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I've been woodworking for going on five years now. This is my first real workbench. I've never even had a vise before. I really don't know how I got by without this until now.

The design is inspired by Roubo (obviously), Chris Schwarz, and Jordan (of JordsWoodShop). Its constructed of southern yellow pine and black walnut. The leg vise hardware is from Woodcraft and the twin screw vise hardware is from lie nielsen.

This project represents my first dovetails, first hand cut mortises (one was in a spot where the router wouldnt fit), and first use of hand planes.

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Great job on the bench.
 

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Nice Bench. I just started milling some Birch to get a start on mine, sure hope it doesn't take 5 years to build.
 

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That walnut is a stunner, nice work.
 

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Bench as a whole turned out great but the pieces and parts are well done and attractive. Even the yellow pine is nice looks pretty tight grained.
 

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Great bench. Love it.
 

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You don't see many benches built for lefties. Great work!
 

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Super Bench, love the walnut! Don't think I could have convinced myself to drill all the dog holes in the deadman, though.

thanks,
Dale
 

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nice job looks great you can be proud of it good day
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone! Yep it's left handed… people say it looks weird :)

Point of clarification: it took 6 months to build, not 5 years…
 

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@LJackson; I do have the same question. I started building mine and was wondering if the endcaps serve any purpose or is it just for the look (which I like btw)
 

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The cap on the right is non functional and for aesthetics. The cap on the left is part of the vise.
 

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Why do people put endcaps on their benches?

- LJackson
The end cap on mine is for the wagon vise I built into the bench.

That bench looks great. I agree about the walnut, that's the prettiest wood I've ever seem used on a sliding deadman.
 

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Great looking bench. I'm sure it will give you a lifetime of pleasure.
 

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Nice work Marshall - you'll enjoy this bench for decades to cone.
 

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I usually don't comment workbenches,because I consider it as a tool, which I also don't comment, but this one is outstanding. Such table I would rather keep in my living room than in garage or workshop.
 

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I like everything about it. Nice work brother.
 

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Beautiful! I''m incredibly jealous. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
 
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