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I built a new studio workbench for a Tail and chain drive vise I just recently ordered through my good brother in California. I was not happy with the end and side mount bench vise on my 2 year old workbench. The end vise was pretty okay but the side mounted one was too small for for what I need it to be. I also built this a foot longer than the old one.
All woods used for this bench are reclaimed as with all of my projects.
The top is stack laminated 2×4 saplungan. The jaw for the chain drive vise is balayong same as with the end cap. The condor tails for the end cap are well supported by two 1/2×6" stainless steel bolts capped with raised ebony caps. The 24" Lie-Nielsen chain vise is perfect when working on my sculpted face drawers. Bench dogs are kamagong (ebony). Legs are 4×4 supa. Bottom stretchers are Ipil and bottom shelf is narra. Tail vise is Benchcrafted. Total weight of the bench is over 250lbs.
Dimensions :
Height 36"
Width 24"
Length 72"
Have a blessed week and Happy Easter!

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Beautiful bench, Benji. It should provide a lot of good service.
 

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Beautiful!
 

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This beautiful bench is going to serve you well and will be a fine addition to your shop.
 

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As is all of your work Benji this design is beautiful and built just right.
 

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Absolutely beautiful bench
 

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Excellent bench.
 

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Fine work as usual Benji.Thanks for adding the picture of the wood you used before you rescued it. Well done.
 

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Wow, amazing work
 

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Very nice work as usual brother.
Have a happy & blessed Easter week as well.
 

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Great use of salvage materials.

Wish we could find that kind of junk wood around here.
 

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this is one fine looking bench :<))
 

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Benji, as usual, a Beautiful piece of art!

... and I didn't know anything about any of the wood you used… never heard of any of them, except the Ebony. LOL

Very COOL bench!

Thank you for sharing.
 

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I would have to put it in my dining room…it is too nice for the shop!! Beautiful wood, wonderful craftsmanship…just an outstanding build as usual. Do you need an apprentice?
 

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Benji,

You didn't mention the ebony bench dogs? LOL!

Everyone has said it all! I wouldn't feel like I could work on it.
 

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Nothing like a good sturdy bench to work on. Nice!
 
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