John White's new-fangled workbench #2: Cuz I'm a blonde... yeah, yeah, ... yeah!

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Blog entry by ben posted 12-14-2007 08:22 AM 4533 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: rough cut framing lumber Part 2 of John White's new-fangled workbench series Part 3: everything but the pipes and tabletop is together »

Put in another couple evenings this week. All of the SPF is width/thickness dimensioned, and most of it is length cut as well. Was assembling the legs tonight, and revisited my towhead youth with this manuever:

Luckily it was easily recovered:

Eventually, I finished assembling the legs, cutting and drilling the end stretcher and end pipe-holding pieces and cutting all of the 8 foot pieces. After I drill the pipe and screw holdes in the 8 footers, I can assemble everything to look like a bench (except for the back 12” bench top…)

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#1 posted 12-14-2007 08:29 AM

Hey, Ben. Lookin’ good! It’s funny that we both did a goof when making the legs… I look forward to the next installment.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#2 posted 12-14-2007 08:33 AM

I didn’t even know what you were talking about until I saw the picture where you had to take your workmate apart. That’s hilarious! We’ve all done it. Good start.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 12-14-2007 09:38 AM

Looks like you are well on your way to an outstanding bench.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 12-14-2007 01:39 PM

I’m sure we’ve all had what my father calls bone-head moments, I know I have. Sometimes you just have to make sacrifices for progress.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 12-14-2007 03:39 PM

Took me a second also. That is funny. At least it you could recover.
Otherwise, nice job. Looks like a fine bench.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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