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Project by Kuffy posted 04-13-2020 12:11 AM 981 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new workbench recently completed. Made from reclaimed Tasmanian Oak hardwoods, with Spotted Gum floorboards used for the shelf. I had always planned on using a HNT Gordon tail vice, but after seeing the HNT Gordon non-racking front vice at a local wood show, I knew I would have to splash the cash on that too.

The legs are splayed out slightly. It added quite a lot of extra work to the build, but after modelling the bench in Fusion 360, it simply looked better with the legs splayed. I also dyed the sliding deadman and tail vice cover plate “blue”, but it ended up being green/blue after applying a single coat of danish oil to everything.

Let me know what you think. Thanks.

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 04-13-2020 12:20 AM

That’s a really great looking bench. I want to build one soon.

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Kuffy

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#2 posted 04-13-2020 01:05 AM


That s a really great looking bench. I want to build one soon.

- BurlyBob

Thanks mate

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g

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#3 posted 04-13-2020 02:38 AM

Looks great and very useful.

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

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Kuffy

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#4 posted 04-13-2020 04:42 AM



Looks great and very useful.
- swirt

Thanks buddy

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#5 posted 04-13-2020 11:55 AM

very nice bench. Please consider posting this in the workbench smackdown thread in the forums

-- I can complicate anything

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#6 posted 04-13-2020 05:44 PM

Gorgeous bench Kuffy! I am curious what the process is for using the deadman though? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one used on a bench without a leg vise. Is it meant to work with the front vise, the holdfasts or something else entirely? Excellent build :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 04-13-2020 06:31 PM

Sweet vises :)

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#8 posted 04-13-2020 08:24 PM

That’s a dream bench. Hardwood, top of the line vices, great design and a splash of color to boot.

I’m currently building my bench. Dream hardware but using free softwood (neighbor took down his patio and I tool all the wood).

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Kuffy

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#9 posted 04-13-2020 08:27 PM



very nice bench. Please consider posting this in the workbench smackdown thread in the forums

- Freakazoid

Thanks, will do

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g

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Kuffy

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#10 posted 04-13-2020 08:28 PM



Gorgeous bench Kuffy! I am curious what the process is for using the deadman though? I don t think I ve ever seen one used on a bench without a leg vise. Is it meant to work with the front vise, the holdfasts or something else entirely? Excellent build :-)

- HokieKen

Thanks, the front vice can be considered the same as a leg vice with regards to the deadman

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g

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#11 posted 04-13-2020 09:12 PM

Good looking bench! Should last a lifetime.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#12 posted 04-13-2020 10:52 PM


Gorgeous bench Kuffy! I am curious what the process is for using the deadman though? I don t think I ve ever seen one used on a bench without a leg vise. Is it meant to work with the front vise, the holdfasts or something else entirely? Excellent build :-)

- HokieKen

Thanks, the front vice can be considered the same as a leg vice with regards to the deadman

- Kuffy


First and foremost – this is one beautiful looking bench. Kuddos for going the extra mile on the splayed legs too

My mind kinda went where ken did on the deadman/vice – you’d exclusively have to use to the right of the vice screw, no? The screw is so much higher on the HNT vs a leg vice
And with the side apron with separate dog holes i’d guess working the edge of a wide panel may be the only time you’d use the deadman and vice – vice holding the end and deadman supporting from the bottom?

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Kuffy

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#13 posted 04-14-2020 12:04 AM


Gorgeous bench Kuffy! I am curious what the process is for using the deadman though? I don t think I ve ever seen one used on a bench without a leg vise. Is it meant to work with the front vise, the holdfasts or something else entirely? Excellent build :-)

- HokieKen

Thanks, the front vice can be considered the same as a leg vice with regards to the deadman

- Kuffy

First and foremost – this is one beautiful looking bench. Kuddos for going the extra mile on the splayed legs too

My mind kinda went where ken did on the deadman/vice – you d exclusively have to use to the right of the vice screw, no? The screw is so much higher on the HNT vs a leg vice
And with the side apron with separate dog holes i d guess working the edge of a wide panel may be the only time you d use the deadman and vice – vice holding the end and deadman supporting from the bottom?

- avsmusic1

Yes. You summed it up perfectly. The Deadman will be rarely used because of the apron dog holes. When I do use the Deadman, it will be using only the right hand side of the vice

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g

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Kuffy

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#14 posted 04-14-2020 12:05 AM



That s a dream bench. Hardwood, top of the line vices, great design and a splash of color to boot.

I m currently building my bench. Dream hardware but using free softwood (neighbor took down his patio and I tool all the wood).

- Hazem

Free wood is the best wood

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g

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PPK

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#15 posted 04-14-2020 04:14 PM

Very nice! I was eyeing those vices. You did a great job on the bench.

-- Pete

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