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Project by Ramma posted 04-09-2019 01:00 PM 1516 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello ladies and Gents. I am a beginner at the craft, and thought I’d share the culmination of the past 3 months of weekends and “spare” time. This is my first post here and my second project ever. The first was a walnut end grain cutting board. After becoming fed up trying to source rough cut hard maple, I gave in and purchased what was readily available at the home center. I believe it is douglas fir or white pine, not entirely sure. Ripped, jointed, planed and laminated from 2×12’s to obtain desired dimensions. I used drawbored mortise and tenon joinery throughout, and cut nails for the shelf ledgers. . Watco natural oil on the top only, as I’m still on the fence about painting the base and chop with black milk paint. Benchcrafted leg vise with crisscross and Crucible tool holdfasts. All in all, I learned a lot, made a ton of mistakes and made a workbench that I am pretty proud of. Thank you all for all of your knowledge and inspiration. This is an amazingly talented bunch of folks in here. Thanks for looking and god bless!





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swirt

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#1 posted 04-09-2019 01:18 PM

Looks like a fine bench. Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#2 posted 04-09-2019 01:45 PM

Wonderful bench – I love them in pine, somehow a workbench can get too fancy, yours is a real bench in my book!
Welcome to LJ and a wonderful journey in your life – woodworking I mean. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 04-09-2019 01:46 PM

Pls, pls, pls fix photos…

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

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Ramma

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#4 posted 04-09-2019 05:33 PM

OldTools Archive I looked and did not see any options for orientation of photos. ....

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hutchmp

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#5 posted 04-09-2019 06:15 PM

The issue with the photos is the website. There is no option for orientation, Lumberjocks needs to fix this for the ease of user posting.

Anyhow, really ambitious for your second project! It looks great and should last for a long, long time. Congrats on the project and jumping into Lumberjocks.

Regards,
David

-- Hutch

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 04-09-2019 06:57 PM


The issue with the photos is the website. There is no option for orientation, Lumberjocks needs to fix this for the ease of user posting.

Regards,
David

- hutchmp

Not true at all. And if you can build a workbench, you can learn to post a picture correctly.

Beautiful bench, by the way. Your smile says it all, congrats!

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

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muesli

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#7 posted 04-09-2019 08:25 PM

Nothing better than building your own workbench. Except using it for work later and enjoying all the new possibilities it offers. Great job! You will love your bench!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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TheDane

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#8 posted 04-09-2019 08:37 PM

The issue with the photos is the website. There is no option for orientation, Lumberjocks needs to fix this for the ease of user posting.

Actually, if I recall correctly, it is an iPhone issue.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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nutsandbolts

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#9 posted 04-09-2019 08:37 PM

Pictures.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 04-09-2019 09:06 PM


The issue with the photos is the website. There is no option for orientation, Lumberjocks needs to fix this for the ease of user posting.

Actually, if I recall correctly, it is an iPhone issue.

- TheDane

Also wrong, it’s not an iPhone issue. It’s a user issue. Akin to complaining when the handles fall out of your socket chisels.

N&B: You rock.

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

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TheDane

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#11 posted 04-09-2019 10:26 PM

Also wrong, it s not an iPhone issue. It s a user issue.

Apple doesn’t store orientation info in the image … they store it in EXIF tags which are ignored by most developers including Microsoft. Apple did this so their iPhone products could shoot the next picture faster (it takes a few seconds to write orientation data into the image). There are ways that iPhone users can avoid these rotation issues, but most are either not aware of them or choose to deal with them later.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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tynewman

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#12 posted 04-09-2019 10:51 PM

If you edit the picture at all (crop it a hair) it will post correctly. Someone else pointed that out to me

-- Ty

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theoldfart

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#13 posted 04-09-2019 10:57 PM

nutsandbolts, that’s a fine workbench.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 04-09-2019 11:24 PM


There are ways that iPhone users can avoid these rotation issues, but most are either not aware of them or choose to deal with them later.

- TheDane

Home button to the right, take picture, post. Not complicated.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 04-09-2019 11:55 PM



Ramma, that’s a fine workbench.

- theoldfart

There, fixed it for you Kevin.

(I know, I’m snarky today…). :-)

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

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