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    Default Project for the long Winter evenings.

    I don't know about you, but this isn't my favorite time of year. Five o'clock and it feels like it's been dark for hours. The evenings are just too loooong.

    This is a little something to make use of the time when it's too dark and cold to do anything else. There's a quantity of nice-looking soft maple in the shop, so I'm going to divert a few pieces for my own foolish ends.




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    Ooooh whatcha makin "Legend" ?
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    You'll see.

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    It's one of those arty clamp-leg tables. Strange way to go about it, though.

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    Man! I really look forward to having some tools and some space to tinker!!!! Until then, thanks for letting me live vicariously through you.

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    You going to build a guitar for us this year, Bruce?

    Isn't this the season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMike View Post
    Man! I really look forward to having some tools and some space to tinker!!!! Until then, thanks for letting me live vicariously through you.

    I don't tinker.

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    Is that a holtz-her wide belt sander back there?

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    Neither do I

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMike View Post
    Is that a holtz-her wide belt sander back there?

    Yes it is, paid for, too.

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    That's saying somthing!!

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    A bowling alley! Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    You going to build a guitar for us this year, Bruce?

    Isn't this the season?
    Yeah. In early fall, I had a month-long respiratory ailment that kept me away from wood dust. Then I made some commitments that gobbled up my shop time.

    I do have a uke on the bench, and a couple of guitars I desperately want to build (a size 5 terz guitar, and a jazz-adapted classical with a cutaway). I'm thinking late January....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    I don't tinker.
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    It's soft maple, 'glue-and-clamp-using' device. Saves room when the glue dries. Very clever.
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    .........I would imagine the pre-cut dog holes will occur in the next round of glue-up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44xt View Post
    .........I would imagine the pre-cut dog holes will occur in the next round of glue-up!
    THIS is what I like about this place. The piercing insight, the almost prescient ability of the chosen few to see, not only whats been done, but what's about to happen before even I know it.

    I think that tradition calls for a baseball cap to be sent. Congratulations .44.

    Yes, dogholes. And not routed-in dogholes like some might do who have more time left than is really good for them. Quick'n'easy dogholes made from wooden blocks to save a few of those dwindling precious minutes. Minutes that just might allow me to strike gutter cleaning or muffler replacement from the long list of yet-unsampled pleasures. Yes, the Bucket List is a long one and time, I feel, grows short.

    But, I digress...



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    humm... aren't those dogholes sitting atop dogholes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael s/v Sannyasin View Post
    humm... aren't those dogholes sitting atop dogholes?

    There's that piercing insight again. It's almost frightening. You'll be wanting a baseball cap as well, Mike?

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    Hey Jim, have you ever seen a bench that had dogs in all the holes? You just tap them down when you aren't using them, if you need one just tap it up into place.

    Like this:








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    "People aren't wearing enough hats..." - The Meaning of Life Count me in!
    "I want a boat that drinks 6, eats 4, and sleeps 2." -Ernest K. Gann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    I am going to guess that the bench vise in the background will eventually come into play as well.

    Brian

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    You've attracted the best guessers Mr.Ledger and at the rate they're nailing things, you'll soon be out of hats

    Oh and before I forget, is this new bench my Christmas present?


    Cheers!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Palmer View Post
    I am going to guess that the bench vise in the background will eventually come into play as well.

    Brian

    Yes, Brian, that lazy good-for-nothing vise and his brother. They've been laying around too long and I'm tired of moving them from here to there. Their free ride is OVER.


    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post
    You've attracted the best guessers Mr.Ledger and at the rate they're nailing things, you'll soon be out of hats

    Oh and before I forget, is this new bench my Christmas present?


    Cheers!!


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    I can see already, Peter, that I'm going to have to increase the quality of my hooks. Fortunately, I have you as my teacher, so there should be no problem. Could you PM me the name of your hat purveyor?

    You'll have to get in line if you want this bench for Christmas. It's for Tracey. Now, I know what you're going to say, but what woman could resist a kitchen sporting an eight hundred pound bench with two vices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael s/v Sannyasin View Post
    "People aren't wearing enough hats..." - The Meaning of Life Count me in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Hey Jim, have you ever seen a bench that had dogs in all the holes? You just tap them down when you aren't using them, if you need one just tap it up into place.

    Steven


    Good idea, Steven. Nice old bench, too. Let me ask you this, how high is it, and does the height suit you? That other bench in the photo is too low and it's been pissing me off for years. I'll have to make a set of longer legs. This ones going to be 36", like the rest of the counters in the kitchen.

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    Wow, a bench like that for the kitchen? Tracey must cook some pretty serious meals.
    "I want a boat that drinks 6, eats 4, and sleeps 2." -Ernest K. Gann

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    Or perhaps Mr.Ledger pounds some serious meat!


    Cheers!


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    It's one or the other, eh?

    Which reminds me. There's been a deer in the yard nibbling the shrubbery for a while now. The English Ivy's no problem, but it was starting to get a taste for Rhododendron.

    I say was, because Tracey called me from work to tell me that it was lying dead in the street in front of the house, hit by a car. Shouldn't be a problem, I said, call the highway department and they'll remove it. Later, she came home and the deer was gone. The thing is, the highway truck showed up an hour later.

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    Jim, what kinda glue are using for the benchtop?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    The thing is, the highway truck showed up an hour later.
    That is funny. Another mystery to ponder while you stir your big pot of venison stew.

    When 44 mentioned dogholes, I jumped to the conclusion that this project started with a vise you picked up at the yard sale where you got the woodstove. I'm obviously not hat-worthy, so I'll just sit on my pile of rosewood and sulk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    Good idea, Steven. Nice old bench, too. Let me ask you this, how high is it, and does the height suit you? That other bench in the photo is too low and it's been pissing me off for years. I'll have to make a set of longer legs. This ones going to be 36", like the rest of the counters in the kitchen.
    Sorry, Jim, that one isn't mine, it belongs to another forumite. I took those pics when I was looking at his boat.

    Hughman has a really neat take down workbench that he found at a yardsale that has a very cool dual height system. I might have pics on the other computer.


    Steven

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    Is that a fresh air return I see in the background of picture #1?

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    I don't think it's a work bench at all. Looks like the start of some very large dentil molding.
    Goat Island Skiff and Simmons Sea Skiff construction photos here:

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    and here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37973275@N03/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrleft8 View Post

    Is that a fresh air return I see in the background of picture #1?
    Shad-up Douglas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Sorry, Jim, that one isn't mine, it belongs to another forumite. I took those pics when I was looking at his boat.

    Hughman has a really neat take down workbench that he found at a yardsale that has a very cool dual height system. I might have pics on the other computer.
    Steven
    Which is 'taken down', at the moment. The dual height feature is accomplished by simply using stout hinges to attach a wide stringer between the fore n aft legs of the bench.
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    I still haven't found those pics.

    Here is the one I found in my brother's basement rotting into the dirt floor:



    When I patched it up I made it 34 1/2" tall. (88 cm) No idea how tall it was originally.


    Steven

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