Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #8: Finally it is FINISHED!

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Blog entry by RonPeters posted 09-26-2010 10:50 PM 2097 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, I’ve been working on this for about 18 months. A little here and a little there… a piece at a time. It’s finally finished and now I can move on to making instruments.

I never built a bench, or anything else – unless you consider that bowl I turned in wood shop 45 years ago? – so there was some learning curve involved. I never: made box joints or drawers, glued up a top, made and installed mortise & tenon’s, installed a vice – let alone two different kinds. I’m actually surprised at how well it turned out. I don’t consider myself a ‘wood worker’ in the traditional sense. It’s like, ‘Hey! I can do this!” Wow!!

Drawers are in and they actually work! Handles are on. It’s oiled. I’m planning to build some inserts for dividers in the top drawers, but that’s not a major project…

I may throw in a TV stand in the future, also some more ‘legs’ as I have a nice maple flat table top that needs some support, but for the most part, it is DONE! May I present: THE BENCH!

Drawers from the side…

All set and ready to go!

Thanks to all you LJ’s who have given me ideas and encouragement over the last couple months!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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Bob Simmons

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 12:48 AM

Ron…Congrats! It’s a beauty and you will surely enjoy it for a long time. You will pretty much have everything within easy reach….gouges, hand tools, etc. Bet it makes a huge difference for your future work. Looking forward to seeing more!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 12:51 AM

Its beautiful.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 01:07 AM

That is absolutely gorgeous! It exudes craftsmanship from all angles.

Well done!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 01:46 AM

Exceptional work Ron! Is that an original design of yours? Looking forward to seeing the instruments . . .

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 03:29 AM

Ron: Very good. It’s a beautiful job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 04:03 AM

Congrats. That is a beauty.
It has been fun watching it all come together

Well done Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 09-27-2010 05:21 AM

Hard work pays off in the end. It looks good and now just enjoy putting it to use my friend

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#8 posted 09-29-2010 04:27 AM

Very very nice work. I am going to study this closely.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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