Rigid workbench with Twin Screw End vice and Front vice

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Project by Mythic posted 12-15-2017 10:01 PM 2924 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to building a nice, solid, non-wiggly workbench after 35 years of hobby woodworking.

It’s based on the Essential Workbench presented in Fine Woodworking, 2009 issue I think. It’s constructed of poplar, I would have preferred maple but no budget at this point in time.

Can’t wait to get started using it for my next project, a dining room table.

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 10:22 PM

Very nice stout looking bench. I’d be very curious to see it after you left out in the sun for a while. I’ve seen and heard of suntanned poplar. I tried it once, the results were not spectacular. Your bench has a lot of color variation . It might suntan into something quite unique.

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 11:08 PM

Love it! Really nice.

-- tel

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#3 posted 12-16-2017 02:23 PM

Nice bench, I am 70 and still don’t have a decent bench, pine top on a discarded metal frame bottom, Table seems to collect this and that and hard to find a place to work. Popular or not I envy you

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-16-2017 03:32 PM

A outstanding build and I’m sure a great asset to your woodworking. Enjoy!

Like Brian
@ 70 I have never had a true woodworking bench,just work tables.


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#5 posted 12-16-2017 04:02 PM

Ha ha, thanks gents. Workbenches becoming dump-it-here benches is a pretty common problem we all have I think.
For this one I’m adopting a policy of clearing the bench of everything when I leave the shop for the day. We’ll see how long that lasts

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 12-16-2017 07:20 PM

Your bench look super nice!

Hey Brian & Jim, I’m 71 and just got around to building one myself. Don’t ask why I waited so long! LOL! Get to work!

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

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W.F. Judt

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#7 posted 12-17-2017 03:11 AM

This is a good looking bench. I’m sure you will enjoy the Veritas twin screw vise!

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#8 posted 12-18-2017 12:00 AM

Beautiful job, if I had the room I’d build one.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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