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Derek Cohen

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 07:05 AM

Found it in the local classifieds.

—Rockler vices
—select Douglas Fir
—homemade and weighs a ton! (Well, it s heavy…)

- Axle505

I think that is a good buy for the money – should last a whole lot longer than a bench laminated from MDF and hardboard :)

There is nothing wrong with softwood for a bench. It is kinder to work pieces.

For hand planing you may need to add some mass. If so, that could take the form of a set of drawers (with tools) that you build in at some stage.

Regards from Perth


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