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  1. #1
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    Bench in progress

    Hi,
    I was told about this site recently by another member who said this is a very friendly place, so I thought I would join.
    Here are some photo's of my bench in progress.
    The bench is 4 1/8" walnut with African Mahogany betwixt the walnut. Saturday the face piece was glued and enclosed the dog holes. Tomorrow the final back piece of the top will be glued up along with putting on the end cap.

    showing the making of the dog holes and the guide for the tail vise. The slab before the face and back. Lastly the DT end cap waiting to be attatched.
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    sorry, neophyte when it comes to posting
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    Wow, Michael, that's gonna be a heck of a bench. Looking good so far, and we'll be expecting progress pics from now until you get it finished.

    Thanks for posting, and welcome aboard.
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    Greetings Mike! Looks like it's going to be one beefy bench. Wish I had walnut to burn like that. It's sure going to be pretty when it's done. Is it your own design or from a plan? Barry

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    Flooded Shop

    Hello,
    I had hoped to post the completed pics of the bench top and the base progress but Mother Nature had other plans.

    Here in southern Indiana we have been hit with killer tornadoes and LOTS of rain and crazy high winds on top of ice and snow...
    I was able to get to the shop last Saturday, and oh boy. The roof had been torn up so that it leaked. Man did it leak.
    So The majority of the machines were wet and already rusting. It is a damp shop normally but now it is standing water.
    It is funny how things can be going along at a pretty good clip and suddenly...Wham!
    So now a new roof is going to have to happen. We nearly had a fire from the tablesaw cord being in the water... All my wood is fluxuating. My night stand table I was working on is all but destroyed. Some tools may be hoplessly ruined. I had a new MM16 coming and thats a wash for now.
    The ONLY bright spot is that being basically split between two shops, all my hand tools and a select few other tools are at my house and did not incur damage. Thank the Lord for that!
    Thanks for listening to my vent and I hope within the next couple months to get everything back on track.
    Last edited by Michael Hammers; 02-13-2008 at 05:41 PM.
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    Good to know that you guys are safe. Everything else is replaceable.

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    Michael, first welcome to the Family. Second, very sorry for all your troubles and loss. I hope most can be recovered or replaced.
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    Michael sorry for your loss. You are calm about it all which is good, not sure if the same would hold true for me Hope all turns out well for you.

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    Major bummer. We've had some rain around here and a little water trickled in onto the floor of my shop. Not even close to what you experienced. Makes me feel a little contrite about how annoyed I was. I feel your pain, and hope you can work through it and get back to normal without too much trouble. Good luck with that Michael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Good to know that you guys are safe. Everything else is replaceable.
    No Truer words were said. Welcome to the family Mike
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