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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:43 am 
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While waiting for the VA to approve my business plan/startup (they are funding some of my capital purchases) I continue to work on getting my shop as ready as I can to "turn the key" officially.

To this end, I've finally made my handtool workbench... I've wanted a true joiners bench for some time now, and though you can purchase similar benches, (for 2-3 times the price it cost me to make this one) I wanted to make one that was specifically tailored to my height and the types of work I do.

Other than a couple more dog holes for holdfasts (which I'll drill when I find "the right place" for them), It's ready for its new home under the soon to be installed window.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:50 am 
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Here are a couple more "in progress" pics...

The leg joinery is half laps with the end pieces screwed and glued and the stretchers lag bolted in place

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The top is a premade Grizzly top (having a Griz store less than an hour away is a dangerous thing!)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:53 pm 
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wow - that is one solid bench! Nice job so far.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:20 pm 
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Hey Lawrence,

You beat me to it. I just finished a bench yesterday as well. I built Christopher Schwarz' Nicholson Knockdown Bench from Popular Woodworking magazine. I'll post some pics. later.

Congratulations on completing your new bench, and good luck with the VA.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:45 am 
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Congrats on getting your bench done. Almost finished my bench, but life (read grandkids) keeps getting in the way. I'll post some pics when it's done. Looks a lot like Lawrence's and used similar construction techniques.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:47 pm 
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Nice bench, it should be a great addition to the shop.


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