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Project by mccreamark posted 09-23-2008 08:32 PM 3373 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi this is my work bench ,I got the plans from Scott Landis’ Workbench Book and modified it to suit me needs.
I bought the lumbar 2” beech and this was my first ever project with my Felder combo I used every feature on the combo except the shaper but I used the high speed router spindle in the shaper to make the finger joints.
I finished it in Danish oil so I can touch it up,It has taken a beating since then but I resurfaced last month and it looks great again.The cross bars are ash as I ran out of beech some day I may change them to beech but I quite like the ash grain.
I has a 3” top with 4” edges and a old style vice and tail vice it cost €400 for the lumber and €100 for the vise screws from Axminster in the UK .
A Sjoberg bench with 2” top is 900 in Dublin and I wanted to make myself as a kind of graduation test for a woodworker.
I bolted the endcaps on with counter sunk carriage bolts the top is bolted to the base .The base is 4×4 legs and cross bar feet with holes to be screwed to the floor.
It,s 3 years old now and should out last me.
I still love it and feel pride when using it.





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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 09-23-2008 08:52 PM

Congrats on your bench!

I also have a Felder and really love it. Your combo machine is a good one for your particular space. These are great tools and are very accurate.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Icemizer

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#2 posted 09-23-2008 08:53 PM

That is sure some huge vise and a great looking bench!

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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woodyone

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#3 posted 09-23-2008 09:13 PM

Nice bench and i agree that sure is one big vice. Well done.

Woody.

-- Woody, UK

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dsb1829

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#4 posted 09-23-2008 10:38 PM

Now that is a good use for roller blades!

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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mccreamark

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#5 posted 09-23-2008 10:51 PM

Thanks ,
good spot on the roller blades even Hoffenbach don,t have purpleheart and roller blades handles.If they do it,s probably an extra.
Mark

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Douglas Krueger

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#6 posted 09-24-2008 02:19 AM

With all the care and attention, it is obviously a well loved piece. Looks very user friendly.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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SteveKorz

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#7 posted 09-24-2008 07:06 AM

Sweet… very nice look’n bench! Well done.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Cov

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#8 posted 09-25-2008 12:48 AM

Nice bench! I need to build one – someday!

-- Cov, Loomis, CA, http://www.covingtonwoodworks.com

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James Lango

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#9 posted 09-25-2008 04:24 PM

THats a hell of a work Bench! Can you tell me where you bought the screw vice, and how much $$ Thank you

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Chris

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#10 posted 09-26-2008 03:43 PM

That’s a fine looking bench you have there!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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mccreamark

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#11 posted 09-27-2008 08:25 PM

Here is the page from Axminster for the vice screws.

”:http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-Vice-Screws-208038.htm”

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