with some walnut. The ends are held in place with a tongue and a couple of 5/16”x4” lag screws. No glue was used as I didnt want to have a problem with movement later. Next will be gluing up the trestle assembly and then vises. First though will be trip to a local cabinet shop with the top for a nice wide sanding.

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 01:05 AM

This is looking dining room table beautiful. You sure you’re going to chisel out mortises on this?
I ask because I’m making a bench right now, too. I have already figured that when I do gouging
or stainy work, I’ll slide a piece of MDF on top.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 01:35 AM

I could never have anything this nice in my shop.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 01:56 AM

Just fantastic.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 02:05 AM

Looks terrific. Can’t wait for the next part.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 06:03 AM

I like this! You have a working shop and not one that is spiffily spic and span! Looks much like mine when I’m in middle of a project. I do clean up but it comes right back.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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