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Project by DustyS06 posted 03-03-2019 08:54 PM 10810 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since my workshop isn’t large enough to handle a full sized workbench, a mini-work bench seemed like the answer to my problem. After looking at a number of different ones on YouTube, I really liked an extendable one built by Pask Makes. Here’s my adaptation of his, built from walnut, cherry and maple. equipped with a Moxon Vice. The top is laminated birch plywood measuring 13” W x 26” L x 2” D, extendable to 35” L with 12 bench dog holes to handle various tasks.
Although the moxon vice may be a little on the small side, measuring six inches between the screws, it works great on a mini-workbench. To minimize scuffing I applied leather to both faces of the vise.
For a finish I applied three coats of Danish Oil, the last of which I rubbed in, followed by a coat of glossy polyurethane.

-- Dusty





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#1 posted 03-04-2019 01:38 AM

Very nice small bench. I am working on one too. I like you vice design.

-- AJ

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#2 posted 03-04-2019 04:06 AM

Now thats cool. Great job.

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#3 posted 03-04-2019 05:42 AM

Nice small bench Dusty. Whole lot of firepower right there.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 03-04-2019 02:24 PM

Very nice.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 03-04-2019 06:07 PM

Excellent! Can you flip that baby over and show us a pic of the bottom, or did you do it the same as Pask Makes?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#6 posted 03-04-2019 06:52 PM

Cool! Realy looks good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 03-04-2019 09:22 PM

great idea. Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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#8 posted 03-05-2019 01:11 AM

Very cool. And nice workmanship!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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