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Project by Bertha posted 09-07-2015 01:51 AM 7953 views 13 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Departure for me, as machine heavy. Douglas fir workbench, long overdue. Maple leg and wagon vise screws are from Lake Eerie. Leg chop is figured cherry through tenoned and drawbored to cherry parallel guide. Marblewood parallel guide stop and hickory wheels turned from baseball bat blank. Crank is Goncalo with bloodwood knobs. Deadman is walnut and rides on hickory wheels. Wagon block is paduak with an ebony spacer. Rides on UHMW plastic guides. Crank is cocobolo with redheart knob. Rosewood plane stop friction fit with a dowel to raise. 3/4” allthread and titebond 3 to hold it all together. Legs and stretchers flush, all drawbored. Top handplaned but mostly machines on the rest. Holdfast from Scotty B. Brass dogs and LV plane stops. Finish is simple heated BLO.

Any and all questions welcome. Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 01:56 AM

Been a year and then BAM! Nicely done man

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#2 posted 09-07-2015 02:02 AM

What!!!! Hell yea.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 09-07-2015 02:21 AM

Out of the thin blue sky…with a lightning bolt. Well played.

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#4 posted 09-07-2015 02:24 AM

Right on. :-)

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 09-07-2015 02:36 AM

Geez, Al, you and stef must have both been reading the same book about super secret workbench builds. Looks awesome.

Good to “see” you, man. Hope you can drop in a little more often.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#6 posted 09-07-2015 02:38 AM

Al its so cool. Right up my alley. Simple, to the point and very functional. I love it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 09-07-2015 02:55 AM

Well done my friend!!

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#8 posted 09-07-2015 03:23 AM

That’s bad ass Al. Congrats, nice to see you are still getting some woodworking done. The does this mean we will see the wormy chestnut linen press soon?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 09-07-2015 03:27 AM

Very nice Al. Great to see you posting again man.

-- 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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#10 posted 09-07-2015 03:31 AM

Nice work, Al. and an inspiration as I set up my new shop.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#11 posted 09-07-2015 03:53 AM

Well, look who’s been in the shop! And productive, too

Nice job, Al! We missed ya!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#12 posted 09-07-2015 04:59 AM

Clean work Al and thanks for showing up every now and again.

Take care pal.

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#13 posted 09-07-2015 06:31 AM

Nice workbench Al. Looks really functional. And great to see you post again. Quick question, what are the top dimensions (l x w)? Trying to judge the size.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#14 posted 09-07-2015 07:39 AM

Looks great from here Al!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 09-07-2015 10:55 AM

Dang!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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