Bench build

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  • #14961

    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.

    #14962
    Ken
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    Hey Pat,
    Nice work buddy, I look forward to the pics. πŸ˜‰

    #14966
    Tim457
    Participant

    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.

    #14968
    Eddy Flynn
    Participant

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

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #14974

    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

    #14975
    cpetersen1970
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    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.

    #14976
    Ken
    Participant

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

    #14979

    Thanks Ken I’ll try again

    #14983
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    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.

    #14984
    Ken
    Participant

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

    #14985

    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.

    #14986
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

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

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14990
    david o’sullivan
    Participant

    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

    #14991
    elvishefer
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    Very nice!

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

    Halifax, Canada

    #15019

    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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