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After a comment on my bench about a bench off, I thought its a great idea. There all the threads about planes, braces, powertools of your dreams, etc. How about it on benches.
Pic of your bench or one you are going to buy or build and Why its best. The topic should provide some info for the woodworking getting ready to build or buy as well as give us a place to gloat.
Plus even though I'm not building another bench, I still love looking at others.

I haven't been on in a while but I just seen a pm when i got on today. It appears the tag "smackdown" is being added to the benches shown here, so you can click here and see em all.
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Smitty - Do you use that planing stop?
Here Here Brit.
WHere is Snoopy?
I like your wife Brit.
A special "Andy" edition Workmate? I cannot wait.
Hoss's butt-fetish is as friggin' bollocks as MC Hammer's pants.

Not sure if it is interesting.
Here is that project my wife and I had been working on.
8lbs 13 oz and 22 in long.
Willow Rose

I could not use Stanley, Bailey or Keen Kutter, but I happen to work in two wood names.

(ca you work with willow?)

Willow Rose and her Big Sister Naia in my lap.

Comfort Lap Happy Toddler Fun

Thanks to everyone for the wishes. Everything was great.

BTW I am 35 years old.


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Brandon W - Have Don W make you a knob. I just had him make me a set of tote and knob from blood wood for a #2 that I have. It turned out fantastic. Once I finish the cleaning I will post pictures. I also need a #2 lever-cap but I do not want to spend $50 for one. In the mean time I may just grind down a #3 lever-cap so I can at least use it.

Congrats on the new born! We just had our second little girl in August.
brandon - Get that kid a #1.
I know this has been covered but…

What finishes have you used and how have they held up?

I am thinking danish oil, or BLO.
RPhillips- Find a local blacksmith and give them a design. Easy to make and usually pretty cheap. I paid $40 for my set and they look cool.
I like this idea. It zeems solid. How do yoh attach the rod to the chop?
Any suggestions for a product to use on a laminated 2×4 bench top?

I mainly want to help keep it clean. Glue and dust sticks like it is covered with honey. I would also NOT recomend syp as a bench top. I have had thoughts of laminatimg 3/4 oak on top and tieing it up with oak or cherry breadboard ends. Any thoughts?
Thanks for the tips. I will clean and see if it changes after. Maybe a lottle blo.
is a nice set of vises if any two want to go halvies.
The greatest american Hero! I want one of those holdfasts.
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