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Project by dcountry posted 06-23-2020 09:40 PM 1117 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bench in 2016. The top is made out of hard maple food prep tables from WWII. The base is made out of Douglas Fur. Joinery is draw bored M&T throughout. The top is 5.75inchs thick, I think I could park a mack truck on this thing. Later I added benchcrafted leg vise hardware with updated chop and then the drawers underneath. Many nights were spent with my oldest at the bench creating things out of wood. It’s the center of my shop and has given birth to some great projects.

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#1 posted 06-23-2020 10:14 PM

That’s outstanding. I want to build one so darn much.

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#2 posted 06-23-2020 11:26 PM

That’s fantastic. My kids are still a little young but getting close- I hope I get to spend as much time at my bench with them as you did with yours.

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#3 posted 06-23-2020 11:53 PM

Substantial, beautiful, heirloom.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 06-24-2020 01:28 AM

Really nice bench! Mine is about half-way along, and I have wondered about the double horizontals l used on the ends of the frame. Glad to see someone else thinks like I do.

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#5 posted 06-24-2020 10:48 AM

WOW. Nice bench!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 06-24-2020 04:48 PM

Wow, so beautiful and such a cool story to have for the maple. Amazing bench

-- -- Tyson

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#7 posted 06-24-2020 05:49 PM

beautiful bench!

-- Steven, California,

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#8 posted 06-25-2020 02:42 AM

An impressive bench. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 06-27-2020 01:25 AM

that is so nice you did a great job i would step back and look at that after every time using it

-- kevin indiana

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#10 posted 06-28-2020 01:05 AM

Tremendous bench with a lot of history!

-- AJ

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