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First Workbench build. The bench top is made of Hard Maple with a single stripe of European Beach in the center of each slab. The legs are 5 1/4in. square made of Poplar and European Beach for the front face. The end caps and Deadman are Sapele, the shoe of the Deadman is Ash. The stretchers are Hard maple and European Beach. The bottom shelf is Southern Yellow Pine. All Mortise and Tenon construction doweled with 1/2in. Oak dowel. The top slabs have shallow mortises with matching stub tenons on the legs and lag bolted to the base through the upper stretchers. The Face Vise is a 10in. Yost Quick Release with 14in. jaw opening, 11 3/4in. after the addition of the front and rear chops, throat depth of 6in. The End Vise is a 7in. Yost Quick Release with 8in. jaw opening, 6in. after the addition of the front and rear chops, throat depth of 4in. Overall dimensions, length: 73in. width: 25 3/4in. Top thickness is 4in.

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#1 posted 01-08-2019 03:34 PM

great looking bench.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 01-08-2019 04:02 PM

beautiful bench,well done,now go and scratch it up making more stuff-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 01-08-2019 04:32 PM

Good looking Bench! We always like some info?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 01-08-2019 04:33 PM


-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 01-08-2019 04:49 PM

very nice——could see a lotta planning and work put into it AND gonna be a lotta work done on it.

-- Youngsville, LA

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#6 posted 01-08-2019 07:19 PM

I can take delivery anytime after 5:00 p.m.

Wonderfully done, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 01-08-2019 09:19 PM

maple and walnut?

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#8 posted 01-08-2019 10:27 PM

That’s a handsome bench ! Well done

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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#9 posted 01-08-2019 11:02 PM

By the way its built I can’t see why it wouldn’t be your first and ” last.”

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#10 posted 01-08-2019 11:24 PM

That is a beautiful piece of work… how about more photos :)

-- Todd

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#11 posted 01-09-2019 01:38 AM

Nice bench Vince. What woods did you use?

-- AJ

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#12 posted 01-09-2019 01:56 AM

Simply gorgeous! Any more pictures?

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#13 posted 01-09-2019 05:44 AM


-- Sluggo,Illinois

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#14 posted 01-09-2019 11:15 AM

You should be proud of that! Well done.

-- Petey

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#15 posted 01-09-2019 01:06 PM

That’s just beautiful. I’m envious!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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