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Travel bench

04-30-2021 03:25 PM by Boatman53 | 5 comments »

This project has been a long time coming. It essentially started 80 years ago when Morgan Van Matre published an article in American Rifleman magazine titled ‘Another “Smallest”’ about a small traveling workbench for gunsmithing. It first described a small bench that he found very useful and I thought so to, so I made one of those first. It wasn’t a construction article at all but he did give dimensions, so with that in mind in the fall of 1987 the first year of my business I built this. I’ve used it ever since. Two years ago I was helping install a deck on a 100’ boat so I put it to work and it saved a lot of on and off the boat fitting of pieces. It drew many comments and ...

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