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Project by David65 posted 06-04-2009 04:06 PM 2463 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first but not my last work bench I got the plan from New Yankee the only thing is I used a different style of tail vice screw to keep it flush on the end of the bench. Other than that I fallowed the print and used oak for the trim and face on the drawers I built for it.

-- David '65

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 04:15 PM

David, this is an interesting bench. Seeing one with a router incorporated into into it is an interesting idea. For those of us who have smaller shops this looks like it would be a space saving idea. Adding storage underneath the bench is a definite plus as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 04:16 PM

Very nice. I’m in the process of building my own bench now and will use a similar wagon vise – which vise hardware did you use for yours? what did you use for runners?

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 04:35 PM

Great looking bench. Love the router table top!

-- Larry , Colorado

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#4 posted 06-04-2009 04:36 PM

Thank you the router idea came to play because the move to the new house but me in a bind because I had to leave my old bench behind. So it was either to make a new one to take up more room or implement it into something else so I took this opportunity to put it here. On the face of the bench you see three drawers faces the top right is a false face so I can access the router easily as needed it is held together with magnets. As for the tail screw I used a German Bench screw and cut it down to size to fit the opening. I purchased it at Woodcraft for about $75. As for the runners they were implemented into the sides of the opening out of Oak. The only thing is I had to drill thru the tail stock for the screw which shortened the bench dogs used on it. Other then that I love it and it has work out great with all adjustments. Thank you and have fun with yours.

-- David '65

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 05:10 PM

Great bench super build looks super.

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#6 posted 06-04-2009 06:47 PM

Beautiful bench, something different, love it!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#7 posted 06-04-2009 09:09 PM

the router plate in the center of the bench is def. cool. Do you have fence system as well for the router?

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#8 posted 06-04-2009 09:45 PM

I use an old fence from an old table or a 2×4 backer I’m in the middle of another design for a better fence for the table without cutting into the top anymore then I already have.

-- David '65

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#9 posted 06-04-2009 10:37 PM

Tailored to fit a mans needs…solid looking bench with a cool twist…the router and the bench two very versatile tools you may have started something new but ingenious. Enjoy and thanks for sharing…Blkcherry

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#10 posted 06-05-2009 02:20 PM

Well done on all accounts…...nice job.

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#11 posted 07-08-2009 04:24 AM

you did a nice job, i dont think i’ve seen anyone use space better and you have some nice tools

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