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Project by Blackie_ posted 06-20-2015 12:26 PM 3209 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new workbench with Lie Nielsen vise.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 12:44 PM

I’m drooling! I think my blood pressure went up a few notches when I saw your new workbench. I would love to just have the space to put a nice workbench like yours. Well done, I know your going to be whistling while you work with all you have done to make your workshop fit your needs. Everything is Looking Good!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 02:12 PM

That looks good and useful but will evolve as you go .
My bench has changed a lot over time with different dog holes and hold fasts to several different vise which is a passion of mine and even a stool to take a rest .
One thing I would recommend is a anti wracking device for your end vise .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 02:32 PM

Randy…your workbench came out really nice and should get a lot of great use. You gotta make a few boxes to give it a good initiation…

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 03:16 PM


Nice job! Your shop will soon be ready, but you might not want to get it dirty. LOL!

You have inspired me to make my space more efficient, and organized.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 03:30 PM

Randy, you have a wonderful shop and this will make a great addition to it. It will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 04:16 PM

Arr,Arr,Arr….....a mans bench! Nice job, Randy.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-20-2015 05:26 PM

Boy, you’ve been busy. I like the bench.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 06:28 PM

Wow! Great bench, lovely workmanship. Designed so well answers to any questions are obvious.


And I might also recommend linking your project to the Work Bench Smack Down thread where you will be asked to provide a “Bondo Pose” to signify bench completion. :-)

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#9 posted 06-20-2015 09:35 PM

Great bench!

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 06-20-2015 09:42 PM

plenty of bench space randy, your getting plenty of work are with your new addition….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 06-20-2015 11:00 PM

Thanks everyone,

Tony take your meds, we have to take care of ourselves :)

Klaus, I’ll have to look into an anti wracking device, I’ve never heard of that.

Greg I can finely start making boxes now, but it’s going to take me some fast box making to catch up with you. :)

Tom, Get busy :)

Charles, the Extra footage is already giving me a good workout with foot travel, loving the extra space.

Jim, I just built my first project on it, a sand paper storage cabinet.

Roger yes very busy but I’m having fun and that’s what counts, I wake up in the morning and can’t wait to get out there.

Buckethead, I went and looked into the workbench smackdown thread and I just don’t feel my bench is worthy of being among all of those magnificent benches, wow what beautiful workbenches in there.

Greg Simon, the hardest part I believe was mounting that front vise.

David yes, but tomorrow I’m going to be taking a break, time for a road trip and my feet will be appreciative :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#12 posted 06-20-2015 11:09 PM


Started to do some thinking about some dead space under benches that double as cat entrance with protection flaps for winter.

got to figure out what to do with and where to put all the extra wood. Working on it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 06-21-2015 12:00 AM

Way to go! I bet you will get a lot of good years out of this new bench.

-- Brian from Westfield, IN

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#14 posted 06-21-2015 12:54 AM

Nothing better than a good bench. Thanks for sharing.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#15 posted 06-22-2015 12:32 PM

Very nice Randy. The hardwood top skin will be easily replaceable when you have to

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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