American Workbench

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Project by johnnyz53 posted 11-16-2008 12:01 PM 4146 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been building Custom workbenches over the past three years. I wanted to create an American Made product that would last for years to come and be useful for personal or family projects. The benches are versatile and can be used as a basic garage bench, but can also be modified as an intermediate wood workers bench for those that do not wish to spend thousands to see if they like building intricate projects.

I began in my garage and have progressed to a commercial space. My goal is to have my benches in one of ten homes in the next ten years.
Thanks for viewing, your comments are welcome.

John Zirpola

-- John, Charleston, SC,

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#1 posted 11-16-2008 12:21 PM

Very cool benches, you kind of wrapped up most of the designs in those three different types. Nice job. I like the first ones.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 11-16-2008 12:24 PM

Great project$ indeed…!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-16-2008 03:56 PM

Nice benches.

That’s a pretty lofty goal you’ve set for yourself. Dream big, they say!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-16-2008 04:52 PM

I like your benches and the personilising is a great touch. good luck in reaching your goals. a word of cauction if you want to reach high goals you must also keep your standards high as well. again good luck.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 11-16-2008 08:58 PM

Nice looking benches, I have a design question on the woodworking one though.
Why do the dog holes in the table not line up with the dog holes in the vice?

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#6 posted 11-16-2008 09:29 PM

Nice benches and good luck with your dream.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#7 posted 11-17-2008 12:18 AM

Very nice work. Great touch with the carving.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 06:26 AM

Great looking benches! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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