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    Bob Lockwood
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    I am very excited!

    After two months of watching Paul’s master class DVDs and now a few weeks of watching the online series.  I finally have enough tools and a bench to begin.

    Attached is a picture of my first handcut dovetail.  Last time was 10 years ago and with a electric router and jig.

    It’s a little sloppy, but much more satisfying than the machine cut version years ago.

    Lessons learned:

    Only one of my chisels was really as sharp as I wanted

    Paul makes it look way too easy 🙂  I’m it will improve over time.

     

    Having loads of fun!

    Bob 

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    #6387
    bloqbeta
    Participant

    Hi bob,

    How did the bench come out? Did you do the English bench with the Apron as in the DVD series?

    I am going to start making mine in couple of weeks.  How much time did it take you to build it?

    Best,

    Mario

    From El Salvador, currently living in Guatemala

    #6392
    Bob Lockwood
    Participant

    On my first round of woodworking about 10 years ago, I made a bench, which I subsequently sold.

    Getting back into it this time, I elected to buy a Sjobergs bench.

    Main reason for buying was that it took me so long to build last time even with power tools.  I also prefer the sytle I bought to the English bench.

    #6413
    Dave Riendeau
    Participant

    Mario,  I built the bench in Pauls DVD over a long weekend,  3 days.  Thats a full three days.    It goes pretty quick once you get started,  the longest bit was chopping the mortises and fitting the tenons in the legs.

    -Canada

    #6481
    Michael177
    Participant

    Mario,

    i built mine over about a month of intermittent weekends and evening hours.  It goes together pretty quickly once you start.  Then once you fit a vise, there will be nothing holding back your woodworking!  enjoy it, you’ll have a lot of fun and learn so much.

    Mike

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