Workbench #3: Shaping the base

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Blog entry by yuri posted 03-01-2011 05:07 PM 1540 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Do we need legs to stay on? Part 3 of Workbench series Part 4: Demolition! »

For the time being I finished gluing bench legs, wanted massive base. One of them

Now they need to be finally shaped. I do not have power joiner and planner and use my hand planes for that. That the point! OK, that is how I did the work

All this shavings clogged my Shopvac and Dust Collector!

Brave helpers:

And legs are done. Well, not yet, I will need to make mortises in them …

My future stratchers are comming up too

Here are glued too

Small one done too

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 05:19 PM

Looks good.

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 05:45 PM

Those are serious legs.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 07:25 PM

Wow those are going to be some hefty workbench legs. Very nice.

Beautiful shavings by the way. I love seeing wood shavings for some reason lol.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 09:03 PM

That’s a lot of shavings you got! I bet you don’t need a workout after that.

It looks like it will be a solid bench.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 09:07 PM

Lawnwater, you bet, I slept well that night!

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 09:13 PM

I love shavings too, and D.Fir smells especially great!
Funny, next day I put all these shavings out for garbage pickup in our area and put them in transparent plastic bag. And several of my neighbors asked me if the shavings can be used for something or given to somebody who can make a use out of them? I did not know what to say but offered them to take it. Guess, nobody accepted ;-)

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#7 posted 03-02-2011 02:09 AM

Yuri, I see You are making progress on Your latest shop upgrade ! The legs are shaping up nicely as well as Your arms too I am sure ! LOL. I will be watching the progress and if You need any help when it gets to the point of assembly, just shoot me a PM. Once again the bench is looking good,keep up the first rate job !! .....ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#8 posted 03-02-2011 04:50 AM

A hell of a job Yuri !! Great progress. I´ll be following

Are the legs 6×6?

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 03-02-2011 04:55 AM

thanks on good word and help offer. Don’t you afraid? After that your arms may shape up nicely too ;-))

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#10 posted 03-02-2011 04:57 AM


are spot on. Just measured, 6 5/8” X 5 3/4”

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