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Author Topic: Walnut service bench, all done but the finishing.  (Read 2735 times)

Offline trek97

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Walnut service bench, all done but the finishing.
« on: Jun 16, 2018, 18:52:11 »
This past winter working on Rachels 400 and Piglet taught me, MY KNEES AND BACK AREN'T GETTING ANY YOUNGER.
The wife said, "I needed a motorcycle bench."
Yada Yada,  She's right, I know.  But, I haven't got room for a BULKY and HEAVY motorcycle bench.

A couple weekends ago RicerwannaB and I spent an afternoon visiting the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley NC.







Trying to soak it all in, walking past all the displays.
I wouldn't even have noticed... 
Thankfully RicerwannaB pointed out the neatest little antique service bench.  It looks to be Maple.  A very strong and light, stable hardwood.
I said, "I can re-create that!  I got a buddy with Black Walnut.  Also a very light, stable and strong hardwood."



So once home I contacted my buddy Tim. 
Told him I was looking at a Walnut bench project.  I dont care about knots and stuff. 
As its gonna be a work bench, Im not wanting the most desirable lumber. 
Dude, totally hooked me up.  He seemed excited about my project and happy to help.   8)

Tims got 2000 feet of Rough cut Walnut and Oak "seasoning" in his shed.
Since he's gotten into metal work these past couple years.  He's doing less wood projects.
Although he is currently prepping the "Good stuff" to sell at a local consignment shop.



We fired up his old planer and knocked the 1-1/8" boards down to 15/16". Looking at a finished sanded thickness of 7/8"
 










« Last Edit: Jul 15, 2018, 15:44:35 by trek97 »

Offline trek97

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #1 on: Jun 16, 2018, 18:56:01 »
I got everything home now. 

And its all just roughed dimensions.  I will have to cut it all down to working sizes.

Im planing to Dado all joints and Tongue and groove the bench/ramp top.

It will be in 2 parts.  The base will separate from the bench/ramp top. 
That way I can just stand the two parts up in the corner of garage when Im not using it.


« Last Edit: Jun 16, 2018, 18:57:43 by trek97 »

Offline farmer92

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #2 on: Jun 16, 2018, 19:31:39 »
that looks pretty neat!
Probably going to be real sweet looking with that walnut

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #3 on: Jun 16, 2018, 19:33:54 »
Sweet
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline trek97

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #4 on: Jun 16, 2018, 19:46:41 »
Thanks guys.

It will take some time to get finished as I am planning to do some hand carving on it.   

Good practice piece.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #5 on: Jun 16, 2018, 20:29:18 »
Awesome man, i cant wait to see it. This is going to be awesome
 
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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #6 on: Jun 16, 2018, 20:53:37 »
Awesome man, i cant wait to see it. This is going to be awesome

Thank you bud for pointing out the original bench to me.
Its funny cause I dont think we even discussed benches at all that weekend.
You just randomly pointed it out as we walked past.
I was too busy looking at the bikes.   ;)
« Last Edit: Jun 16, 2018, 20:55:31 by trek97 »

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #7 on: Jun 16, 2018, 22:12:40 »
Very cool man! Exited to see how this turns out.

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Re: Walnut service bench
« Reply #9 on: Jun 17, 2018, 00:00:10 »


Me too.  Excited to steal your stolen idea.

Fixed it ;)

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1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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