Monthly Archives: September 2009

It’s a breakfast bar. No, it’s a work bench. No! It’s both!

As featured at the Pottery Shed! For only $1499.99. Perfect for a romantic breakfast after a late night working wood.

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Flame Spruce

Yes Virginia, that was once one piece of wood, Blue Spruce I think (just guessing). On the right, I’ve saturated it with BLO and then lightly varnished it.  

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OSHA approved

I don’t like square ends on table tops, because I run into them and it hurts! Since this bench will be sitting in the middle of my really small work area, I’m going to be bumping into it a lot, … Continue reading

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Flat as a pancake

Ahhh, this is what I like to see, a flat bench. I’m using two levels as winding sticks; yellow in front and orange at back. I had hoped to use a drum sander to flatten, and smooth, the top and … Continue reading

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A low waste, high labor dog strip

I didn’t have a nice thick piece of hard wood to carve into a dog strip and I wouldn’t want to turn big chunks of it into sawdust anyway, so I came up with another way to make the dog strip. Basically, I cut … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Leg Vise

Here is the leg vise I built for my bench. These aren’t “off the self” items like bench vises so I figured I’d document mine. I made mine for $7 as I had most of the materials in my junk piles. I … Continue reading

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