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Top and legs are from re-cycled 6 3/4"x 27" glue lam beams. The boarder is ash. The recessed tool trays are 2-3/4" deep. The tail vise was a side dog hole built in and need to turn the handle. The leg vise and the dog support board are built on rails. The slidding tool board, or vertical shelves, are evolving at this time, but will have chisels, files, hammers, lay out tools… The dog holes in the top need completed. This is one heavt S.O.B.

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Very very nice.
 

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Looks very sturdy and functional. I might use some of your ideas on my next bench.
 

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Nice, really nice design.
 

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WHat a great bench. I can't wait till I am a big boy and have my own shop so I can build that! LOL. Really nice job. ( I use my neighbors at the moment )
 

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This is a fine workbench! It appears to be practical, durable and well thought out. Thank you for sharing.

I especially like the vises. I'm rather ignorant about leg vises. How does that work, exactly? Is the bottom horizontal member attached to the vertical board and slide in and out of a mortise in the rail (vertical member behind the vise board)? Do those two vertical pieces, the one with the holes and the one behind the leg vise, slide to different positions? Thanks!
 

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I hope you don't mind if I borrow some of your ideas. I'm working on my own bench right now. Poplar and red oak. Maple is too much money. If you don't mind me asking about the wooden screw on your side vice - did you make it or buy it? I like that feature a lot.
Remsen
 

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Great job. Now that one beefy work bench.
 

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That puppy looks strong enough to park a couple trucks on. Very slick design and a great build.
 

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I love to have workbench like this one.
Beat it, push it no problem. Mine? LOL….it moves before my hand plane proceeds…!
 

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Great workbench.. It looks like you put a lot of hours and thought into building it.
 

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Love the bench. Tell me more about the glue lam beams. I thought they were like plywood with many thin lams but yours look solid. How did you flatten the top? How did you move the top?
 

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That is one big beefy bench. Love it
 

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That is one heck of a workbench.

Thanks for sharing
 

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that was one mean looking workbench. great design and great gizmo's for storing your tools and clamping down your work.
 

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Thanks for the comments all.
Answering a few of the questions;
[SEE] The leg vise does work of the horz 1×4 which make it ridged and to carry most of the vises weight. the leg vise does slid roughly 3.5' left and right within the cabinet area.
[REMSEN] I bought the bolt on line www.bigwoodvise.com
{sparks] I leaded in 1 3/4" LVLs into the legs, so they're flush with the top of the legs. Then I used 6" olly screws fom the bottom into the top. The top is 6 3/4! I used "lead in" methods through out to shear off the frme work. There will be no "folding" up of this pig.
[outputter] The GLB's are SOLID 2x materials. The beams are 6 3/4" thick x 27" wide so they used 2×8 [roughly' and glued them together side by each. The bench is built where it stays. I had a friend come help me put the top on the frame, and it was a load and a half! I'm guessing that it bench weights completed around 1200-1400 lbs. The top was in ok shape and flat, but since it was off of a demo job it had nicks and dings in it that I'll fill and finish sanding once I've completed the hole drilling and have 'lived' on it for a while.
 
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