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I've been seriously woodworking for less than a year and have been using a hinged outfeed table as a workbench. It sucked! I finally found the time to build one the will suit my needs, it's small, at 46"x 26". The top is made from hickory, maple and oak most of which came from trees I cut down to make room for my shop. I used "Maloof" joints on the 3.5" hickory legs, everything is is mortise and tenon
It has a Yost end vise with scrap mahogany jaws, a quarter sawn oak leg vise with a cheap shop fox screw. I made a removable shelf under the top to store commonly used tools. It has powermatic wheels to be able to roll it around, it's a little hefty even though it's small! Time to gouge it up now!
Thanks for looking!

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Very nice looking. That storage shelf is a great idea.
 

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Very well done….but I would be afraid to use it for fear I would hurt it….that is truly a piece of art!
 

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Beautiful but way to fancy for my shop.
The surface of mine is covered with tempered masonite sealed with varathane so I don't have to worry about damage from tools or drips from glue and other liquids. When it gets looking too bad I just replace it. Of course when I'm doing something real messy I put a temporary layer of cardboard down.
 

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It looks so nice that I would rather keep it as kitchen island instead worbench in a shop where nobody can see it.
 

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How're you liking the leg vise? I am hoping eventually build myself a better bench - mine is mdf and 2×4's with pipe clamp vises. I would like to incorporate a leg vise made from a scaffold screw, maybe. Or buy a twin screw. Haven't quite decided.

Nice bench, BTW. Pretty cool stuff made from trees you cut and had milled on your property.
 

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Excellent workbench and it should serve you well for years to come
 

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It looks so nice that I would rather keep it as kitchen island instead worbench in a shop where nobody can see it.

- majuvla
Haha, I'll see it everyday! ;)
How re you liking the leg vise? I am hoping eventually build myself a better bench - mine is mdf and 2×4 s with pipe clamp vises. I would like to incorporate a leg vise made from a scaffold screw, maybe. Or buy a twin screw. Haven t quite decided.

Nice bench, BTW. Pretty cool stuff made from trees you cut and had milled on your property.

- Jeremymcon
I used a screw that I picked up for 28 bucks and a 18" long piece of 3/4 rigid with a pipe clamp on it to keep it parallel It works really well for how inexpensive it is
 

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nice and heavy duty built
 

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wow that is one very nice looking bench,especially love your joinery.that hickory is gorgeous looking.a bench like that is indispensable,just dont be afraid to use or abuse it-lol.nice work buddy.
 

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the usefulness is secondary to the fact that it's just a darn good lookin' table/bench
 

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Very well done….but I would be afraid to use it for fear I would hurt it….that is truly a piece of art!

- moke
And the mallet too. TOO DAMNED PRETTY to use!
 

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Love the aloof joints. I am building a bench at the moment too, but will not hold a candle to this. Well done, sir!
 

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I love the jointery and the look. The leg vice is very nice. How's it holding up?
 

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I love the jointery and the look. The leg vice is very nice. How s it holding up?

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Only used it a couple of times so far and still need to put a couple of pieces of leather on it. I did a post on how I built it
 

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Love the aloof joints. I am building a bench at the moment too, but will not hold a candle to this. Well done, sir!

- Beams37
correction-MALOOF JOINTS.sorry but I'm a huge fan of the great one and I gotta correct that!
 

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It's awesome! I belongs in a museum. You should celebrate on it with wine and cheese and what ever activity you can think of.
Keep up the great work!
 
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