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  • #11674
    Ken
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    Thanks Greg, yeah true buddy I like to keep things nice, but It’s a workbench and it will get beat up. Now I just have to keep telling myself that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #11679
    Steve Follis
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    I saw a video last night where Christoper Schwarz drove some nails into the top of his workbench to hold a couple of pieces of a panel together while he attatched a batten to them. He stated that this was a traditional method, but some folks have a “furniture grade” workbench, so they probably wouldn’t want to do this.

    I think once I get mine finished, I am going to just take a hammer and give it a good smack, just to get that part overwith and out of my mind.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #11681
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Also being softwood it dings up quite easily.
    My bench already has dings in it and I had not put Danish oil on. So why I had a little break from my box, I splashed a bit of Danish oil on bench.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #11685
    Scott
    Participant

    I think once I get mine finished, I am going to just take a hammer and give it a good smack, just to get that part overwith and out of my mind.

    Heheh. My wife always uses her key to put the first scratch on her new car (usually under the front bumper). That “helps” to prevent her from getting into a fender-bender soon after leaving the sales lot.

    I take care of my workbench just like any other tool. I maintain tools so they continue to work properly, but I do not otherwise gingerly handle, shine or pamper them. A tool can (and should) show signs of use, not signs of abuse.

    I have noticed that Paul’s workbench top looks quite tattered with saw cuts and score marks. If the wear adversely affected the flatness of the bench, or transferred marks onto the workpiece during use, that would cause me some concern.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #11714
    Ken
    Participant

    Ok I finally have my vice ordered, top has three coats of Danish oil, and I think I’m getting close to finishing it at long last. It will be nice to get started on some projects, HaHa I have a few to go at. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #11718
    Scott
    Participant

    Ok I finally have my vice ordered, top has three coats of Danish oil, and I think Iโ€™m getting close to finishing it at long last.

    Looks fantastic Ken. I think I prefer a bench without a front apron. Your bench will be an invaluable tool.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #11720
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Scott

    #11721
    robinhc
    Participant

    Sweet vise Ken is that a new Draper?

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #11722
    Ken
    Participant

    Out of the same factory no doubt Robin. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #11728
    Mark Armstrong
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    Looks beautiful Ken.
    You be glad you got Quick realise vice.
    Ken hope you do not put fire on with all those lovely fine shavings about. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #11729
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Mark, no worries buddy, fire is disconnected just never got round to taking it out.

    #11732
    Greg Merritt
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    Looks good Ken!…can’t wait to see the vice installed.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #11733
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Greg, I will be pleased when It’s all done buddy.

    #11809
    jerryinsomerset
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    I have just completed my workbench, a little heavier than Paul’s in the artisan 1-2 book. It has taken me a few weeks, it is not perfect but I am really pleased with it, my old bench was bought and very flimsy. So much so I had to bolt it to the wall to plane successfully and the vice was too shallow and wobbly. I hope now to start work on projects starting with the clock.

    Jerry

    #11812
    Drysavy
    Participant

    Looks great Jerry. Good work.

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