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Jeff Vanden Boogart
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working on a new bench
Apr 23rd, 2014 at 6:49pm
 
Making two "bases" as shown which will be separated by a couple feet.  The top will span the bases, leaving a "knee hole" at the center..so I can sit at the bench instead of along side of it!


I think the pics "blow up" when clicked on?


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Reply #1 - Apr 23rd, 2014 at 7:06pm
 
Jeff, keep the pictures coming. It will be great to follow your progress.
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Reply #2 - Apr 24th, 2014 at 1:48am
 
nice
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Reply #3 - Apr 29th, 2014 at 6:09pm
 
I remember the last set you made. There gonna last forever.
You do outstanding work!   Thumbs Up
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Reply #4 - May 24th, 2014 at 7:37pm
 
Making some progress.

Bases glued and finished.
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Drawer guides milled directly in base framework.
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Reply #5 - May 24th, 2014 at 8:52pm
 
Looking good Jeff.
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Reply #6 - May 28th, 2014 at 12:44pm
 
There's craftsmanship! Thumbs Up
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Reply #7 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 10:18am
 
Done Yet ?   Grin
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Reply #8 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 8:57pm
 
Not yet, Guy!  I work on it a bit on and off, but lots of other stuff going on now with the nicer weather.  Landscaping to do around the house AND the shop.  The last three days we were at the motorcycle road races at Road America/Elkhart Lake.  Next week I'm off on a little bike trip with a couple out-of-state buds.  I do have the home-made cypress veneer cut, so maybe I'll get the drawer fronts done this week....maybe Roll Eyes
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Reply #9 - Jun 3rd, 2014 at 11:23am
 
When things finialy dry up there's lots to do.  I know.  Have fun but were all waiting. Grin
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Reply #10 - Jun 4th, 2014 at 8:24pm
 
Another delay!!!!!   Roll Eyes
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Reply #11 - Jul 12th, 2014 at 5:44pm
 
Made some progress!

Drawer fronts done (home-made cypress veneer).
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Bases in place and leveled.
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Bolted to the floor....likely not needed, but what the heck.
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"Electrified"!  Smiley
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Power comes up through the floor.
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Ready for the top.  Disregard alla the stuff temporarily piled in the drawers.
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Tops picked up about 25 years ago at a lumber yard auction.  They were a dealer/distributor for some H-U-G-E laminated beams.  These are some of the "offcuts".  Douglas Fir.
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Finger jointed.
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Not sure what type of glue was used.  Looks black.  Resorcinol maybe?
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A little over 5" thick.  Should be pretty stout!
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Lots of work to do on the tops yet, but you get the idea Smiley
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Reply #12 - Jul 12th, 2014 at 10:17pm
 
   Really nice Jeff.  They'll still be around a hundred years from now.  If there's ever a tornado in your area you've got the place to ride it out.
   Funny, I was just here yesterday wondering how they were comming along.   Thumbs Up
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Re: working on a new bench
Reply #13 - Jul 12th, 2014 at 11:41pm
 
GluLam makes a great bench top.  I've got a 6' length of 5X15" for the top of my lathe bench.
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Reply #14 - Jul 13th, 2014 at 7:41pm
 
excellent that's goping to last more than lifetime  Thumbs Up
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