Bench build

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    Hi all I thought I would update my last message as I,m in celebratory mood. I finished the joinery on my bench this morning an put the ‘H’ frames, aprons and bench top together. It,s the first thing I have ever made from wood and I,m amazed it all fits it’s rigid and even if I say so myself looks ok. just have to plane the top and fit the well board and I can start on some projects. When the boss (wife) comes home from work and tells me where she has hidden the camera lead I,ll take some pictures and post them.


    Hey Pat,
    Nice work buddy, I look forward to the pics. πŸ˜‰


    Great job completing it, especially considering you’ve never made anything out of wood before. For a minute there though, I thought you were saying your wife had hidden a camera to keep an eye on you. πŸ™‚ We usually call it a cord. Looking forward to pictures of your bench.

    Eddy Flynn

    great to hear about your progress Pat looking forward to seeing the pictures πŸ™‚

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK


    Hi guys I just submitted some photo’s of my bench but they don’t seem to have appeared. I added them as attachments to the thread, is that right or should I upload them somewhere else. Thanks


    I’ve had some trouble uploading pics; there seems to be a limit (for me, anyway) of about three pics, which I suspect has something to do with the resolution..try again, maybe splitting the pics between two posts.


    Hi Pat, I always add them as attachments. Click on choose file, click on your file, then click on choose.


    Thanks Ken I’ll try again


    Looking good, Pat! I hope to start my bench soon; for now working on an old worktable with a Rube Goldbergian vise adaptation; serviceable, barely, but certainly not fit for the long term.


    Bench looks real nice Pat, nice job buddy πŸ˜‰


    Thanks guys, after all the sawing, planning and chopping it’s great to see it finally coming together. I just laminated the well board on it and although it’s not finished what a difference from working on a rickety 30 year old workmate. Chris get it started mate. Paul talks all the time about wellbeing and satisfaction in hand tool working and I have to say he’s right it’s great to stand back and look at something I’ve made and not bought.

    Mark Armstrong

    Good job Pat,
    Time to look for a good quick release vice. πŸ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    david o’sullivan

    well done pat you said it there ones well-begin from working wood and seeing it come together gives a real feel good factor.

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle


    Very nice!

    I hope this marks the start of a long woodworking adventure!

    Halifax, Canada


    Thanks for all the positive comments guys. The hunt is on for a vice and hopefully it is the start of a long woodworking journey.

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