Thread: WIP - Groggy's Workbench
3rd Mar 2012, 07:33 PM #1186
Staggeringly Awesome Groggy! I feel like a real slacker now.Cheers, Bill
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12th Mar 2012, 09:28 PM #1187
wow Groggy, i've just spent the last 4 nights slowly reading through the posts in this thread and are inspired to make my own bench. I'm just trying to get my head around the logisitics and the weight of the top!
13th Mar 2012, 08:32 AM #1188
Good luck with your bench, a WIP is a good way to help you think things through.
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13th Mar 2012, 07:43 PM #1190
15th Mar 2012, 10:25 AM #1191The Russel Coyte of Woodworking
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I think Greg and others would agree that even the most complex bench is still pretty simple once you know how!
I have read every workbench book at least a thousand times and now that I am well into bench build I have come to the realisation that these things are very primitive tools and the more you keep it simple the better off you are.
Not sure about you but as a novice I have been intimidated by building a monster bench and to some degree I still am as the size of the timbers laying in my garage is sore on the eyes!
As IanW has said to me many times.....stop fretting...its a workbench!! If you listen to Chris Swharz over and over he says.....don't over think things its a workbench.
Launch in and get building!
16th Mar 2012, 08:23 PM #1192
Thanks for the words of wisdom guys!
In the meantime I've got an old kauri bench which I'm going to resurface in the meantime. Got a few projects around the house which will keep me busy in the immediate future.
2nd Dec 2012, 12:58 AM #1193
Thank you for tabling ( oops ) the journey and congratulations on such a superb job. I was just checking out a few details and pondering about my own bench which is still locked in the fleshy tablets of the mind and I refererred to the very first post.
Now I have not read every post in this thread , but I will , so I don't know if you have already mentioned that you have edited the very first post to include a menu. If you have please accept my apologies for the duplication, but if you have not forum members may be interested to know that you have incorporated a very detailed index of every aspect of this epic build.
My hat off to you .
"Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!"
2nd Dec 2012, 09:04 AM #1194
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