The Woodshop Shed

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Got to repair a benchtop today

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So on alternate Sundays, I volunteer at the Kansas City Woodworkers' Guild shop. We are there to help with large glue-ups, make sure people don't do something (too) stupid, maintain equipment, etc.

Normally I spend an hour or two doing basic maintenance on the hand tool collection. Cleaning, sharpening, whatever. But I also look after the benches and worktops. I've done several patch jobs in the past. Things happen, chisels, saws, miss-drilled holes...

Today I found what looked like a hole from a router bit, the sort of ragged hole you might expect when setting down a still running router. Whoops!

So quick check with the powers that govern shop use to see if my preferred patch would be OK. Then off to find a bit of walnut, a quick visit to the Noun Project for the appropriate art work and et' viola, it is complete.


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The patching was done with my Shaper Origin. Haven't gotten to use it in a while for a complete "project". Mostly been using it to prototype some patterns for a slowly progressing project. This was fun. I may come back and do some additional details, eyes & mouth, with some maple later.

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beginnings of work benches

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The wood is Ash, the thickness is 1 1/16, and the width is 19". And I like building workbenches. The log was just over 17 foot. I gave the other half to the sawyer for his work.We loaded it on his trailer and took it to his mill about 3 miles away.


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The next two are the proceeds from a different dead Ash tree which is now at the sawyer's, yet to be cut up
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And the last two are of me and my wifenot wasting any part of the tree. She is 76 and I am 77 and we split 100 % of what you see. People liketo post pictures of their projects, and this is just a different slant on the long fall project. I will admit I like working wood but the last part did get a little old.


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Thanks for looking,

Tom

PS: I do not know how the repeat picture got in there but.

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